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Adoniram Judson Gordon
1836-1895. Baptist minister, educator, and author. Born in Hampton, New Hampshire, he decided for the ministry when entering preparatory school. He graduated from Brown University (1860) and Newton Theological Seminary (1863), and for six years was minister of Jamaica Plain (Massachusetts) Baptist Church. In 1869 he went to Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston, a center of evangelistic and philanthropic work. He founded a school for training missionaries for home and foreign service, and for pastors' assistants, from which came Gordon College and its divinity school. A student of prophecy, for a time he edited Watchword, a monthly given to biblical exposition. His writings include The Ministry of Healing (1882), Ecce Venit (1890), The Ministry of the Spirit (1894), and When Christ Came to Church (1895). He also helped to compile two hymnals: Service of Song and Coronation Hymnal.