John Henry Jowett

1864-1923. English Congregationalist preacher. Born near Halifax, Yorkshire, he studied at Airedale College, Bradford, at Edinburgh University, and Mansfield College, Oxford. He was pastor at St. James' Congregational Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1889), and succeeded R.W. Dale at Carr's Lane Chapel, Birmingham (1895). He became chairman of the Congregational Union (1906-7) and president of the National Free Church Council (1910-11). His reputation as a preacher grew, and he became pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City (1911), returning to Westminster Chapel, London (1918-22), in succession to Campbell Morgan. He delivered the Yale Lectures on Preaching in 1912, wrote many devotional books, and was made Companion of Honour in 1922.