Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. At the age of 20 he became pastor of the New Park Street Church. As his fame grew among the Christian community of England, the number of people who came to listen to him speak in different venues exceeded 10,000 at times. Many of the great theologians and preachers of the last century such as D. L. Moody, J. Hudson Taylor, J. C. Ryle, F. B. Meyer, the Bonar brothers, George Muller, and William Robertson Nicoll have said that Spurgeon greatly influenced their spiritual lives.