1722-1765

1722, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

April 15, 1765.

Son of Philip Jones of Cheltenham, Edmund spent much of his boyhood in Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, where his father was pastor of a Baptist church. He attended for a time the Baptist College at Bristol, and at age 19, he began to preach for the Baptist congregation in Exeter. Two years later became its pastor. It seems his church first introduced singing as part of worship in 1759, during his tenure. According to John Rippon, Jones also pastored at the Baptist church in Exon, Devonshire. Jones’ works include:

  1. Come, Humble Sinner