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McDonald, Henry

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McDonald, Henry
March 10, 2007 08:10PM
A History of Kentucky Baptists, From 1769 to 1885, by J. H. Spencer, 1886,
Rprinted by Church History and Archives, 1976, Lafayette, TN. Green

HENRY McDONALD, D. D., was raised up to the ministry, and labored a number
of years, within the bounds of Russells Creek Association. He is a native
of Ireland, was raised by devout Catholic parents, and was educated with a
view to the priesthood. Being averse to becoming a priest, he ran away
from his parents and came to the United States. Making his way to
Greensburg, Kentucky, he entered upon the study of law, under Hon. Aaron
Harding. Under the preaching of B.T. Taylor, during an extensive revival
at Greensburg, young McDonald professed conversion, about 1852, and was
baptized into the fellowship of the Greensburg church, by Mr. Taylor. He
at once abandoned the study of law, and commenced the study of theology,
under the directions of John Harding. He was ordained to the ministry,
about 1854. After serving the church at Greensburg, some ten years, he
accepted a call to Danville, where he ministered twelve years. From
thence he went to Covington, where he remained only a few months, when he
accepted a call to the church at Georgetown, where, in addition to his
pastoral labors, he filled the chair of theology in Georgetown College.
From Georgetown he was called to Richmond, Virginia, from whence he has
recently gone to Georgia.
Dr. McDonald is a scholarly and polished pulpit orator. He possesses
an affectionate and genial temperament, and has been much beloved, both by
the people of his several charges, and the brotherhood in general.
Kentucky has had few more popular preachers.

McDonald Harding Taylor
Ireland Danville-Boyle-KY Covington-Kenton-KY Georgetown-Scott-KY VA GA

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