- Thomas Spurgeon
name = Thomas Spurgeon
image_size = 175px
birth_date = birth date|1856|9|20|df=y
death_date = death date and age|1917|10|17|1856|9|20|df=y
occupation = pastor
Christian( Reformed Baptist)
parents = Charles & Susannah Spurgeon
nationality = British
Thomas Spurgeon (
20 September 1856– 17 October 1917) was a British Reformed Baptistpreacher of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, one of two non-identical twin sons of the famous Charles Haddon Spurgeon(1834-1892).
Thomas and his twin brother were born a month before the tragedy at the
Royal Surrey GardensMusic Hall of 19 October 1856 while their father was preaching. Their mother, Susannah became an invalid at the age of 33 while the boys were still in their teens.
After serving some time to an engraver, Thomas Spurgeon, like his brother Charles, decided to give his life to preaching the gospel. But his health prevented him from remaining in England. While he was still young he sailed to
Australia, and spent one year in evangelistic labors there. After his return to England it was decided that he must return to a better climate for his health. During the early 1880's he preached in many places in Australia, as well as in New Zealand; and finally he decided to accept the pastorate of a Baptist church in Auckland, the Auckland Baptist Tabernacle, where his influence was already becoming widely felt [Needham (1882), 556-570] .
Thomas returned to England after the death of his father and succeeded him in his pulpit ministry after a brief period under
Arthur Tappan Pierson. During Thomas' fifteen year pastorate, the Tabernacle burned in 1898 and was rebuilt along similar lines.
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