English Baptist preacher, pastor and author. While he never attended seminary and refused to be formally ordained, Spurgeon is still remembered today as the Prince of Preachers. He began preaching as a teenager and was called to his first church in Waterbeach before the age of twenty. He was then called to pastor New Park Street Baptist Church in London, which later became the Metropolitan Tabernacle when the New Park church was outgrown. A staunch Calvinist and supporter of Puritan theology, Spurgeon was decidedly evangelistic in his preaching. He is also remembered for founding a pastor’s college, as well as publishing numerous books and commentaries.