Pastor, evangelist and one of the leading Central Mission ministers. He was born on 5 June 1874 at Preesall, Lancs. He was converted by Gipsy Smith and trained by Samuel Collier. Sent in 1905 to develop a new mission in Sheffield, he filled a theatre and built the Victoria Hall, raising the £46,000 needed in three years. He built up the congregation and pioneered its social witness (e.g. the Labour Yard). A Memorial Chapel was created there in his memory. At Wesley's Chapel 1924-1935 he restored the building and rescued the graveyard from near-terminal neglect. He died at St. Leonards on 16 December 1934.