Born in Flintshire, he became a WM under the influence of the preachers of the English-speaking Chester Circuit. After two North Wales circuits, he spent the rest of his ministry in South Wales. Though a staunch Arminian he took no part in the doctrinal controversies of his time, but was highly regarded as a wise leader and competent administrator. He was Chairman of the Welsh District 1827-28 and, after its division, of the South Wales District 1828-29. He was Secretary of the South Wales Synod 1833-43 and Chairman of the District for a second time from 1843. He died on 21 December 1845.