Meridian Avenue Baptist Church

Birth of William Carey, English missionary to India and the father of modern missions.  While still a teenager, he already could read the Bible in six languages.  Carey joined the Baptist church in 1783, and soon began advocating the cause of missions.  In 1792 he preached the memorable sermon: Expect Great Things from God; Attempt Great Things for God.  The following year, he went to India as one of the fist missionaries under the English Baptist Missionary Society.