Here are some interesting facts about Charles Haddon Spurgeon, “the Prince of Preachers” and “Heir of the Puritans”…
Spurgeon read at age 6 and went on to read it over 100 times. [JBG note: Mr. Spurgeon’s love for John Bunyan’s classic work is what moved me to become a Spurgeon reader].
Before he was 20, Spurgeon had preached over 600 times.
When Spurgeon arrived at The New Park Street Church, in 1854, the congregation had 232 members. By the end of his pastorate, 38 years later, that number had increased to 5,311. (Altogether, 14,460 people were added to the church during Spurgeon’s tenure.) The church was the largest independent congregation in the world.
In 1865, Spurgeon’s sermons sold 25,000 copies every week. They were translated into more than 20 languages.
During his lifetime, Spurgeon is estimated to have preached to 10,000,000 people.
For an average sermon, Spurgeon took no more than one page of notes into the pulpit, yet he spoke at a rate of 140 words per minute for 40 minutes.
For more interesting and encouraging information about what God has done through this sinner saved by grace, check out Phil Johnson’s “Spurgeon Archive” on this nineteenth century testimony of Christ. CLICK HERE