Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Born in 1834, England and the first of 17 children. He was converted at the age of 16, in a snow storm through a lay Methodist preacher, and 1 year later became a pastor in Cambridge (without any formal theological education). Yet he was perhaps the most well-read pastor in England. Spurgeon is considered by many to be one of the greatest preachers since the days of the apostles. He had preached over 600 times before he was 20 years old. He is affectionately known as “The Prince of Preachers”.