Jonathan Edwards – born in Connecticut, to Pastor Timothy Edwards, and Esther Edwards. The only son in a family of 11 children, he entered Yale at 12 years old and graduated 4 years later as valedictorian. He received his Masters 3 years later. “From my childhood up my mind was full of objections against the doctrine of God’s sovereignty.” However, in 1721 he came to a “delightful conviction.” Edwards delighted in the sovereignty of God. Edwards later recognized this as his conversion to Christ.