Thomas Brooks – was an English non-conformist Puritan preacher and author. He served as a Chaplain in the English Navy to the admiral of the parliamentary fleet. After 8 years at sea, he was often called to preach before Parliament. He was one of 2,000 Puritan ministers that fell victim to the 1662 Act of Uniformity. He was a beloved pastor and he cared deeply for every soul in his care.