Other Servants

About, by or adapted from Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

J G Bellatt

Dublin, Ireland 1795-1864

One of the original brothers in the Dublin meeting.  It was established before J N Darby joined it.

About, by or adapted from J G Bellatt – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

Brian Deck

Motueka New Zealand (1912-1991)

About, by or adapted from Brian Deck – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

Edward Dennett

EDWARD DENNETT was born in the Isle of Wight, 1831, at Bembridge, and died in Croydon in Oct., 1914 after a short illness. His people were all in the Church of England, but he was converted as a lad through the instrumentality of a godly clergyman, and he left the church from conviction and became minister of a Baptist Chapel in Greenwich, having previously matriculated at London University.  However in France he came into contact with brethren and on his return resigned his charge. Shortly after “breaking bread” for the first time with those gathered simply at the Lord’s table “unto His Name.”

About, by or adapted from Edward Dennett – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’


Alfred Gardiner – A J Gardiner – AJG

Alfred J Gardiner 1884-1976

Streatham, London 1884-1973

About, by or adapted from AJG – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

Arthur House

Australia

About, by or adapted from Arthur House – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

William Johnson

London 1850-1921

About, by or adapted from William Johnson – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

James Tayor Senior  – J Taylor Sr – JT (Sr)

James Taylor Sr (1870-1953)

James Taylor Senior was born on January 6, 1870 at Coolaney, near Sligo, Co. Sligo, in North West Ireland. In 1884, at the age of 14, he came into fellowship at Paisley, Scotland, where he had moved to serve his apprenticeship in the linen trade with the firm of Coats. In 1888 he emigrated to St. John, Newfoundland. In 1889, J.T. moved to New York. James Taylor and Estelle Garrett of Baltimore were married c. 1892. They had six children. Mrs. Taylor died 1901 in childbirth or very shortly afterwards. The Lord took him on March 29, 1953.

His ministry as to the service of God, the Assembly and the Person and work of the Holy Spirit have been much appreciated.  He was insistent on testing all by scripture.

His critics saw him as being somewhat of a ‘universal lead’ a position he did not accept, unlike his infamous son Jim Taylor JT Jr – who led the Taylorite Exclusive Brethren – now the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church.

About, by or adapted from JT Sr – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

 


Fred Trussler

Horsham

The late Mark Lemon, Stone Publishing Trust, said of Mr. Trussler, “I remember him as a man who had an unusual way of presenting things. I suspect that he spent a great deal of time meditating on the Scriptures and on the things of the Lord

  • “I have not been able to get a great deal of information about our brother except that he was converted during the 1st World War. He worked as a woodman and then in a saw mill.
  • “He was taken to be with the Lord in 1968 when he was in his 80s.” – Source: My Brethren
  • My recollection – A brother was enthusiastically expounding on the thoughts of Jim Taylor and the Exclusive Brethren.  Mr Trussler’s reply: ‘Silly, in’t it!’.- Sosthenes
About, by or adapted from Fred Trussler – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

F W Trussler – All we like Sheep have gone Astray

We have another thing brought forward in Isaiah 53: “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way”.  What a multitude of ways are represented here.  We had all taken our own way.  He [the Lord Jesus] never took His own way; He was the only One who had a right to take His own way because of who He was in His Person, but in the dependence and subjection of manhood He went God’s way.  He never went astray, never once in that life, whether early or advanced, whether in private life or home life or ministry.  What a life that was for God, treasured up for God! It was a life spotless, pure and blameless, a life that never went astray, whatever the circumstances were – and they were never rosy, but were always hard and difficult and led through the way of suffering – yet He never went His own way.  Alas, every one of us has gone our own way.  “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way”.  That is responsibility; you cannot evade it, I cannot evade it.  We have turned everyone to his own way; the element of responsibility is in that verse and no one can exclude themselves from it.  Yet He never went His own way.  He said, “Not my will but thine be done”.  Every morning He received the divine word as to the way He should go, the way mapped put for Him in the divine mind and will for every day, yet in His Person, God.  What an adorable mystery that He was God here in the form of a Man, as Man in the way of dependence, waiting on God for guidance in the way He should go! 

(F W Trussler,  Croydon 1959)

 

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Fred Trussler – The Sorrows on Humanity are very Severe

The circumstances through (then WW2, now Covid 19) which men are passing are very acute.  Christians have passed through them too, but the sorrows of humanity are very severe to-day, so in Matthew and Luke it is said of the Lord that He is “a friend of publicans and sinners”, and He did not refuse the title.  He is accessible to men and they can say what they like to Him.  I believe that in times such as these we should be available to men in this manner.  How blessedly it shone in Jesus, “a friend of publicans and sinners”!  Not that He loved sin, neither do we; but He was a friend of publicans and sinners, those who felt their sinnership.

Present circumstances are, I doubt not, ordered of God to bring about conviction in the consciences of men.  Men are drifting away from God; the profession is drifting away rapidly too.  God has ordered the present circumstances, not only in view of His people, but that many might be brought to know Him.  Who is going to be available?  Am I characterised like Jesus?  Can anyone come and open out his heart to me?  Have I, in any way, assumed to be self-righteous? That would put men away from me.  They would say, perhaps: I must not come near to him because I am a sinner.  Am I like God?  Am I like Christ?  Anyone who felt he was a sinner could open out his heart to Jesus.  The woman in Luke 7 could pour it out in tears, and there was also the woman in John 4.  If I have the privilege of being the friend of God and of Christ, am I available to sinners in need?

(F W Trustler, Putney, London 1942.  Editor:  Just as relevant to 2020?) 

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The late Mark Lemon, Stone Publishing Trust, said of Mr. Trussler, “I remember him as a man who had an unusual way of presenting things. I suspect that he spent a great deal of time meditating on the Scriptures and on the things of the Lord

  • “I have not been able to get a great deal of information about our brother except that he was converted during the 1st World War. He worked as a woodman and then in a saw mill.
  • “He was taken to be with the Lord in 1968 when he was in his 80s.” – Source: My Brethren
  • My recollection – A brother was enthusiastically expounding on the thoughts of Jim Taylor and the Exclusive Brethren.  Mr Trussler’s reply: ‘Silly, in’t it!’.- Sosthenes