Sketches Of

Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers


(pages 544 - 545)

Elder David Wolfe was born September 13, 1817, one hundred years ago; and died at his residence in Hancock County, Tennessee, June 30, 1886. He professed faith in Christ October 5, 1845, and was baptized into the fellowship of Richardson's Creek Church by Elder Jesse D. Berry. After exercising his gifts in public prayer, exhortation and preaching he was ordained to the full work, of the ministry, September 1, 1855. He was a faithful servant of the Master who had called him to preach the glorious gospel of the blessed God and to warn sinners to flee from the wrath to come. He stood as a watchman on the walls of Zion for more than thirty years, during which time he was pastor of a number of churches, serving them, for the most part, at his own charges. He was considered to be a successful evangelist for his day and time, and baptized a great many people. His education was limited, like most of the preachers in his part of the country, but he was familiar with the Bible, had the confidence of the people, and won many of them to the Lord. Brother Wolfe was conscientious and faithful to declare the Word of the Lord, was a good citizen and a peace-maker. He preached peace and good will wherever he went. "He was one of the most careful men I ever saw about doing or saying anything that would cause offense, give trouble, do harm, or put a stumbling block in the way of any man. The blessing belonging to the peace-maker was his." (G. H. Cope).


Burnett, J .J.  Sketches of  Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers.  Nashville, Tenn.:  Press of Marshall & Bruce Company, 1919.


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