Series: Servants of God
William Carey left school at the age of twelve and despite never attending university oversaw the translation of the Bible into forty languages. He founded the Baptist Missionary Society in 1792 and led its first mission in India from 1794 to his death forty years later. Carey became the official translator for the British Raj and head of the Department of Languages in the government training centre. The lecture will look at the extraordinary life of William Carey and how he became the father of modern missions.