Worcestershire, England was the birthplace of John Flavel (1630-1691), the first-born son of Reverend Richard Flavel. John was educated at the University College, Oxford; he then received the position of assistant minister in Devonshire at the young age of 23. He would later enlarge his sphere of influence by becoming the preacher of a popular Dartmouth parish, where he penned his celebrated book A Saint Indeed. In 1662 Flavel personally rejected the terms of the Act of Uniformity imposed on ministers, causing him to face much turmoil and persecution—yet his private preaching and writing remained steadfast. It was after King James granted more liberty to non-conformists that John Flavel’s works and ministry gained much acclaim. This Presbyterian divine was a man of exemplary piety and high respect, endearing himself greatly to congregants by his earnestness. He died at Exeter, England in 1691. John Flavel’s works continue to inspire and disciple Christians today, nearly four hundred years after his home-going.