Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn.

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Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn.

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Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a physician, preacher and Christian leader.

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones was born 20 December 1899 at Donald Street, Cardiff, to Henry and Magdalene Lloyd-Jones, but in 1905 the family moved to Llangeitho, Ceredigion, because of the father's health. The parents ran the Albion Stores and later opened a Creamery there. In 1911 he won a scholarship to Tregaron County School. The family moved to London in 1914 where Martyn Lloyd-Jones attended St Marylebone Grammar School. At the age of sixteen he entered St Bartholomew's Hospital as a medical student and passed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery exams at the young age of twenty one. In 1923 he became Clinical Assistant to Sir Thomas Horder, royal physician, in Harley Street, and was appointed Chief Clinical Assistant in 1924. He married Dr Bethan Phillips, daughter of Dr Thomas Phillips, a Harley Street eye specialist, in 1927 at Charing Cross Chapel, London. Two daughters Elizabeth and Ann were born to them.

In 1927 Martyn Lloyd-Jones entered the ministry. From 1927 to 1938 he was a minister at Bethlehem Forward Movement Church at Sandfields, Aberavon, and afterwards at Westminster Chapel, London, 1938-1968. He became known as an eminent preacher in Britain and America. In 1969 he delivered a series of lectures at Westminster Theological Seminary, USA, which were published in 1971 as Preaching and Preachers. He died 1 March 1981 in Ealing and was buried in Newcastle Emlyn. A Thanksgiving Service was held at Westminster Chapel on 6 March 1981.

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