Andrew Fuller was a significant Baptist preacher in England, contemporary of George Whitefield and Charles Wesley. He is best known for his enthusiastic views on evangelical Calvinism and his rejection of hyper-Calvinism popular at the time. Fuller’s theology matched that of Jonathan Edwards, John Owens, and John Bunyan. He believed in the inerrancy of Scripture and salvation by faith alone. Fuller is most famous for his defense of Calvinism and evangelical thinking, believing that Scripture supported both views. He promoted these ideas with vigor throughout his life, believing that a theology based entirely on scripture alone was essential to proper doctrine. Fuller also was involved in the Baptist Missionary Society founded by William Carey, believing that missions was an important part of Christianity.
“It is totally possible that Andrew Fuller’s impact on history, by the time Jesus returns, will be far greater and different than it is now. My assessment at this point, 192 years after his death, is that his primary impact on history has been the impetus that his life and thought gave to the modern missionary movement, specifically through the sending and supporting of William Carey to India in 1793. That historical moment—the sending of William Carey and his team—marked the opening of the modern missionary movement.” (John Piper)