George Whitefield (1714-1770) was a student at Oxford and took orders in 1738, but was suspended for his unorthodox doctrines and methods.
For many years he travelled through Britain and America, and by his preaching contributed greatly to the religious revival. Whitefield's Tabernacle was built for him in Tottenham Court Road, London (1756; bombed in 1945 but rebuilt).
Why is George Whitefield famous?
George Whitefield was a British Methodist evangelist.