“The Doctor” was Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ nickname for a very good reason. Before any thought of preaching, he was a successful young medical doctor. In fact, his first position was assistant physician to the royal physician in London!
Though he was raised in church, the youthful Dr. Lloyd-Jones realized he had never trusted Christ for salvation. Afterward he sensed that God was calling him to preach. So he turned his back on his medical career, and—having just wed—returned to his native Wales to take a church.
After a decade of diligent expository preaching to the working people of that city, he was asked to come to London to join Dr. G. Campbell Morgan at Westminster Chapel. This he did, becoming the senior pastor after Dr. Morgan’s passing a few years later.
“The Doctor” of souls pastored there until 1968, by then considered as one of the foremost preachers of the 20th century. He continued to encourage younger pastors in his retirement until his death.
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