Most of us have heard about George Whitefield lamenting that his chicks had become ducks . Of course he was referring to many of his converts becoming Baptists . In America ( because old George got around to other places as well ) , most of those coming to a saving knowlege of Jesus Christ were , or became Baptists . Daniel Marshall (1768-1837) and Shubal Sterns (1706-1771) wwere among the more notable ones . In the UK some Anglicans such as John Newton and Henry Venn extended the hand of fellowship to Baptists . In my bio of Newton , (written by Richard Cecil and updated by Marylynn Rousse) , it says the following on page 262 : Cowper and Newton attended the Baptist Association meetings in Olney in 1768 , hearing Booth preach from Acts 11:26 . Abraham Booth (1734-1806) ,was a prominent Baptist preacher at that time . He was quite learned -- kind of like his generation's John Gill without any of the negative luggage Gill's critics bestowed upon him . Henry Venn wrote the preface to Booth's sermons . On page 287 it speaks of John Fawcett (1740-1817) . He was converted under Whitefield's preaching and " shaped as a young Christian by William Grimshaw ( he walked the nine miles to Haworth on Communion Sundays ) ... " On page 294 Fawcett's biographer is quoted : " The erection of a [ Baptist ] place of worship at Wainsgate must be imputed to the Rev. Mr. Grimshaw of Haworth ... Mr. Richard Smith , who was its first pastor , attended Mr. Grimshaw's ministry , and and derived great advantage from it . " On page 317 it refers to John Oulton (1738-1780) . He was a Particular Baptist minister in Liverpool . Newton attended his services at Byrom Street and took part in his mid-week meetings . Both John Ryland Sr. (1723-1792) and his son John Ryland Jr. (1753-1825) were friends of Newton's . I find it comforting that some Church of England ministers at that time had fellowship with some Baptists . There were glaring differences between the two sects but the common bond between the truly regenerate of both parties joined them together as it is biblical to do . Today with the ever increasing liberalism of the Anglician Church it makes it even more difficult . Come out from among them is my plea . But still there are very godly men in that group who preach and teach in a very biblical manner despite everything else .