John Flavel (1628-1691) was a Presbyterian minister atDartmouthinDevon,England, whose teaching is still
highly valued as most helpful and strengthening. The son of a minister who died
in prison for his noncomformity, John Flavel knew what it was to suffer
hardship, and in his life he showed the evangelical graces of a strong man
of God. Under his influence, a union of the Presbyterian and Congregational
(Independent) churches in his area was accomplished.