One Sunday in 1803 he went to Llanwenarth chapel where he was converted; within a year he had begun to preach . After going to college at Abergavenny he returned in 1811 to Llanwenarth where he remained until his death 14 Oct. 1860 . He incorporated eight churches.
He was a mighty preacher and Christmas Evans said, on one occasion, that he would never preach after him. In the doctrinal discussions of the day he favoured the Higher Calvinism — a result of his sudden conversion — and in 1823 he published a booklet Golwg Ysgrythurol ar Iawn Crist , because the treatise in its original form had been rejected by Seren Gomer .
Reverend William Joseph Rhys, (1880-1967), Gelli, Rhondda / Treherbert
Published date: 1959