His ministry in Anglesey gave him the opportunity of starting a number of new churches , e.g. at Talwrn , Amlwch , and Beaumaris , but after his move to Pwllheli he does not appear to have had the same interest in opening new churches in the surrounding country-side. He was considered an able theologian and a man of wise counsel. He and his family were closely connected with the schism at Llanuwchllyn in the days of Michael Jones ( 1787 - 1853 ) (q.v.) . It was under his ministry that, on Easter Sunday 1796 , at Pen-dref chapel , Llanfyllin , Ann Griffiths , the famous hymn-writer (q.v.) , was converted.
About 1805 he published Ffynhonnau Iachawdwriaeth as a counterblast to John Wesley 's essay on Election. He also published an able booklet, Athrawiaeth y Drindod mewn Tair Pregeth , to counteract the views expressed by Peter Williams (q.v.) about the Bible and particularly the Sabellianism of his book, Dirgelwch Duwioldeb , 1792 (see Cofiant John Jones, Tal-y-sarn , 302-3). He d. 17 Feb. 1823 and was buried in Pen-lan cemetery, Pwllheli .
Reverend Richard Griffith Owen, M.A., (1890-1973), Bangor
Published date: 2001