Joseph Charles Philpot (1802 – 1869) was known as “The Seceder”. He was a former Church of England minister but resigned in 1835 and became a Strict or Particular Baptist holding to the Doctrines of Grace. While with the Church of England he was a Fellow of Worchester College, Oxford. After becoming a Strict and Particular Baptist he became the Editor of the Gospel Standard magazine and served in that capacity for twenty years.
“My desire is to exalt the grace of God; to proclaim salvation alone through Jesus Christ; to declare the sinfulness, helplessness and hopelessness of man in a state of nature; to describe the living experience of the children of God in their trials, temptations, sorrows, consolations and blessings.” –J. C. Philpot