Rev. Carey, a man with missionary vision suggested that the ministers talk about "the duty of Christians to attempt
the spread of the gospel among heathen nations". Carey was stunned when the leader of the meeting stopped him.
In an agitated voice the moderator said: "Young man, sit down. When God pleases to convert the heathen, He will do
it without your aid or mine". The moderator was so wrong; Carey started the English Baptist Missionary Society
and under its auspices in 1793 he sailed for India.
Up until that time, the 200-year-old Protestant movement had done very little cross-cultural missionary outreach.
From that time on a movement from Britain came to evangelise the world, Carey was named, 'The Father of Modern