Citation Bebbington DW (2011) British Baptist Crucicentrism since the Late Eighteenth Century: Part 1. Baptist Quarterly, 44 (4). http://www.baptisthistory.org.uk/basicpage.php?contents=quarterly&page_title=Baptist%20Quarterly
Abstract [From first paragraph] On 24 May 1791 William Carey, soon to become the pioneer of the Baptist Missionary Society, was ordained to the Christian ministry at his meeting house in Harvey Lane, Leicester. His friend Samuel Pearce, minister in Birmingham, preached the evening ordination sermon. Pearce's text was Galatians 6:14, ‘God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.' His message was that, as a minister, Carey should concentrate on proclaiming Christ crucified. This gathering of Baptists who were about to launch the worldwide mission of the Anglo-American Evangelical churches strongly believed that the cross was the fulcrum of the Christian faith.