Rev. George Waller, son of Rev. William Edmond Waller, a well-known Baptist minister in Virginia and Kentucky, and a nephew of the distinguished Rev. John Waller, of Virginia, was born in Spottsylvania Co., Va., in 1777. He removed with his father to Kentucky about 1781, locating for a short time in Lincoln, and then settling in Fayette County. In 1798 he removed to Shelby County, and was baptized by his father into the fellowship of Buck Creek Baptist church, in that county, in 1801. He was ordained in 1802, and succeeded his father (who had returned to Virginia) in the pastorate of Buck Creek church, a position he occupied fifty years. He was pastor of Burk’s Branch church about forty years, and of Bethel church a shorter period, and he was a missionary to Louisville before there was a church in that city. He traveled over the State, preaching in the interest of missions. He was editor of a weekly Baptist paper published at Bloomfield, Ky., about 1827, and was moderator of Long Run Association twenty-five years in succession, preaching the introductory sermon before that body seven times. He was a strong, logical preacher, and few men were more widely known, or exercised a greater influence in his State, during his long ministry. He died in July, 1860.
[William Cathcart, editor, The Baptist Encyclopedia, 1881; rpt. 1988, p. 1205. - jrd]
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