Digory Joseph Rounsfell (1866-1927)
Digory Joseph Rounsfell was the son of one Bible Christian minister and the brother of another. He was born in Barnstaple and was educated at Shebbear College. Converted at the age of eleven, he went into business for several years before entering the Bible Christian ministry in 1890. He enjoyed tremendous success as an Evangelist at the Royal Victoria Hall and Waterloo Road Chapel in London where he worked for fifteen years. Rounsfell was later stationed in Brooklands in Bristol where under his supervision the membership rose from 250 to over 400.
Source: Oliver Beckerlegge, United Methodist Ministers and their Circuits 1797-1932 (1968), and United Methodist Magazine 1927, 210-212.