Gros Successor


Philip Milledoler (1775-1852) at the age of 19 succeeded Gros as the pastor of the Nassau Street church (1795-1800); he later pastored Presbyterian churches in Philadelphia and New York. He was elected professor of theology by the General Synod of the Reformed Church (which he subsequently declined), accepting the presidency of Rutgers College, and serving as professor of moral philosophy. According to McClintock and Strong, “His forte was in the pulpit… His sermons were clear, earnest, solemn, and impressive… But in nothing did he so soar heavenward, and seem so full of divine power, as in public prayer. A number of powerful revivals of religion occurred under his ministry.”