John Eliot

John Eliot, who was considered an “Apostle to the Native American”. He pastured the church in Roxbury for 58 years, from 1632 to his death in 1690. He and two other pastors translated the Psalms from Hebrew into English poetry for use in their churches and printed The Bay Psalm Book in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1640. This was the first book ever published in North America. He also translated the Bible into the Algonquin language.