Biographical information adapted from Thomas J. Nettles, “William Carey (1761-1834),” in The Baptists, Vol. 1: Beginnings in Britain (Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, 2005), 279-316, and Daniel L. Akin, “The Great Commission & William Carey: A Passionate Global Vision,” in 10 Who Changed the World (Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2012), 1-12.