Rev. Paul Ami Isaac David Bost, was born on June 10, 1790 in Geneva, Switzerland. He sudied theology at the Moravian Institute at Neuwied and at the University of Geneva. He was an itinerant preacher in Switzerland, Germany and France. In 1825, he co-founded the Reformed Free Church of Geneva. From 1828-37 he worked as an evangelist in Carouge, After a brief pastorate at Asnires and Bourges in France, he was appointed chaplain of the prison of the Maison Centrale at Melun, where he remained until 1848, then lived in Geneva. He died on December 24, 1874 in Prigonrieux, Aquitaine, France.
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