Born in Northumberland, Dinsdale Young started preaching at the age of 15 and soon candidated for the ministry.
He served in London, Birmingham, York, Manchester and Edinburgh and for 8 years was minister at Wesley’s Chapel, City Road, London. From there he came to Westminster for a remarkable 24 year ministry until his death, still in office, at the age of 77.
He served as President of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference in 1914. He loved the Bible and argued passionately for its infallibility and divine inspiration. Above all he was an evangelical and biblical preacher. He was never known to speak unkindly of anyone and was loved and respected by all within Methodism.