Little is known of the life of Thomas Brooks (1608-1680). He was a graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He spent some time at sea, possibly as a chaplain. He was a minister at Thomas Apostle's, London.
He moved to St Margaret's Fish-street Hill, London and adopted a closed position on baptism and communion.
Many of his writings are available here: http://www.prdl.org/author_view.php?a_id=168
Many of them are still in print today: http://banneroftruth.org/uk/store/author/brooks-thomas/