– January 4
) was a Presbyterian minister
, Born in County Down
. With his son Alexander Campbell
, began a religious reform movement on the American Frontier which would later be known as the Campbell-Stone movement
- Born February 1, 1763 in County Down, Ireland.
- Imigrated to the United States in 1807, settling in western Pennsylvania.
- In 1809, Campbell published the The Declaration and Address of the Christian Association of Washington, a document which set forth his basic concerns about how the Christian Faith should be practiced. It was a fundamental starting point for the Campbell / Stone Movement, which led to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Churches of Christ (a cappella) and the Independent Christian Churches.
- When the Washington Association built the Brush Run Church in 1811, Campbell began baptising new members by immersion.