Thomas Campbell (Restoration movement)

Thomas Campbell (February 1, 1763January 4, 1854) was a Presbyterian minister, Born in County Down, Ireland. With his son Alexander Campbell, began a religious reform movement on the American Frontier which would later be known as the Campbell-Stone movement.

Life events

  • 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.


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