- Thomas Campbell (Restoration movement)
Thomas Campbell (
February 1, 1763– January 4, 1854) was a Presbyterianminister, 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.
* 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 Churchin 1811, Campbell began baptising new members by immersion.
* [http://www.disciples.org/discover/history/ "Discover the Disciples"]
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