Alexander Campbell (1788 - 1866)

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Birthplace: Ballymena, Broughshane, Antrim, Ireland
Death: Died in Bethany, WV, USA
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Founder of the Restoration movement that led to the establishment of the Church of Christ. He is also the founder of Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia. Originally a Baptist, Alexander Campbell, and his father, Thomas Campbell began to discover flaws in what they were being taught biblically. As a result they began the Restoration Movement and founded what was then known as the Disciples of Christ. In later years Campbell's Disciple's of Christ converged with Barton W. Stone's Christian Church and led to the later founding of the Church of Christ. Campbell's name is synonymous with the Church of Christ and his followers are still referred to as "Cambellites" by critics of the Church today.

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Alexander Campbell's Timeline

1788
September 12, 1788
Broughshane, Antrim, Ireland
1811
1811
Age 22
1812
1812
Age 23
Bethany Brooke County West Virginia
1813
1813
Age 24
1818
1818
Age 29
1820
1820
Age 31
1824
1824
Age 35
1828
July 31, 1828
Age 39