George Campbell Morgan, 1863-1945, Bible Teacher
AUTHOR: Ruckman
PUBLISHED ON: March 13, 2003
PUBLISHED IN: Biographies

George Campbell Morgan
G. Campbell Morgan was born in Tetbury, England, the son of a
Baptist minister. His home was one of such genuine piety that
in later years he wrote: “While my father could not compel me
to be a Christian, I had no choice because of what he did for
me and what I saw in him.”
        When Campbell was 10 years old, D.L. Moody came to
England for the first time, and the effect of his ministry,
combined with the dedication of his parents, made such an im-
pression on the life of young Morgan, that at the age of 13,
he preached his first sermon. Two years later, he was preach-
ing regularly in country chapels during his Sundays and
        In 1886, at the age of 23, he left the teaching pro-
fession, for which he had been trained, and began devoting
his full time to the ministry of the Word of God. He was or-
dained to the Congregational ministry in 1890, having been
rejected by the Wesleyan Methodists two years before. His
reputation as preacher and Bible expositor soon encompassed
England and spread to the United States.
        In 1896, D.L. Moody invited him to lecture to the
students at the Moody Bible Institute. This was the first of
his 54 crossings of the Atlantic to minister the Word. After
the death of Moody in 1899, Morgan assumed the position of
director of the Northfield Bible Conference. The many thou-
sands of converts from the ministry of Moody needed a teacher
of the Bible to strengthen and deepen their faith. G. Camp-
bell Morgan became that teacher.
        After five very successful years there, he returned
to England in 1904 and became pastor of Westminster Chapel of
London. His preaching and his weekly Friday night Bible clas-
ses were attended by thousands. During two years of this min-
istry, he was president of Cheshunt College in Cambridge.
        Leaving Westminster Chapel in 1919, he once again re-
turned to the United States, where he conducted an itinerant
ministry for 14 years. Many thousands of people heard him
preach in nearly every state and also in Canada. Finally, in
1933, he returned to England, where he became pastor of West-
minster Chapel again and remained there until his retirement
in 1943.
        He went to be with the Lord on May 16, 1945, at the
age of 81. His paramount contribution to the Christian faith
lay in teaching the Bible and showing people how to study it
for themselves.

Ruckman ’67

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