Founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, A.B. Simp-
son was born in Canada of Scottish parents. He became a Pres-
byterian minister and pastored several churches in Ontario.
Later, he accepted the call to serve as pastor of the
Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
It was there that his life and ministry were completely
changed in that, during a revival meeting, he experienced the
fullness of the Spirit.
He continued in the Presbyterian Church until 1881,
when he founded an independent Gospel Tabernacle in New York.
There he published the Alliance Weekly and wrote 70 books on
Christian living. He organized two missionary societies which
later merged to become the Christian and Missionary Alliance.