George P. Taubman Digital Archives
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George P. Taubman
Hope International University
Churches in America
National, State, & City
Cane Ridge Revival
Thomas Campbell arrives in America
Herald of Gospel Liberty begins publication
Declaration and Address published
▪1800-1830 Second Great Awakening▼
▪1803 Louisiana Purchase
▪1803-06 Lewis & Clark Expedition
▪1811 Brush Run church organized
▪1816 Alexander Campbell’s “Sermon on the Law”
- Richard Allen forms the first African American denomination (AME Church)
▪1815-26 five non-denominational societies developed with common “union” principle
▪1816 American Bible Society is founded
▪1811 National Road construction begins▪1812 US declares war on Great Britian
▪1815 Battle of New Orleans
▪1820 Campbell - Walker Debate (infant baptism)
▪1823 Campbell - McCalla Debate (infant baptism)
▪1823The Christian Baptist begins publication (1823-1830)
▪1826 Stone first published The Christian Messenger (1826-1845)
|▪1820s Joseph Smith begins to see visions that culminate in The Book of Mormon in 1830||
▪1821 Mexico gains independence from Spain
▪1825 The Trail of Tears
▪1830 Campbell - Owen debate (natural religion & utopianism)
▪1830 A. Campbell published 1st issue of Millennial Harbinger
▪1831 The Evangelist published by W. Scott & J.T. Johnson
▪1832 Stone & Campbell unite
▪1835 The Gospel Advocate began publication - Christianity Restored published by A. Campbell
▪1837 Bacon College (Georgetown, KY) established.
▪1833 The Congregationalist Church of Massachusetts is disestablished (the last American denomination to retain vestiges of state support.
▪1837 Northern and Southern Presbyterians split over issues of church order and theology (and whether to tolerate slavery)
|▪1831 Slave revolt in Virginia|
▪1840 Bethany College (WV) founded - joined over 200 colleges and seminaries
▪1843 Campbell-Rice debate (Presbyterianism)
▪1844 Barton W. Stone died
▪1845 American Bible Convention held
▪1849 American Christian Missionary Society formed
▪1843-44 Thousands of followers of William Miller wait for the return of Christ; several denominations including the 7th Day Adventist spring from the "Disappointment"
▪1844 Baptists and Methodists both divide North and South over question of slavery
▪1842 Immigration tops 100,000; most coming from Ireland
▪1845 Texas and Florida admitted to the union; Oregon Territory annexed
▪1846 US-Mexican War begins
▪1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention
▪Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto
▪1849 California Gold Rush
|1850||▪1856 The Annual Meeting of the American Christian Missionary Society became in effect a national convention of Christian Church and Churches of Christ. It grew into the International Convention of Disciples of Christ.||
▪1859 - 3/5 of American “public” libraries supplied by the Sunday School movement
Admitted to the Union
▪1853 Gadsden Purchase
▪1857 Dred Scott Decision
▪1858 Darwin's Origin of Species published
|1860||▪1869 - Born June 30 in Port St. Mary Isle of Man in Scotland||
▪1864 Alexander Campbell died.
▪1865 College of the Bible established (decendant from Bacon College)
▪1867 Moses Lard raised the "instrument" question to a hot national issue.
|▪1860 - Sunday School Teachers Institutes▼||▪1860 Lincoln
▪1861-65 Civil War
▪1867 Alaska purchased
▪1867-77 Southern Reconstruction
▪1869 Transcontinental Railroad
|1870||▪1871 - Family moved to Cleveland, Ohio||
▪1874 "The Christian Women's Board of Missions" founded.
▪1875 "Foreign Christian Missionary Society" formed.
▪1872 - Uniform Lesson Plan approved by the National Sunday school convention
▪1874 - Women's Christian Temperance Union founded
▪1876 - Bethany Sunday School largest in America – John Wanamaker
▪1882 Milligan College (Tennessee) established.
▪1882 The Christian Evangelist formed; succeeds The Christian Messenger, The Christian, and The Evangelist
▪1886 "The National Benevolent Association" formed to care for preachers without means of support
▪1888 "The Board of Church Extension" formed to help fund church buildings.
▪1880 - Salvation Army begins work in US
▪1881 - Christian Endeavor
▪1889 - WCTU requests quarterly temperance lessons
|▪1881 Immigration to US tops 500,000 with most immigrants coming from Gernany|
▪1890 - Began attending College of the Bible in Lexington, Kentucky
(influenced by McGarvey)
▪1894 - B.T. degree from College of the Bible (age 25)
▪Ordained in Falmouth, Kentucky (student ministry)
▪1895-1898 Ministry at FCC in Newport, Kentucky
▪1896, Jan. 9 - Married Anne; daughter Margaret born
▪1897 son George, Jr. born
▪1898 daughter Mary born
▪1898-1899 Ministry at May’s Lick CC in May’s Lick, Kentucky; Organizes a Junior Christian Endeavor Society for Youth
▪1899-1906 Ministry at FCC in Portsmouth, Ohio
▪1891 David Lipscomb College established (Nashville, TN) - non-instrument
▪1892 Johnson Bible College (Knoxville, TN) formed
▪1893 "The World Congress of the Disciples of Christ" was held in connection with the General Missionary Convention.
▪1894 Disciple Divinity House opened as part of University of Chicago. Developed into leading seminary training "Liberals."
▪1890-1920 Third Great Awakening ▼
▪1890 - Nat’l Sunday School Conventions compared to political rallies until 1914 ▼
▪1891 - Billy Sunday
▪1898 Spanish-American War begins
▪1898 Hawaii annexed
- 2nd largest Sunday School in the RM
▪1907-1909 Ministry as Christian Standard traveling Evangelist
▪1909 Associate Ministry at Independence Blvd. CC in Kansas City, Missouri with Combs
▪1906 The non-instrumental Churches of Christ listed by USA publications as a separate denomination
▪1906 Abilene Christian College established
▪1909 "THe Pittsburg Centennial Celebration of the Declaration and Address." The last time many non-instrumental Churches of Christ came to a nunited convention.
▪1906 Pentecostal movement begins
▪1908 Federal Council of Churches is formed to promote cooperative action by mainline Protestant denominations
▪1905 Immigration to US tops 1 million with most immigrants coming from Southern and Eastern Europe
▪1908 Japanese Immigration to US restricted
Ministry at Hyde Park CC in Kansas City, Missouri
▪1913-1915 Ministry at FCC in Tulsa, Oklahoma
▪1913 Speaker for Church Leaders Convention in Davenport, Iowa
▪ 1915-1938 Ministry at FCC in Long Beach, California
▪1912 J.W. McGarvey died.
▪1917 - FCC Long Beach begins hosting annual California State Disciples of Christ State Convention
▪1919 "The United Christian Missionary Society" was formed, becoming the center of controversy over liberalism and open-membership on the mission fields that eventually produced the formal "Disciple" and "Independent" wings of the movement.
|▪1910-1915 The Fundamentals: A Testimony to Truth are published as a way of defending traditional Christian doctrines against the modern theology||
▪1917 US enters World War I
▪1919 Eighteenth Amendment (Prohibition) enacted
-Health break down – Hawaii 2 mos.
▪1923 - Armistice Day – 31,034 men in Lincoln Park (big Sunday School rally day)
▪1923 Sunset Magazine article
▪1927 - 2nd health break down – radio broadcast from bed ( scheduled to be keynote speaker at first NACC, had to cancel due to health problems)
▪1928 - Opening Address at 2nd Annual NACC
▪1928 Sept-Dec. George Rutledge served as president
▪1929 Dr. Mckenzie Meldrum served as president
▪1929 - Classes moved to First Christian Church of Long Beach
▪1922 Harding College (AR) began
▪Other colleges forming this decade included: Cincinnati Bible Institute & Seminary, Manhattan Kansas Chrisian College, and Pacific Bible Seminary (Los Angeles, CA).
▪1925 "The Christian Restoration Association" formed. The Christian Herald was it's voice.
▪1927 - First annual North American Christian Convention (NACC) held. It became the all but official convention of the "Independents."
▪1929 - last year FCC Long Beach hosts California State Disciples of Christ State Convention
▪1923 Pentecostal evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson, is one of the first to broadcast over the radio
▪1920 - Women's suffrage
▪1925 - Scopes Trial (in re: teaching Evolution in public schools)
▪1929 - Stock Market Crash
-Keynote Speaker of National Federation of Men’s Bible Classes in DC
▪1931 Becomes Dean of Pacific Bible Seminary
▪1933 devistating earthquake
▪1934 3rd health break down
▪1935 4th health break down
▪1938 Retirement from teaching Men’s Bible Class – class disbanded
▪1939 Retirement from preaching
▪1931 Dr. James G. Hurst called to presidency after serving as VP and President Pro Tem.
▪1932 first graduating class
▪1933 classes held in a small house in Long Beach after the earthquake
▪1937 PBS moves to Anaheim Street in Long Beach
▪1931 The American Christian Church and the Congregational Churches united to form theCongregational ChristianChurches. Later merged with United Churches of Christ.
▪1937 Pepperdine College established.
|▪1930s Mainline Protestant churches decline, but fundamentalist, holiness, Pentecostal, and African American churches continue to grow.||
▪1930-1939 The Great Depression
▪1933 Long Beach earthquake
▪1933 Prohibition repealed
▪1938 Child labor banned
▪1939 - Bust of Taubman commissioned by the City of Long Beach
▪1947 - October 3 - Died
|▪1940s produced 47 graduates||▪1945 "Unified Promotion" became accepted procedure by "Cooperative Churches" - one fund for all program funding.||
▪1947 Dead Sea Scrolls found
▪1948 World Council of Churches
▪1949 Billy Graham holds successful evangelistic campaign in Los Angeles
Pearl Harbor (US enters WWII)
▪1946 D-Day & V-E Day
▪1946 United Nations
▪1953 Kenneth Stewart called to presidency
▪1954 Harvey Beard becomes first full-time professor
▪1950 First annual convention of Independent Missionaries held in Eugene, OR
|▪1950 National Council of Churches formed||
▪1950 Korean War begins
▪1954 School desegregation ordered; enforced in 1956
▪1963 AABC accreditation
▪Medford Jones called to presidency
▪Pacific Bible Seminary changes name to Pacific Christian College
▪1969 WASC accreditation
|▪1968 The Disciples of Christ formally voted to become a full denomination, The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)..||▪1964 Vatican II||
▪1963 March on Washington to promote Civil RIghts
▪1964 US enters VietNam war
▪1964-68 Race riots
▪1970 - George P. Taubman, Jr. Died
|▪1973 Pacific Christian College moves to Fullerton campus||
▪1975 Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago serves as model for "megachurches"
▪1979 Jerry Falwell founds Moral Majority (forerunner of Christian Coalition)
▪1973 US Supreme Court legalizes abortion
▪1974 Nixon resigns
▪1974 US leaves Viet Nam
▪1976 Jimmy Carter pardons draft evaders
|1980||▪1982 Knofel Staton called to presidency||
▪1980 Pentecostal Hispanic churches recognized as among fastest growing churches
▪1983 reunion of North and South Presbyterian Churches
▪1987 Iran-Contra Report
▪1989 Fall of Soviet Union
▪1990 LeRoy Lawson called to presidency
▪1997PCC changes corporate name to Hope International University
▪1997 Promise Keepers, evangelical men's organization, holds the largest reported religious gathering in US history
▪1997-99 Vineyard Movement revivals in Toronto and Pensacola, Florida
|▪1990-91 Persian Gulf War|
▪2003 John Derry called to presidency
▪2006 ABHE accreditation
|▪2001 Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentegon|
For a more detailed time line of the Restoration Movement including events prior to 1801, see Timeline of the Stone-Campbell Movement Hymnals https://secure.lccs.edu/library/hymnals/aux.timeline.php of Lincoln Christian College and Seminary.)
Kragenbrink, Kevin R. George P. Taubman: "Conservative Christian Church Evangelist and Champion of the Men's Bible Class Movement." Thesis (M.A.) Pepperdine University, 1991.
"North American Church History Timeline." Last updated: May 8, 2003 (http://ctsh120northamericanchurchtimeline.blogspot.com/ Accessed 2/22/2004).
[Smith, Mont.] "Some Dates in American Restoration History." Unpublished, circa 1975.
Tiffin, Gerald C., Kathy Stranlund, and Mike Warner. Framing the future : the first twenty-five years of Pacific Christian College 1928-1953. Fullerton, Calif. : Pacific Christian College, 1979.