G. Campbell Morgan
Rev. Dr. George Campbell Morgan (December 9, 1863 - May 16, 1945) was a British evangelist, preacher, leading Bible teacher, and prolific author. Rodney's contemporary "Gypsy" Smith, Morgan preached his first sermon at age 13. He was pastor of the Westminster chapel in London from 1904 to 1919, stopped for 14 years to teach at Biola in Los Angeles, and returned to the chapel from 1933 to 1943 when he handed the pastor to the famous Martin Lloyd-Jones, sharing him with him and instructing him a few years ago. In the years 1911-1914, he was president of Cheshunt College of Cambridge. Morgan was born on a farm in Tetbury, England, in the family of the Welshman George Morgan and Elizabeth Faun Brittan. His father was a member of the strict Plymouth brothers, but resigned and became a Baptist priest. As a child, he was very ill, could not attend school and therefore studied at home. When Campbell was 10 years old, D.L. Moody first came to England. His ministry, combined with the dedication of his parents, left young Morgan so impressed that at the age of 13 he preached his first sermon. Two years later, he regularly preached in village chapels during his Sundays and public holidays. By 1883, he taught at Birmingham. However, in 1886, at the age of 23, he left the teaching profession and devoted himself to preaching and presenting the Bible. He was ordained to serve the community in 1890. He did not have formal preparation for service, but his devotion to Bible study made him one of the leading Bible teachers of his time. His reputation as a preacher and interpreter of the Bible grew throughout Britain and spread to the United States.