Independent Fundamentalist Family

All timeline entries for this religious group

Events by Name
Adrian Rogers Elected as President of the Southern Baptist Convention

In 1979, Baptist conservatives elected Adrian Rogers as president of the Southern Baptist Convention as the first part of a takeover strategy.

Baptist Bible Union

The Baptist Bible Union was a fundamentalist association of churches which had separated from the Northern Baptist Convention in 1923.

Bible Baptist Fellowship

The Bible Baptist Fellowship formed after a split with J. Frank Norris in 1950 and became the largest association of independent Baptists in America.

Billy Graham Holds First Integrated Crusade in Chattanooga, TN

In 1953, Billy Graham's decision to hold an integrated crusade in the South helped shift racial attitudes among white evangelicals.

Billy Graham's Los Angeles Crusade

Billy Graham's Los Angeles Crusade (1949) catapulted the southern evangelist into the national spotlight for the first time.

Billy Graham's New York Crusade

In 1957, Billy Graham's New York Crusade became his largest American revival campaign with more than two million attendees.

Conservative Baptist Association of America

William Bell Riley, fundamentalist minister and Bible college president, led the Minnesota Baptist Convention out of the Northern Baptist Convention in 1947.

Harry Emerson Fosdick Preaches "Shall the Fundamentalists Win?"

In 1922, Harry Emerson Fosdick's sermon accused fundamentalists of being "essentially illiberal and intolerant." His subsequent dismissal made Fosdick a martyr for liberal mainline Christianity.

Jerry Falwell Helps Found the Moral Majority

With the help of Baptist preacher Jerry Falwell in 1979, the founding of the Moral Majority would later influence Ronald Reagan's election in 1980.

Liberty University

Jerry Falwell founded the small Lynchburg Baptist College in 1971, which would grow into the largest private, nonprofit university in America by the 2010s.

National Association of Evangelicals Founded

The National Association of Evangelicals was founded in 1942 to provide representation for evangelicals in Washington, D.C., and with the broadcasting industry.

Publication of Scofield Reference Bible

The Scofield Reference Bible, first published by Oxford University Press in 1909, would sell two million copies by the end of World War II.

Ralph Elliott Fired in the "Genesis" Controversy

When Southern Baptist seminary professor Ralph Elliott challenged the historicity of Genesis, conservatives forced him to resign (1962), foreshadowing the conservative resurgence in the SBC.

Scopes Trial

The Scopes Trial (1925) highlighted the tension between literal interpretations of creation accounts in the Bible and evolutionary theory in the 20th century.

Biographies by Last Name
Falwell, Jerry

Jerry Falwell (1933-2007) was an evangelical pastor who aired the popular program "The Old-Time Gospel Hour" and helped found the Moral Majority.

Fuller, Charles Edward

Charles Fuller (1887-1968) was a prominent evangelist on the popular evangelical radio show "The Old Fashioned Revival Hour" and founded Fuller Theological Seminary.

Graham, William "Billy"

Billy Graham (1918-2018) was the preeminent evangelist of the second half of the 20th century, preaching to millions in the United States and abroad.

LaHaye, Timothy "Tim"

Tim LaHaye (1926-present) is a famous evangelical pastor/author, known for co-authoring the Left Behind series and authoring one of the first evangelical sex manuals.

Moody, Dwight L.

Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) was a 19th century Protestant revivalist, whose popularity led to the Moody Bible Institute and the growth of fundamentalism.

Norris, John Frank

John Frank Norris (1877-1952) was a controversial Baptist pastor, famous for preaching against modernist interpretations of the Bible.

Riley, William Bell

William Bell Riley (1861-1947) was a fundamentalist pastor who formed the World's Christian Fundamentals Association, fought teachings of evolution, and founded the Northwestern Bible School.

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