Following Christ according to the NT pattern.

Well-Known Brethren

Sir Robert Anderson — Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard from 1887 to 1901. Fellowshipped with the Brethren for a number of years, but eventually returned to his Presbyterian roots. Author of numerous well-known titles as The Coming Prince, The Silence of God, The Honour of His Name, Daniel in the Critic’s Den, and Human Destiny. Charles Spurgeon claimed that his book Human Destiny was “the most valuable contribution on the subject” that he had seen. He was friends with James M. Gray, C. I. Scofield, A. C. Dixon, and Horatius Bonar. (1841-1918).

J. G. Bellet — Author of numerous books prized by Bible students. Some of his better known titles are The Patriarchs, The Evangelists, The Minor Prophets, and Woolen and Linen. (1795-1864).

Lancelot Brenton — Translated the Septuagint into English and produced what is probably the most common Greek-English edition of the Septuagint. (1807-1862).

E. H. Broadbent — Author of the popular volume The Pilgrim Church which covers various movements in church history — as the Paulicians, Bogomils, Waldenses, Nestorians, Mennonites, and Methodists — that attempted to implement aspects of New Testament teaching which were overlooked by the churches around them. (1861-1945).

F. F. Bruce — Twentieth century Greek scholar. Taught at Manchester University where he was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis. Wrote over 40 volumes, primarily on the New Testament. Edited The Evangelical Quarterly and Palestine Exploration Quarterly. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy. (1910-1990).

J. N. Darby — One of the influential figures in the formative years of the Brethren movement. Author of many books. Father of dispensationalism. Translated the NT into English and the entire Bible into French and German. His German edition, known as the Elberfelder Bibel, is one of the most popular versions in Germany today. When C. I. Scofield worked on his notes for the Scofield Reference Bible he kept Darby’s Synopsis on his desk next to F. W. Grant’s Numerical Bible. (1800-1882).

Jim Elliot — Well-known missionary killed by members of the Auca tribe in Ecuador in 1956 while attempting to reach them with the gospel. His story is told in Through Gates of Splendor and Shadow of the Almighty, both written by his wife Elisabeth Elliot. (1927-1956).

Pete Fleming — One of the missionaries that perished with Jim Elliot while attempting to reach the Auca tribe. (1928-1956).

David Gooding — Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Greek at Queen’s University Belfast. Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Published numerous scholarly works on both the Old Testament and the New Testament. (1925-present).

F. W. Grant — Author of numerous books including the Numerical Bible and Facts and Theories as to a Future State. When C. I. Scofield worked on his notes for the Scofield Reference Bible he kept Grant’s Numerical Bible on his desk next to Darby’s Synopsis. C. H. Spurgeon regarded the Numerical Bible as “the last word on the right side of every question discussed” on the subject of man’s destiny after death. (1834-1902).

Anthony Norris Groves — Missionary to Baghdad and India. Author of a booklet entitled Christian Devotedness which challenged believers to live a life of radical discipleship and radical stewardship. This booklet had a profound impact on George Müller, and through him Hudson Taylor. Regarded as the father of modern faith missions. Advocated the adoption of the New Testament as the pattern for missions, with a focus on living simply among the people and planting indigenous churches with indigenous leadership. His principles influenced the Bakht Singh movement in India and the House Church movement in China. (1795-1853).

Zane Hodges — Professor of NT Greek and Exegesis at Dallas Theological Seminary. Co-editor of the edition of the Greek New Testament known as the Majority Text. (1932-2008).

Luke Howard — Chemist and amateur meteorologist. Regarded as “the father of meteorology” because of his meticulous recordings of the weather in London from 1801 to 1841 and because of his writings which transformed the science of meteorology. His groundbreaking work was Essay on the Modification of Clouds which stressed the importance of clouds in meteorology and laid out the categories and sub-categories of clouds using Latin terms. His nomenclature is essentially the same as that used today. (1772-1864).

Harry Ironside — Preacher and Bible teacher. Affectionately known as the “Archbishop of Fundamentalism.” Pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago from 1930 to 1948. Preached Billy Sunday’s funeral at Moody Church in November, 1935. Visiting lecturer at Dallas Theological Seminary from 1925 to 1943. Granted an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Bob Jones University in 1942. Author of over 80 volumes including Holiness: The False and the True. (1876-1951).

William Kelly — Prominent member of the Brethren in the latter half of the nineteenth century. A prolific author, his volumes enjoyed the respect of scholars outside the Brethren, as Henry Alford and Heinrich Ewald. Aided Samuel Tregelles in his textual critical studies. Edited the Bible Treasury from 1857 until his death. Edited the Collected Writings of J. N. Darby and the writings of J. G. Bellet. (1821-1906).

William McDonald — Bible teacher and author. Served on the faculty of Emmaus Bible School from 1946 to 1965, holding the office of president from 1959 until his departure. Author of several well-known books including True Discipleship, a classic on the subject, Hebrews: From Shadow to Substance, which was published by Moody Bible Institute, and Bible Believer’s Commentary, published by Thomas Nelson. The latter is Thomas Nelson’s best selling commentary. (1917-2007).

C. H. Mackintosh — Preacher and author. Active in the Irish revival. His most well-known work is Notes on the Pentateuch which, like his other writings, is more devotional than scholarly. (1820-1896).

Ed McCully — One of the missionaries that perished with Jim Elliot while attempting to reach the Auca tribe. (1927-1956).

George Müller — Evangelist and founder/director of the Ashley Down Orphanage in Bristol. Reknowned for operating the orphanage solely on faith and prayer, never soliciting donations or going into debt. Member of Bethesda Chapel from 1932 until his death. Travelled more than 200,000 miles in his life in missionary and evangelistic journeys. His story is told in A. T. Pierson’s George Müller of Bristol and his own Autobiography of George Müller. (1805-1898).

Thomas Newberry — Knowledgeable in both Greek and Hebrew. Contributed articles to various Christian publications. His most famous legacy is The Englishman’s Bible, now most commonly known as the Newberry Study Bible. This unique study tool uses symbols to help understand the verb tenses in the original and offers alternative translations that many find helpful. (1811-1901).

Handley Page — Pioneer in the aircraft industry and father of the heavy bomber. Designed and built the Handley Page 0/100 bomber which was first flown in December 1915. This design was further developed, resulting in the introduction of the 0/400 and 0/1500 bombers later in the war. (1885-1962).

Joseph M. Scriven — Author of the words to the hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” (1819-1886).

S. P. Tregelles — Communed with the Brethren for many years, but later in his life was unattached, frequenting both Presbyterian and Anglican churches. Knowledgeable in Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Latin. Published a critical edition of the Greek text of the New Testament. Wrote Heads of Hebrew Grammar and several volumes on prophecy. Translated Gesenius’ Hebrew Lexicon from the Latin. (1813-1875).

W. E. Vine — Scholar, theologian, and author. Wrote on a wide variety of subjects including a grammar of New Testament Greek and commentaries on Isaiah, the Gospel of John, and various epistles. His best-known book is the widely used and acclaimed Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words. (1873-1949).

G. V. Wigram — Preacher and teacher. Traveled widely, especially in his later years. Published The Englishman’s Greek and English Concordance to the New Testament and The Englishman’s Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance to the Old Testament. (1805-1879).