History of the Restoration Movement

Robert Clark Bell


Brief Sketch On The Life Of R. C. Bell

Robert Clark Bell was born near Bell Buckle, Tennessee, March 20, 1877, and raised on the farm. He attended the public schools till nineteen, when he entered the Nashville Bible School.

At the age of 15 he was let to Christ under the preaching of E.A. Elam, August 22, 1897. At a little school house near Reel Foot Lake, Tennessee, where he was soon to open a school, he began preaching, and continued to do so the remainder of his life.

In 1901 he entered Potter Bible College, where he remained as student-teacher for four years. During his stay at this school he was married, September 24, 1904, to Miss Bessie Sparkman, of Gainesville, Texas. She was a faithful and helpful Christian wife. Their acquaintance had been formed at the Nashville Bible School, while they were both students there.

Experiencing and realizing the great and good influence of Bible Schools he resolved to devote his life to such work. He taught three years in Western Bible and Literary College, Odessa, Missouri, and for a time was with the Cordell Christian College, Cordell, Oklahoma.

He was involved in the work in Thorp Spring, Texas with the planting and operation of Thorp Spring Christian College, as he served as its second president. Later he moved to Abilene to work with the Christian college there.

Robert C. Bell passed from this life June 14, 1964, and is buried in the City Cemetery.

-Sources: Gleanings From Gospel Preachers Who Blazed The Trail, C.R. Nichol, 1911

Directions To The Grave Of Robert C. Bell

R.C. Bell is buried in Abilene, Texas in the City Cemetery.

The Abilene Municipal Cemetery is located in Abilene, Texas.

In Abilene, take I-20 to Exit 290, Hwy. 332. As you head south from the exit you will need immediately to turn right, heading west on E. North 10th Street. Head out about a mile and you will see cemeteries on your left and right after the Railroad crossing.

Enter the main entrance to your right, then take the first right. Go to the second left. Then go past midway to the end of the road and begin looking in to your right a few rows. The Bell plot will be facing you. See Cemetery Map Here

GPS Coordinates
Acc. to 16ft.
N32° 27.699' x WO99° 43.384'
Or, D.d. 32.46165,-99.72306666666667
Grave Faces West
Section Cedar Hill Block 119 Lot 2 Space 8

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