History of the Restoration Movement

Thomas Bratton Warren Ph.D.
1920 - 2000

Biographical Sketch On The Life Of Thomas B. Warren

THOMAS BRATTON WARREN was born at Carrizo Springs, Texas, August 1, 1920. He married Miss Faye Brauer in 1941. Three children were born to them: Karen (Mrs. J. M. Waters), Jan (Mrs. Jon R. Coleman) and a son, Lindsey.

He received a B.S. from Abilene Christian College, M.A. from University of Houston and M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He has taught at Abilene Christian College, Ft. Worth Christian College (served as President 1959-61). He has served as chairman of the Bible Department at Freed-Hardeman University, and was Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Apologetics at Harding Graduate School of Religion.

He did full-time work in Liberty, Houston, and Ft. Worth, Texas. He preached twenty to twenty-five gospel meetings per year. He was editor of the Spiritual Sword for twenty years, beginning with Volume 1, Number 1, in October of 1969 and continuing through Volume 20, Number 4, in July of 1989. He also served as a staff writer for the Gospel Advocate. He was a regular speaker for "5 Gospel Minutes" daily radio broadcast in connection with the "Gospel Hour" during the mid- 1970's. He has engaged in numerous debates and has written extensively. One of his most renowned debates was in 1976 with Anthony Flew.

He authored a number of books including: Marriage Is For Those Who Loved God And One Another; Our God - A Sun And Shield For Troubled Hearts; Lectures On Church Cooperation And Orphan Homes; Keeping The Lock In Wedlock; Logic And The Bible; and When Is An Example Binding?. He has produced a number of debates in transcript form such as the Warren-Ballard Debate, Warren-Flew Debate, and the Warren-Matson Debate.

Thomas and Faye were members of the Brown Trail Church of Christ, Ft. Worth, Texas before his death. T.B. Warren passed from this life, on August 8th, 2000, just days after his 80th birthday. His funeral was conducted at the Brown Trail Church of Christ, and he was buried in the Mausoleum at Cemetery in Colleyville, Texas. Before his death, much of his library was contributed to the Brown Trail School of Preaching, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Thomas B. Warren was a scholar, the likes of which, very few have attained in their lifetime. A master logician, and gospel preacher, he held the banner of the cross high all the days of his life. He rests from his labors, and his works to follow him.


2008 Lecture On The Debates Of Thomas B. Warren, by David Lipe MP3

Directions To Grave

In January, 2002, it was my joy to attend the 25th Annual Ft. Worth Lectures at Brown Trail Church of Christ, Ft. Worth, Texas. One of the members there, Tom Gardiner, took me over to Blue Bonnett Hills Cemetery to see the graves of brother Thomas B. Warren and W.W. Slater.

The grave of Thomas B. Warren is located in Colleyville, Texas between Gravevine and Ft. Worth. On Hwy 26 in Colleyville, heading east you will see the Blue Bonnett Hills Cemetery on your right. Enter at the eastern most entrance (closest to the mausoleums) and proceed into the cemetery. Go to the first left and park in front of the mausoleum. The edifice is open air and as you enter the main corridor from the front, go down on the right hand side. On the bottom row on the right hand side, just before the first corridor to the right is the grave of Thomas and Faye Warren.

While in this graveyard, be sure to visit the grave of W.W. Slater. He and his wife are buried at the top of the hill past the fountain. See his web page and print out the directions to his grave. Also buried here is Leroy Brownlow and Avon Malone.

GPS Coordinates
N32° 53' 765" x WO 97° 08' 697"
East Wall Inside
Grave Faces West
Accuracy To Within 28'
See Map Here

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