William Lipscomb (July 20, 1829 – 1908) was a leading figure of the American Restoration Movement.
Lipscomb was born in Franklin County, Tennessee and is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Gospel Advocate was founded by Nashville-area Restoration Movement preacher Tolbert Fanning in 1855. William Lipscomb, who was a student of Fanning, served as co-editor until the American Civil War forced them to suspend publication in 1861. After the end of the Civil War, publication resumed in 1866 under the editorship of Fanning and William Lipscomb's younger brother David Lipscomb; Fanning soon retired and David Lipscomb became the sole editor.
- ^ a b c Douglas Allen Foster and Anthony L. Dunnavant, The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, Churches of Christ, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2004, ISBN 0-8028-3898-7, ISBN 978-0-8028-3898-8, 854 pages, entry on Gospel Advocate, pages 361-363