You ‘d be interested to learn that Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW) emerged as a branch of the Bible Student movement that formed among followers of Christian Restorationist preacher, Charles Taze Russell, in the United States in the 1870s.
In 1881 Bible Student missionaries were sent to England and in 1900 in London the first branch of overseas was opened. The group took on the name of the International Association of Bible Students, and was also active in Canada, Germany, Australia and other countries by 1914.
However, after Russell ‘s death in 1916, the movement split into several rival organisations, one led by Russell ‘s successor, Joseph “Judge” Rutherford, Retaining control of his magazine The Watch Tower, as well as his legal and publishing corporation The Watch Tower Bible and the Pennsylvania Tract Society. TAP HERE TO CONTINUE READING