Born in Chatham, Virginia, during the time of the Civil War, Archibald Thomas Robertson (1863-1934) grew up on the small farm
in Statesville, North Carolina, purchased by his family after the war. He was baptized in 1876 in the Baptist church founded
the year before by Rev. J.B. Boone and Rev. A.C. Dixon. He attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky
from 1885 -1888 where he excelled at Greek and taught the beginning course in his final year. During seminary days he also
worked in an inner-city mission, supplied in various pulpits, and learned much about evangelism during a D.L. Moody crusade.
In 1892 Robertson was appointed professor at Southern Baptist and remained in that post until his death in 1934.