April 27, 1923.
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Stewart was convicted of sin at age 19, but did not accept Christ for a few years. He describes his conversion experience:
I was lying on my bed one day in sore anxiety of soul when that Scripture came to me,It is finished,and immediately I entered into peace. I saw for the first time I was 1800 years on the other side of a finished work. I had been looking forward to something to be done by me, whereas I now saw that the work had been finished by another, the Lord Jesus Christ, on the Cross of Calvary.
After conversion, he began attending church, and later joined Assembly of Exclusive Brethren in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Shortly thereafter, he began open air preaching at Phoenix Corner, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, later in Clarendon Hall and Union Hall. He was frequently in poor health, though, and spent eight months in Australia around 1870, hoping to recover his strength, then returned to Scotland. Later in life, he moved to Prestwick, Ayrshire.
Stewart was a well known preacher and writer, contributing to The Witness and The Believers Hymn Book. His other works include:
The Young WatchmanOffice, 1870)