Earl Irvin West
- Category : 1920-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (6)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 2
American historian of the Restoration Movement, known for his multivolume work Search for the Ancient Order, published incrementally from 1949 to 1993. He was baptized by Hugo McCord in 1935. A graduate of Butler University, he received his Ph.D in American History at Indiana University. Although he lived in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was the minister for two different congregations, he also served for many years as professor of church history at Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tennessee, now Harding School of Theology, commuting once a week to Memphis. West founded Religious Book Service. He died on 4 February 2011, aged 90, in Memphis, Tennessee.