A. G. Daniells: The Administrative Extraordinaire

A. G. Daniells: The Administrative Extraordinaire

Mr. President Arthur Grosvenor Daniells was the longest-serving president the Adventist church has ever had. During his 21 years of presidency, he led the church through the reorganization of 1901 and 1903, the Kellogg crisis in the early 1900s, the first World War, and the famous 1919 Bible conference. Daniells was also the first General Conferenc

S. N. Haskell: The Self-Made Man

S. N. Haskell: The Self-Made Man

A Man of Many Talents Stephen Nelson Haskell accomplished a great deal in his life without any formal education. He was forced from a young age to improvise when it came to job opportunities to get by in life. For over 50 years that adaptability benefited him as he served the Seventh-day Adventist church. Haskell was a Bible worker, president of mu

W. W. Prescott: The Educational Reformer

W. W. Prescott: The Educational Reformer

A Highly Educated Gentleman William Warren Prescott was one of the most highly educated Seventh-day Adventists of his generation. He had the privilege of going to an ivy-league school and used that training to serve the denomination effectively in various roles for over 50 years. From the 1880s to the 1930s, Prescott was a key player in almost ever

A. T. Jones: Defender of Religious Liberty

A. T. Jones: Defender of Religious Liberty

The Pentecostal Preacher Alonzo Trevier Jones is known as one of the most powerful preachers ever to grace an Adventist pulpit. His charismatic style made him probably the most influential figure in American Adventism during the 1890s. The Sunday laws passed in the U. S. in the 1880s and 90s also called forth his best efforts to uphold religious li

E. J. Waggoner: The Gospel Doctor

E. J. Waggoner: The Gospel Doctor

The Preacher of Righteousness by Faith E. J. Waggoner's name has become almost synonymous with the famous General Conference Session of 1888. His messages, along with those of A. T. Jones, were highly commended by Ellen White. She made it clear that "the Lord in His great mercy sent a most precious message to His people through Elders Waggoner and

John Harvey Kellogg: The Most Famous Adventist

John Harvey Kellogg: The Most Famous Adventist

Worldwide Health Reformer Corn flakes cereal is what John Harvey Kellogg is most famous for. But few realize that breakfast foods are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Kellogg's influence in the world of health. Before many understood the benefits of a vegetarian diet, before many understood the importance of gut health, and before many

Uriah Smith: The Unmovable Defender of Historic Adventism

Uriah Smith: The Unmovable Defender of Historic Adventism

A Man Who Stuck to His Guns Uriah Smith is most famous for his book Daniel and the Revelation, which helped many Adventists understand those apocalyptic books. The volume came out in the 1870s and was revised around 20 years later by Smith. Nothing major was changed by the author, which illustrates much of the pioneer’s life. Whether it came to his

J. N. Andrews: The Self-Educated Scholar

J. N. Andrews: The Self-Educated Scholar

James White’s Melanchthon The Protestant Reformation was led forth by the fiery personality of Martin Luther. More behind the scenes in those times was the scholarly Philip Melanchthon. He helped to organize Luther’s thoughts into a system of truth and even helped to correct some errors of the older man. J. N. Andrews was like the Melanchthon of th

James White: The Engine that Drove Seventh-day Adventism

James White: The Engine that Drove Seventh-day Adventism

The Workhorse You would be hard-pressed to find someone who did more to propel the Adventist movement forward than James White. Joseph Bates provided the theological spark, and Ellen White’s inspired messages guided the church through troubling times, but without James White, it would be hard to imagine Seventh-day Adventism being where it is today