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

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

Joseph Bates: From Seaman to Fisher of Men

Joseph Bates: From Seaman to Fisher of Men

Pioneer History: Old News or Good News?  “In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what God has wrought, I am filled with astonishment, and with confidence in Christ as leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord