Frank Hutchins

(1869-1902). Pioneer Seventh-day Adventist evangelistic and medical missionary in Central America. He was brought into the Seventh-day Adventist Church at an early age as the result of tent meetings in California and studied for the ministry at Healdsburg and Battle Creek colleges. Soon after graduation he was offered ministerial work in Oregon, but he chose to take a medical course at the University of Michigan instead. However, a few weeks after matriculation he accepted an appointment to the Bay Islands in Central America, where he and his wife pioneered SDA work in 1891. On his advice, the General Conference built a small schooner, the Herald, with which mission work could be carried on more expeditiously among the islands of that area, and this served as the mission home for several y...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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