George Thompson

(1862-1930). Administrator. On becoming a Seventh-day Adventist in 1885, he attended Battle Creek College for one year, taught public school for two years, and began his ministerial work in Illinois in 1891. Ordained in 1893, he served in South Africa (1893-1896), then was president of the West Virginia (1897-1898), New York (1898-1903), and Ontario conferences (1903-1904). In 1904 he became secretary of the General Conference Sabbath School Department and in 1912 general secretary for the North American Division, then field secretary for the General Conference (1918-1926), during which time he traveled extensively in Europe and the Far East. He wrote for denominational journals and was author of The Ministry of the Spirit, Soul Winning, and In His Name.

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

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