Gordon Stevenson

(1907-1968). Missionary, editor, administrator. He was born in the Eastern Cape town of Burghersdorp, South Africa, into the family of an Irish Protestant lay preacher. At an early age, while residing in Kimberly, he attended meetings held by Evangelist C. A. Paap, of Australia, and W. H. Hurlow, a young Welsh worker. In 1918 he was received into the Seventh-day Adventist Church by baptism. At 13 years of age he went to Spion Kop College, where he worked as a student colporteur to defray expenses. While earning tuition money after matriculation, he became acquainted with Edna George, a secretary in the employ of the South Africa Division. They were married in 1928 and soon after enrolled at Helderberg College, where he took the one-year theological normal course and graduated in 1929 with ...

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

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