J. Monk

(1940-1994). Editor, administrator. In 1971 he became one of the first Black Seventh-day Adventist chaplains in the United States Army. After seven years of active duty he served in the Army Reserves, National Guard, and finally the United States Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a minister, journalist, and administrator for 30 years, nine of them as president of the Central States Conference. He also served as the tenth editor of Message , the oldest Black religious journal in North America.

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

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