John & Petrea Dorland

(1892-1964). Evangelist, pastor, administrator. He was born in the United States and went to England in 1911 to complete his ministerial training at the missionary college. He entered the ministry in 1914 and a year later became pastor of the Chiswick church. He served in South England until 1924, when he was asked to serve as president of the Welsh Mission. Following this, he served in the same capacity in the South and North England conferences. During World War II he engaged in pastoral work in the large Bristol district and became a well-known representative for Seventh-day Adventists of military age at the tribunals for conscientious objectors. After the war he once again served as president of the North England Conference until 1951. Thereafter, until his official retirement in 1958,...

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

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