William Miller

(1856-1945). Missionary to India, evangelist, and pastor. He became a Seventh-day Adventist in 1892 and began his service as a licensed minister in Ohio in 1899, pastoring the Cleveland church and working as chaplain of the city mission. After a period of tent evangelism, during which he met and married a coworker, Dr. Lovina Ruth Merritt, he was called to India to relieve J. L. Shaw, and from 1904 to 1911 served first as acting, and then assistant, superintendent of the India Mission. He is given credit for organizing the first Indian Seventh-day Adventist church. In 1910 he suffered a severe heat stroke and with his health impaired returned to America in 1911. Here he engaged in pastoral work in Ohio (1911-1920) and in Michigan (1922-1923), taught in the Department of Religion at Emmanue...

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

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