South Dakota Conference of SDA (Watertown, South Dakota, US)

A former unit of church organization comprising the territory of the state of South Dakota. Statistics (1981): churches, 25; members, 1,932; church schools, 10 (plus a home school); ordained ministers, 9; licensed ministers, 5; church school teachers, 14. Headquarters: 217 North Grand, Pierre, South Dakota. The conference formed a part of the Northern Union Conference. History. Beginnings of the Work in the Area. According to extant sources, Seventh-day Adventist teachings reached several areas of South Dakota as early as 1873, through Scandinavian members who migrated to the Dakota Territory. Within a few years the SDA faith spread to the English-speaking people, and later, in 1881, to the German and Russian segments of the population. According to O. F. Frederikson, of Swan Lake (reporti...

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

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P.O. Box 36
Watertown, SD
United States