Albion Ballenger

(1861-1921). A one-time Seventh-day Adventist minister, who later apostatized. He was born on a farm near Winslow, Illinois, the son of J. F. Ballenger, an SDA minister. After completing his public school education he taught for four years. Then the conference granted him a ministerial license and sent him out to preach. He became a fluent preacher and an able writer. After entering the ministry, he attended Battle Creek College for parts of two years. In 1890 he was chosen secretary of the National Religious Liberty Association, with headquarters in Chicago. Three years later he was invited to serve as assistant editor of the American Sentinel , published in New York City. Eager to get back into public work, he resigned his editorial post after about a year. He attended camp meetings and ...

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

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