Clifford Russell

(1870-1954). Educator, youth leader, and administrator. He had taught in public schools in Michigan for 15 years when in 1906 the West Michigan Conference invited him to take charge of the educational and young people’s work in that field. Between 1908 and 1912 he was principal of Battle Creek Academy. He spent the next year in ministerial work. In 1912 he was elected educational and Missionary Volunteer secretary of the Lake Union Conference, and in 1920 he accepted a call to become field secretary of the Missionary Volunteer Department of the General Conference. It was during his years with the Missionary Volunteer Department that plans for the junior program, from which the Junior Missionary Volunteer organization sprang, were worked out. From 1922 to 1936 he was one of the associate ...

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

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