Dan Jones

(1855-1901). Minister, conference administrator, and leader of the first group of Seventh-day Adventist missionaries to Mexico. He joined the SDA Church in 1876. In 1881 he received a license to preach and was elected secretary of the Missouri Conference, and in 1882 became its president. In 1888 he left Missouri to become secretary of the General Conference and early the next year served on the committee that prepared the constitution of the National Religious Liberty Association. But the climate of Battle Creek and the heavy responsibilities were too burdensome for his health. In 1891 he went West to take charge of the Pacific Coast District (Number 6). In 1893, advised to seek a more southerly climate, he led the first group of Seventh-day Adventist teachers and medical missionaries int...

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

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