Elbert Lane

(1840-1881). Evangelist. Selling his farm, he began to preach in Michigan in 1868. In 1869 he and his brother, S. H. Lane, engaged in evangelism in Indiana, which was then a mission, but which he left a conference. In 1871 he spent some time in Tennessee near Nashville, being the first Seventh-day Adventist minister to enter the South. The church he established at Edgefield Junction was the first Seventh-day Adventist church in the South. During his illness, his wife, Ellen, took his place in the pulpit and in visiting, and from then on preached independently with marked success. In 1872 he returned to evangelism in Michigan, and two years later entered the Seventh Day Baptist college in Milton, Wisconsin, to further his knowledge of Hebrew and Greek. He then worked in Ohio and New England...

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

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