Ellen Lane

(1800s). Health and temperance worker, preacher. Married to Elbert B. Lane, a minister, Ellen was able to preach in his place during his illness. She was the first Seventh-day Adventist woman to receive a ministerial license. This was issued to her by the Michigan Conference. The Lanes worked together in Pennsylvania and in the Shenandoah Valley of Virgina, where they lectured around the New Market area and helped develop the New Market church. Ellen spoke mostly on health and temperance subjects and worked from house to house, holding prayer meetings in the homes. Her license was renewed in 1878. She continued working with her husband until his death in 1881, then labored alone until 1889.

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

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