Frank Westphal

(1858-1944). Pioneer missionary to South America. He was born near New London, Wisconsin. He was converted to the Seventh-day Adventist faith at the age of 19 through the preaching of H. W. Decker in New London. He was baptized about 1878 and made leader of the newly organized church. He attended Battle Creek College for a time, sold the German missionary paper ( Die Stimme der Wahrheit ) for a while, and then entered the ministry. He was ordained in 1883. For a time he had charge of the city mission in Milwaukee. Later he taught history in the German Department of Union College. In 1894 he was called to South America and became the first ordained SDA minister assigned to the South American continent. He landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and from there went to Crespo, in the province of E...

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

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