Frederick Spies

(1866-1935). Missionary, administrator. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After becoming a Seventh-day Adventist at 22 years of age, he entered the colporteur work and four years later was appointed director of the colporteur work in Germany. Shortly after being ordained to the ministry, he was sent in 1896 to Brazil as one of the first Seventh-day Adventist missionaries in that country. He served as director of the Brazil Mission and was president of the Brazil Union from its inception in 1911 until its division in 1918 into the South Brazil Union and the East Brazil Union. Spies then became president of the former for several years. In 1923 he became president of the East Brazil Union Mission and in 1927 manager of the Brazil Publishing House. He remained there until his retirem...

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

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