George B. Starr

(1854-1944). Evangelist, minister, teacher, and administrator, in the United States and Australia. Converted at the age of 21, he joined the Congregational Church and soon became a nondenominational evangelist. In 1875 he worked with Dwight L. Moody in Chicago. In 1876 he embraced the Seventh-day Adventist faith and at once began to preach it throughout Iowa and Nebraska. He was ordained in 1879. In 1883 he married Nellie Sisley, sister of William C. Sisley and Maud Sisley Boyd. In 1884 he was called to superintend the Chicago Mission and direct the Central Bible School. In 1891 he accompanied Ellen G. White to Australia to help build up the SDA work there. During his 18 years in Australia he was variously employed. He was Bible teacher and preceptor at the Australasian Bible School at Mel...

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