Joel Rogers

(1864-1960). Missionary to Africa. After graduation from Battle Creek College (1890), he taught at Union College. In 1893 he and his wife went to Kimberley, South Africa, where he served as pastor of the first Seventh-day Adventist church, and his wife opened and taught the first SDA church school in South Africa. In 1894 they accepted a call to join the staff of the Claremont Union College (now Helderberg) in South Africa, then in its second year. In 1896 Rogers went into the field to push the circulation of the missionary paper The South African Sentinel , and two years later he and his wife went to Basutoland to pioneer the work at Kolo Mission. When the Anglo-Boer War began, they went on overseas furlough. During the next five years Rogers did advanced study and impatiently awaited his...

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

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