John Cole

(1862-1937). Missionary, administrator. He was born in Ireland, but grew up in Nebraska, U.S.A. He entered the ministry in 1884, preaching in the North Pacific Conference (Oregon and Washington), was ordained in 1890, and in 1893 went on the second cruise of the Pitcairn for mission service in Fiji and Norfolk islands. On returning to the United States, he again preached in Oregon (1897-1909), and then served as president of the South Australian Conference (1909-1911). After terms as president of the New Zealand Conference (1911-1915), of the North New Zealand Conference (1915-1916), and of the New South Wales Conference (1916-1926), he returned to the United States and preached in Illinois and western Washington (1926-1928). His last appointment was to the Leeward Islands Conference, wher...

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

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