John Loughborough

(1832-1924). Pioneer evangelist and administrator. He first heard the present truth preached by J. N. Andrews in September 1852 at Rochester, New York, and was immediately convinced of the seventh-day Sabbath. For three years prior to this he had preached, as a laypreacher, the doctrines of the first-day Adventists, but had become dissatisfied. He took a public position to keep the Sabbath in October of 1852 and immediately began to proclaim his new belief. He had preached and supported himself by working, but in December 1852 he devoted himself to full-time ministry. He was ordained in 1854, and for several years conducted evangelistic work in Pennsylvania, New York State, and the Middle West. He pioneered the selling of Adventist literature in quantity when in 1854 he began selling it at...

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

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