Lewis Johnson

(1851-1940). Minister, administrator. He was born at Nyborre, on the island of Moen, Denmark, and came to the United States in 1869, settling in Boone County, Iowa. As a young man he was converted and joined the Methodist Church. Soon thereafter he was granted a license and sent out to preach. In 1875 he attended several lectures by the Seventh-day Adventist evangelist J. F. Hanson. As a result, he accepted the SDA faith, was baptized, and became the elder of a newly organized church. At a camp meeting held in Marshalltown, Iowa, in June 1876, he was granted a ministerial license and began to preach. The rest of that year and the next he worked in Iowa and in the Dakotas, and in 1878 and 1879 in Illinois, mostly in Chicago. During a camp meeting held in Bloomington, Illinois, in August 187...

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

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