Mendel Israel

(1834-1921). Evangelist, missionary. Born in Nova Scotia, he moved in his early 20s to New England, and in 1858 to Oregon. In 1874, while in Massachusetts doing carpentry work with his brother, John, an ardent Seventh-day Adventist, he accepted the SDA faith. The next year he attended a biblical institute in San Francisco conducted by James White, Uriah Smith, and J. H. Waggoner, and was encouraged to enter evangelistic work. He was ordained in 1878 and spent many years in evangelism in the California Conference. In 1885, 10 years after Ellen White had urged the establishing of a mission in Australia, Israel went with the first group of SDA workers and conducted vigorous evangelistic campaigns in Melbourne, Adelaide, and other cities. After a conference was established in 1888, he did pion...

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

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