Roderick Owen

(1852-1927). Teacher, administrator. He was an active layperson in the Methodist Church and a student of law when introduced to Seventh-day Adventist teachings through reading Man’s Nature and Destiny and Thoughts on Daniel and the Revelation . In 1883 he accepted the SDA faith and was baptized. He entered denominational service and for two years engaged in ship missionary work in San Francisco harbor. In 1887 he joined the faculty of Healdsburg College as a teacher of Bible and history, and from 1897 to 1899 served as president of the college. Afterward he pastored a church in the Los Angeles area and taught Bible and history at the San Fernando Academy (1903-1909). From 1909 until near the time of his death he was on the faculty of the College of Medical Evangelists.

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

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