Roy Cottrell

(1878-1970). Missionary, author, pastor. He was born in New York state into a family of Adventist pioneers. In 1902 he married Myrtie Ball, and six years later they sailed for China, where he served until 1920. During those years he wrote 10 books that were published in the Mandarin language. After returning to the United States, he continued to write, authoring 15 books and booklets, eight series of Sabbath school lessons, and hundreds of articles that appeared in church journals. During his later years he served as a pastor in the Southern California Conference. He gave 60 years of devoted service to the church.

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

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