Stephen Pierce

( c. 1804-1883). One of the pioneer Seventh-day Adventist ministers; conference administrator; writer and editor. He was born and reared in Vermont, and was apparently an earnest Millerite. He was one of the group who with James and Ellen White, Joseph Bates, and Hiram Edson, “after the passing of the time in 1844, searched for the truth as for hidden treasure” ( 1SM 206; see Sabbath Conferences ). For a number of years in the late 1850s, he was a corresponding editor of the Review and Herald. From 1863 to 1865 he was president of the Vermont Conference. In late summer of 1865 he moved to Minnesota and was recommended by the General Conference Committee to the churches there as a faithful and efficient minister. From 1865 to 1870 he was president of the Minnesota Conference. His later ...

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

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