Vernon Becker

(1908-1989). Evangelist, pastor, administrator. Born in Kansas, he began evangelistic work in Texas in 1929 and received his degree from Union College in Nebraska in 1932. He spent the next five years teaching and was ordained in 1936. He became superintendent of education and youth director of the Texas Conference in 1937 and later held that position in the Greater New York Conference. In 1944 he became principal of Campion Academy in Colorado. In 1951 he was elected director of education and youth for the Northern Union Conference and served there until 1955, when he moved to the same work in the Atlantic Union. In 1972 he earned the Citation of Excellence, the church’s highest award for educational service. Throughout retirement, he was on the board of Becker Adventist School in Decat...

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

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