Willis Hackett

(1915-1993). Pastor, evangelist, missionary, administrator. Born in Mullen, Nebraska, he attended Union College, graduating in 1939 with a degree in theology. He met his wife Margaret at Boulder Sanitarium, and they were married in 1937. Two sons were born of this union. The first 19 years of his ministry were spent in pastoral, evangelistic, and departmental work in the United States. In 1952 he was called to the Far East, where he served in the division and as president of the North Philippine Union. In 1958 the family returned to the United States, where Willis served as president of Atlantic and Pacific union conferences. He became a vice president of the General Conference in 1968, in which position he served until retirement in 1980. Part of his duties consisted of serving on and cha...

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

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