List of presidents of the Seventh Day Adventist Church from 1863 till date – Updated

List of presidents of the Seventh Day Adventist Church from 1863 till date – Updated

Updated – 2019.

The Seventh Day Adventist Church runs a democratic system of government which means decisions are made by elected committees through the vote of church members led by the Holy Spirit.

The organization consist of the following levels:

General Conference
Division
Union Conference/Mission
Conference/Mission
District
Local Church

A President is elected at the General Conference Session every 5 years and presides over the Executive Committee. Below is the list of G.C Presidents from 1863 till date with their respective pictures.

1. John Byington- He was the first president of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Country: United States
Duration: 1863-1865

List of Presidents Of The Seventh Day Adventist Church From 1863 Till Date

List of Presidents Of The Seventh Day Adventist Church From 1863 Till Date

2. James Springer White: He was also known as Elder J White and the husband of an Adventist pioneer, Author and prophetess – E.G White
Country: United State
Duration: 1865-1867

List of Presidents Of The Seventh Day Adventist Church From 1863 Till Date

List of Presidents Of The Seventh Day Adventist Church From 1863 Till Date

3. John N. Andrews -He was elected as the third president of the General Conference in 1867, following John Byington and James White.
Country: United States
Duration: 1867-1869

List of Presidents Of The Seventh Day Adventist Church From 1863 Till Date

4. James Springer White– He was re-elected as the president of Seventh Day Adventist church in 1869
Country: United States
Duration: 1869-1871

5. George I Butler- He replaced James White as president of the general conference in 1871
Country:United States
Duration: 1871-1874

6. James Springer White – He returned to the presidency in 1874 to becomes the 6th president of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Country: United States
Duration: 1874-1880

7. George I Butler: He resumed the office again in 1880
Country: United States
Duration: 1880-1888

8. Ole A. Oslen: The 1888 General Conference Session elected Olsen as president.
Country: Norway
Duration: 1888-1897

9. George A. Irwin: He was elected President of the General Conference at the General Conference session held in Lincoln, Nebraska
Country: United States.
Duration: 1897-1901

10. Arthur G. Daniells: He happened to be the longest serving president of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Country: United States
Duration: 1901-1922

11. Williams A. Spicer: With the experience acquired as General Conference Secretary, Spicer was elected as president of the Seventh Day Adventist Church during the 1922 General Conference session
Country: United States
Duration: 1922-1930

12. Charles H. Watson: From 1922- 1926, he served as vice-president and associate treasurer of the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist. He returned to North America in 1930 to attend the General Conference Session, where he was elected President of the General Conference
Country: Australia
Duration: 1930-1936

13. James L. McElhany
Duration: 1936-1950

14. William Henry Branson: He was elected as president of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in 1950.
Country: United States
Duration: 1950-1954

15. Reuben Richard Figuhr:15th President of the General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church
Country: United States
Duration: 1954-1966

16. Robert H.Pierson: Pierson was the third-longest serving president of the General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church
Country: United States
Duration: 1966-1979

17. Neal C.Wilson:
Country: United States
Duration: 1979-1990

 

18. Robert S Folkenberg:
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 1990-1999

19. Jan Paulsen: 19th President of the General Conference of Seventh day Adventist Church
Country:Norway
Duration: 1999-2010

List of Presidents Of The Seventh Day Adventist Church From 1863 Till Date

List of Presidents Of The Seventh Day Adventist Church From 1863 Till Date

20. Ted N.C. Wilson: He is the current president of the General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church
Country: United States

Duration: 2010-2020

List of Adventist Institutions in Nigeria and Their Address updated

List of Presidents Of The Seventh Day Adventist Church From 1863 Till Date

List of Presidents Of The Seventh Day Adventist Church From 1863 Till Date

Photos: Adventist Student Fellowship, UNN Chapter Final Year Sendoff

Photos: Adventist Student Fellowship, UNN Chapter Final Year Sendoff

Adventist Student Fellowship, University of Nigeria, Nsukka chapter has held a send-off ceremony for its outgoing Excos and members (Jaspers). The ceremony which was held at the school’s campus was attended by the district pastor of NSUKKA, Enugu conference, Pastor E. M Iroabuchi, Elder and Mrs Josiah Aja, Emeritus Prof and Prof Mrs Oluikpe, and members of Nsukka district

One of the final year student identified as Chuks Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Oluwagbenga took to his Facebook page to share photos of the ceremony with the caption:

It was an awesome experience today….. As we (The Jaspers) were officially sendforth by the Adventist Student’s fellowship UNN chapter today…. My journey into being to super lion had been officially kicked off…. Gonna really miss a lot of people… Let me stop here before I start crying…. For those that where not there.. Here are some shots ooo…. More coming up…

Another final year student identified as Deborah Akpobome also took to her Facebook page to share photos with the caption:

To God be the Glory, great things He has done!!!!!

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