J. N. Andrews

John Nevins Andrews ( born July 22, 1829 in Poland, Maine, † October 21, 1883 in Basel) was an American preacher, theologian and Bible President of the General Conference of Seventh- day Adventists ( SDA ). He is regarded as the first missionary of the STA.


Already as a teenager he was said to be deeply religious and had incredible knowledge of the Bible. In 1843, his parents joined the apocalyptic movement of the Baptist preacher William Miller. Andrews was ordained in 1853 and married in 1856. Andrews Having spent some time working on the farm of his parents, he finally devoted himself to preaching in 1859. In 1861 he published the History of the Sabbath. Between the years 1867 and 1869 he was president of the General Conference of Seventh - day Adventists. During the American Civil War, he positioned the Adventists in which non-combatants standpoint.

In 1874, John Nevins Andrews was sent as a missionary of the Advent message to Europe and settled in Basel. In 1883 he died of tuberculosis and was buried at the Basel Wolf graveyard.


  • The history of the Sabbath and the first day of the week, in the light of Scripture and history, from the creation of the world up to the present. Edit According to German sources. and vielf. ext. L. R. Conradi. Basel; Hamburg: Intern. Tract -Ges. 1891