John Lipke

(1875-1943). Pioneer missionary in Brazil; teacher, administrator, and physician, who helped to establish Adventist publishing, educational, and medical work there. He was born in Berlin, Germany, and was named Johannes Rudolf Berthold Lipke. After studying for the ministry, he canvassed for three or four years. About 1896 he went to the United States and studied at Battle Creek Sanitarium. In 1897 he went to Brazil as a missionary teacher and taught in various centers. Recognizing the need for publications produced locally, from about 1902 to 1905 he promoted and edited a German-language magazine, naming it Der Missionarbeiter . In 1904 he made a trip to the United States urging the establishment of an Adventist press in Portuguese-speaking Brazil. Gifts gathered on this trip helped to es...

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

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