Walter Nelson

(1888-1972). Administrator. He was born in Chicago, and was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church when he was 19. In 1914 he married Eva Bowen. While still a college student he connected with the Potomac Conference as youth director and also held evangelistic meetings in Virginia during two summers. In 1918 he graduated from Washington Missionary College and began denominational service that lasted 50 years. He served in a pastoral capacity in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and then in an administrative capacity for 32 years. During this period he served as president of the West Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Greater New York, Central California, Northern California, and Canadian Union conferences.

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

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