California Conference (California, US)

A former unit of church organization originally comprising all of the Seventh-day Adventist churches in California. (Later other areas were included or attached at times, as noted hereafter—Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.) The State of California now embraces four conferences, but the present article covers the early development of the churches in the entire state before the division, and in the California Conference as long as it existed as such (until 1932). For the later period see the names of the present conferences: Central California ; Northern California ; Southeastern California ; Southern California . Perhaps the first SDA in California was Daniel Eaton, who wrote to the Review in 1855 and 1857. Merritt G. Kellogg went overland to the state in 1859 and settled in San Francisco. Here...

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

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