Benjamin Baker.jpg Benjamin Baker has degrees in theology, education and history. He has authored or edited five books and over 100 articles, and was a college professor from 2002-2006. In 2010 he created blacksdahistory.org. From 2011-2015 Baker was the Assistant Archivist at the headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and in April 2015 was appointed Managing Editor of the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists.
Eri L. Barr, the first Seventh-day Adventist minister of color, was born to free African American parents in Reading, Vermont, on May 23, 1814. He had five siblings, three of whom did not survive their teenage years. Barr studied English at Wesleyan Academy in Massachusetts … Read MoreEri L. Barr (1814-1864)