In June 1859 a conference in Battle Creek voted that Andrews should assist J. In February 1863 Angeline and their two children moved from Iowa to join him in New York.
Two more children were born to John and Angelina while in New York, both of whom died in infancy from tuberculosis.
In 1867 he became the third president of the General Conference, (until May 18, 1869) after which he became editor of the Review and Herald (1869–1870), now the Adventist Review.
In 1874 after his wife Angeline died from a stroke, John, along with his two surviving children, Charles and Mary, were sent as the first official Seventh-day Adventist missionaries to Europe.
John Nevins Andrews (July 22, 1829 in Poland, Maine – October 21, 1883 in Basel, Switzerland), was a Seventh-day Adventist minister, missionary, writer, editor, and scholar. He was the most prominent author and scholar of his time, in the Adventist church. Andrews played a pivotal role in the establishment of Adventist theology.
He was the founder and developer of Sabbatarian Adventism, a strain of religious thinking that evolved into the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Bates is also credited with convincing James White and Ellen G. Joseph Bates was born in Rochester, Massachusetts on July 8, 1792.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church pioneers were members of Seventh-day Adventist Church, part of the group of Millerites, who came together after the Great Disappointment across the United States and formed the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
In 1860, the pioneers of the fledging movement settled on the name, Seventh-day Adventist, representative of the church's distinguishing beliefs.