Joseph Bates

Joseph Bates - Sea Captain Turned Preacher

Former sea captain Joseph Bates meets with influential fellow believers and pledges his resources to advancing the message.

He suffers heavy financial and personal loss for his mistaken belief that Jesus is coming in 1844, but continues searching and accepts the seventh-day Sabbath. Initially skeptical of Ellen Harmon’s visions, he has a change of heart after personally witnessing her in vision.