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Mary Josephine Benton Edit Profile

Clergyman , writer

Mary Josephine Benton, American writer, clergyman. Ordained local elder Brotherhood Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1973. Named Alumna of Year, Southwestern Adventist College Keene, Texas, 1979; recipient Lifetime Achievement award, Association Adventist Women, 2003.

Background

Benton, Mary Josephine was born on October 13, 1925 in Lubbock, Texas, United States.

Education

Bachelor, Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1947. Master of Arts, University Denver, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Denver, 1968.

Postgraduate, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, 1982.

Career

Instructor speech, Union College, 1947-1948;teacher English and speech, Mile High Academy, Denver, 1960-1963;assistant professor speech, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Maryland., 1963-1973;associate director adult evening program, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Maryland., 1985-1987;director, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Maryland., 1987-1988;professor communication, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Maryland., 1988-1990;associate pastor, Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Takoma Park, 1973-1979;pastor, Rockville (Maryland.) Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1979-1982;associate professor humanities, Montgomery Junior College, Germantown, Maryland., 1982-1985;writer,, Smithsburg, Maryland., 1990-1993;chaplain, Willaimsport Retirement Village, Smithsburg, Maryland., since 1993. President Rockville Ministerium, 1981-1982.

Achievements

  • Ordained local elder Brotherhood Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1973.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Called by God: Stories of Seventh-day Adventist Women Ministers, 1990.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, photography.

Connections

Daughter of Albert Charles and Hilah Olena (Atwood) Griffin. Divorced; children: Roy Albert, David Elvin.

father:
Albert Charles Griffin

mother:
Hilah Olena (Atwood) Griffin

children:
Roy Albert Benton

David Elvin Benton