"Jesus, my Saviour
I surrender all to Thee;
Hast Thou a message;
Here am I, send me."
Throughout the remainder of his life, Cousin Carl lived with the happy assurance that Christ securely held his hand.
Roy Franklin Cottrell, (R.F.C. II) also of the ninth generation and grandson of Seventh-Day Adventist pioneer minister Roswell F. Cottrell, was born at Ridgeway, N.Y, in 1878, He is a graduate of Mt. Vernon Academy in Ohio and Pacific Union College in California. After a period of service as pastor-evangelist, he became Bible teacher at the South Lancaster Academy, In 1908, he and his wife Myrtie accepted a call to mission service in China, where they labored for twelve years.
During these years it was his privilege to travel extensively, to baptize hundreds of native converts, and to write numerous tracts and booklets in the Mandarin language. He also prepared the first subscription book, HERALDS OF THE KING, used by Seventh-Bay Adventist colporters in that country.
Since 1920, Mr. Cottrell has resided in southern California, serving as pastor of churches in Glendale, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Huntington Park and Los Angeles, During this time he has also been a contributor to various religious journals, prepared eight series of international senior Sabbath School lessons, and for a considerable time conducted a weekly column entitled "The Newspaper Pulpit" which appeared in the three leading metropolitan papers of Los Angeles, these sermonettes making their regular visits to more than a million homes a week. He is the author of twenty-five books and booklets, ten in the Chinese language and fifteen in English. He retired from active pastoral service in 1950, and resides in Escondido, California.
(Roy Franklin Cottrell died in 1970)