Ellen G. White was a co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Born in 1827 in Gorham, Maine, her spiritual calling began at an early age. For the remainder of her life, she conducted a public ministry, spreading her revolutionary Christian thinking around the country and the world. In 1863, the Seventh-day Adventist Church was established and she became its first spiritual leader. Through her inspired guidance, what began as a handful of believers has grown to include millions of followers throughout the world.