The Story of Pitcairn Island

From Mutineers to Seventh-day Adventists

Once upon a time (true story), there was a famous ship called, The Bounty. Eventually the sailors mutinied against the cruel Captain Bligh, and cast him out to sea in a tiny row boat. Following their rebellion against the notorious Captain Bligh, nine mutineers, along with the Tahitian men and women who accompanied them, found their way to Pitcairn Island, a tiny dot in the South Pacific, only two miles long, and a mile wide.

Ten years later, drunkenness and murders had left only one man alive–John Adams. Eleven women and twenty-three children made up the rest of the Island’s population. One day while searching around on the old Bounty ship, Adams came across a Bible in the bottom of an old chest.

He began to read it, and the divine power of God’s Word reached into the heart of that hardened murderer on a tiny volcanic speck in the vast Pacific Ocean. God’s Holy Words changed his life forever. The peace and love that Adams found in the Bible entirely replaced the old life of quarrelling, brawling, and liquor.

He began to teach the children from the Bible until every person on the island had experienced the same amazing change that he had found. Today, nearly every person on Pitcairn Island is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian.