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​Holman Carl Currie (柯爾義) and Eva Ruth Longway Currie devoted half a century to denominational service on three continents: Asia, North America, and Africa, of which 26 years were in the mission fields of China.

​Walter Emslie and Helen Agnes Gillis devoted thirty years of service to the foreign mission fields in Asia. Walter is often remembered as the pioneer missionary who was responsible for the development and construction of major Seventh-day Adventist mission headquarters compounds in Shanghai and Xi’an in China; Seoul in Korea; and Singapore in Southeast Asia. Also, as the early manager of the Signs of the Times Publishing Houses in these countries, he was also responsible for building up the publishing ministries in the Asia-Pacific region.

​Guo, Ziying (郭子颖), also known in early denominational publications as Keh, Nga Pit, is usually acknowledged as the first ordained national Chinese minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in China.

​Hong, Zijie (洪子杰), also known as Ang Tau Kiet, was the second indigenous Chinese Seventh-day Adventist minister ordained in China.

​Khang Kiat Tien, also in some Adventist literature as KT Khang or KT Khng, was a pioneer Chinese evangelist best remembered as the author of several books on tracing Christian and Biblical concepts in Chinese written characters.

​David Lin (林堯喜 pinyin Lín Yáoxǐ), a well-known Chinese pastor and administrator, and his wife, Clara Ye Chisheng Lin (林葉遲生) were best remembered for their courage and endurance they had shown for their faith in the face of extreme religious persecution during the tumultuous years when China underwent one of its biggest political changes in modern history.

​Toishan Hospital and Dispensary, better known by the pinyin of its Chinese name as Taishan Christos Hospital, was one of the short-lived, yet important Adventist health institutions in southern China that emerged after World War II but was soon taken over by the government due to political changes in China.

Nathaniel Yen was among the group of about a dozen Taiwanese young people who became the first-generation ministers and church leaders in the Taiwan Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He served as the president of the South China Island Union Mission from 1991 to 1998.