Verne Thompson, pianist and musicologist, taught at two Seventh-day Adventist schools and at the Eastman School of Music.
Louis P. Thorpe, musician, educator, and prolific author of widely-acclaimed books on psychology, taught at two Seventh-day Adventist colleges (Emmanuel Missionary College, now Andrews University, and Walla Walla College, now University) and at the church’s medical school (College of Medical Evangelists, now Loma Linda University) before becoming a professor at the University of Southern California.
Alan Thrift, a singer and conductor, and his wife Yvonne Zanotti Thrift, a pianist, singer, and conductor, were associated with the music program at Australasian Missionary College (AMC), later Avondale College of Higher Education (Avondale), for over forty years.
John Thurber sang second tenor in the Voice of Prophecy King’s Heralds quartet during the 1960s, served as a teacher, choral director, pastor, and conference president, and was noted for innovation as a conference and union youth leader.
Daniel E. Venden, pastor, teacher, singing evangelist, and conference president, was widely known for his dedication and effectiveness as a Seventh-day Adventist administrator and evangelist.
Melvin L. Venden was a widely known Seventh-day Adventist pastor, evangelist, and singer who worked with his brother Daniel for several years during the early part of his career and then with his sons, Louis and Morris, later in his life.
Morris L. Venden, Adventist pastor, evangelist, and author, was widely-appreciated for skillful preaching that emphasized the centrality of a vital, personal relationship with Christ. He championed the message of salvation by faith in Christ alone, which he regarded as including justification, sanctification, and glorification.
Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano and soprano, won international acclaim performing in opera, Broadway musicals and on the concert stage.
The Voice of Prophecy (VOP), founded in California by evangelist H.M.S. Richards, Sr. in 1929, became Adventism’s premiere radio ministry, with nationwide broadcasting and a Bible Correspondence School both launched in 1942. By 1947 the VOP was reaching around the world, broadcasting in six languages on more than 600 stations, and its international evangelistic ministry continues in 2020 on multiple media platforms.
Alfred Walters was a concert violinist, highly-regarded music educator and orchestral conductor at Atlantic Union College and La Sierra College (now University).
Kathleen Joyce, noted contralto singer, received high praise from music critics in Europe and the United States.
The Wedgwood Trio, American folk singers from the South, helped create a greater openness for newer forms of worship music in the Adventist church during the 1960s and 1970s.
Melvin West was a noted Seventh-day Adventist organist, church musician, composer, and music educator.
Eleanor Wright was a prolific gospel music writer, singer, pianist, and arranger who led in launching the Blend Wright Trio.