Matthew C. Strachan, a prominent pastor-evangelist in the early development of Adventism among Black Americans, was both a vigorous promoter of denominational loyalty and an activist for racial progress in the church and in society.
Charles O. Taylor, a pioneer preacher in upstate New York, is best known as the first minister to disseminate the Seventh-day Adventist message in the Deep South of the United States.
Daniel T. Taylor, Advent Christian preacher, historian, and hymn writer, published what has been called “the first Adventist census” in 1860.
The International Adventist Musicians Association (IAMA) served for more than three decades (1984-2019) as a forum for news, ideas, and discussion, and as a resource for information about music and musicians in the Seventh-day Adventist church.
Best known for his leading role in the “righteousness by faith” revival stemming from the 1888 General Conference session, E. J. Waggoner’s work as a lecturer, author, and editor has exerted a deep, lasting, and at times controversial influence on Adventist theology.
Angelina Grimké Weld, pioneering American abolitionist and advocate of gender equality, became a fervent believer in the Second Advent message during the 1840s.
George B. Wheeler, a Baptist minister who accepted the Seventh-day Adventist message in 1893, focused on advocacy for religious liberty in his work as an Adventist minister in the Northeast and in Washington, D.C.