Emma Marie Thompson Anderson was a pioneer Adventist missionary to China, author, bookkeeper, Bible worker, and educator. She along with her husband, Jacob, and sister, Ida Thompson, were the first group of official missionaries to China in 1902.
Frank Benjamin Armitage was an Adventist minister and missionary in Africa.
Mary Mortensen Tripp Armitage was a Bible worker, foster mother to Ellen White’s granddaughters, and pioneer missionary to Africa.
As the founding teacher of the denomination’s first official sponsored school, Goodloe Harper Bell is considered by some historians as the “founder” of the educational work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Sidney Brownsberger was an Adventist educator and administrator. He played a significant role during the early development of Battle Creek College (Andrews University) and Healdsburg College (Pacific Union College). He was considered a “pioneer” in the development of Adventist education.
Addison S. Carmichael was a pioneer Adventist medical missionary to Africa.
George and Alma Caviness were educators and missionaries. George was also an ordained minister and college president.
Miss Vera Chilton, a Bible worker in India, persevered in ministry to zenana women longer than any other person, extending her 32 years of active service another 10 years beyond retirement.
Stenographer, private secretary, editor, bibliophile, researcher, author, and trusted literary assistant to Ellen G. White, Clarence Crisler was also a missionary, missiologist, and administrator.
Donald Edward and Pearl Ivy Hoyt Davenport were Seventh-day Adventist medical missionaries to China.
Adventist missionary and philanthropist Phebe Helen Rankin Druillard, known as Nellie, was an administrator, treasurer, and founder of institutions.
Euphemia Edie was a missionary, educator, Bible worker, colporteur, evangelist, and advocate for women.
Carrie Ericksen was a missionary nurse to China in the early 1900s. Her Chinese name was 艾瑞克 (Pinyin ài ruì kè).
Mary F. Maxson Fish, an early Adventist believer from Adams Center, New York, was closely associated with church leaders such as James and Ellen White and J. N. Andrews during the 1860s and wrote regularly for church periodicals.
Hankins, Winferd Cameron (1880–1968) and Bessie Lenore Rentfro Casper (1879–1965)
Michael W. Campbell
Pioneer Adventist missionaries to China. Winferd’s Chinese name was 漢謹思 温弗雷德 (Hànjǐnsī Wēnfúléidé) and Bessie’s (or Bess’) was 漢謹思 贝西 (Hànjǐnsī Bèixī). Together they would spend fourteen years, primarily based around Amoy (Xiamen), building up an Adventist missionary presence through evangelism, distributing and translating literature, organizing churches and training workers, and in particular for Bessie, teaching school and ministering to women.
Harbor Springs Convention (July 15 – August 17, 1891) is noted by Adventist historians as a decisive “turning point” in the development of Adventist education because during that meeting the Church embarked on creating a distinctive philosophy of Adventist education. This “educational convention” held in Harbor Springs, Michigan was the first meeting of its kind held by the Church.
John and Lavina Haughey, prominent in church life during the early decades of the denomination’s history, were key financial supporters of James and Ellen White and often led the way in financial contributions for major church projects.
A linotype operator, author, and religious liberty lobbyist, Claude E. Holmes was also a militant defender of Adventist fundamentalism who strenuously advocated for perfectionism and the inerrancy of Ellen White’s writings.
Abram La Rue was a mariner, gold prospector, and tireless colporteur and ship missionary who traveled the world and pioneered the Adventist work into Asia.
Elias George and Dorothy Olive Jones Marcus were pioneer medical missionaries in Africa.