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Arthur Shannon created the company “Grain Products” to manufacture Weet-Bix, the breakfast cereal, in the mid-1920s. Shannon was also a lay preacher.

Frederick Sharp was a multitalented person. He served the Church as an accountant, institutional manager, pastor, and evangelist. He oversaw the finances of the fledgling Sydney Sanitarium before taking up appointments in Tasmania, the Society Islands, and New Zealand.

​Horace Shaw, founding editor of Focus magazine, taught at Andrews University for many years in the areas of religion and communication and used his expertise in those fields to make memorable contributions to the cause of religious liberty.

​William and Minnie Shepherd were Aboriginal missionaries to Papua New Guinea in 1930s.

The group of people commonly known as Shepherd’s Rod were a breakaway from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1930 through 1962, later splintering into several manifestations centered at Waco, Texas. They chose to call themselves the General Association of Davidian Seventh-day Adventists. Their initial leader was Victor Houteff.

​Dr. Thomas Sherwin, a medical practitioner, was an ordained pastor.

​The lengthy Church career of Elva Eunice Thorpe includes teaching and administrative work at the Australasian Missionary College.

The Signs of the Times magazine in the South Pacific region began as part of the masthead of The Bible Echo and Signs of the Times, first printed in Melbourne, VIC, as a message magazine in 1886. It was designed for both the church membership and the general population, especially those inclined to read religious material. The magazine is at present published by the Signs Publishing Company of the Adventist Media Network in the South Pacific Division.

Since 1906 the Signs Publishing Company in Warburton, VIC, Australia, has been the publishing house for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific region. The publishing company came under the umbrella of the Adventist Media Network of the South Pacific Division with its creation in 2007.

​William C. Sisley, architect and builder of many of Adventism’s earliest institutions, also served as manager of the church’s publishing houses in Battle Creek and London.

​Petra (Tunheim) Skadsheim was a pioneer missionary in Southeast Asia. Ultimately she gave her life in service in the mission field to which she committed her life.

Gordon and Maud Smith were pioneer medical missionaries in the South Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand. Several years after Maud died, Gordon married Vera Constance Aldred. Together they taught schools and worked with the Maoris in New Zealand.

Herbert and his wife, Thelma, were pioneer missionaries in Central China in the 1920s. Herbert’s ministry was tragically cut short when he was murdered by bandits. Thelma bravely continued her service in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan until her retirement in 1972.

​Read Smith was born in 1875 in Woolwich, London. Available records name only his thirty-five-year-old father, W. J. Smith, who eventually settled in America. Smith’s father was a devout Christian who did not believe in physical punishment for a child. Instead, when Smith did wrong he was taught by his father to pray to God for forgiveness. In his early teenage years, Smith aspired to be a medical missionary and obtained work with a doctor to familiarize himself with the profession. Later, he spent some time in Canada before returning to England and sailing for Australia. He was engaged in a commercial business in Western Australia when he and his Australian wife, Lucy, became Seventh-day Adventists.

​William James Smith was born in Hanworth, Middlesex, England, on May 4, 1867, and christened there on June 9. He migrated to New Zealand and married Eliza Wall in 1888. She also was from England, born in Lewes, Sussex, on July 2, 1857. They became Seventh-day Adventists under the ministry of Eugene Farnsworth in 1896. William, at the time, was a schoolteacher with the New Zealand Education Department. As new church members they attended a small Sabbath School company with Sidney Amyes on the Irwell farmlands, near Christchurch, and became close friends. When the central Christchurch meetinghouse was organized in Barbados Street, both men were among its leading officers.

​Charles M. Snow was an author and editor of leading denominational periodicals in the United States and Australasia during the early decades of the twentieth century.

The Solomon Islands are a double chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the southwest of the Pacific Ocean.

​Francis Soper was a noted editor, especially of the temperance periodical "Listen."