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American missionary to China from 1902 to 1931, Ida Thompson opened the first Adventist school in China – Bethel Girls School in Canton (Guangzhou). That school became what is now Hong Kong Adventist College.

Leonard C. Thompson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Thompson, of Albury. He was born in Victoria, Australia, in 1909. Leonard Thompson trained at Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital, graduating from the nursing course in 1933. He then worked as part of the hospital staff for the next two or three years. In December 1935, Thompson married nursing classmate Eileen Lethbridge from Perth in Western Australia. After Thompson qualified in radiography at Sydney University, the young couple accepted an appointment with the Public Health Department in the mandated territory of New Guinea. Their service was cut short when Thompson became a prisoner of war during the Japanese invasion during World War II. Thompson’s commitment was such that he preceded his family out to New Guinea two years before his wife and oldest daughter could get approval to join him.

Paul Lamont Thompson, an Adventist educator and administrator, left the Adventist Church in 1931 after having served as president of two Adventist colleges.

​Verne Thompson, pianist and musicologist, taught at two Seventh-day Adventist schools and at the Eastman School of Music.

​Harry Thomson was a carpenter to Avondale College, Avondale Health Retreat, and the community through his work on Ellen White’s home Sunnyside and individual contracts.

William Wilson Thomson was an Adventist minister and administrator in the Caribbean Union for thirty-two years.

​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.

​Neil Ramon Thrasher was a missionary doctor and medical director. He was a surgeon, and a certified specialist in radiology who served with his wife, Lucille Bertha (Daniel), in North America, Africa, and in several countries in the Far Eastern Division.

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.

Lyndon and Grace Thrift served in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.

Richard Alfred Roy Thrift, an Adventist minister and administrator, and is wife, Ethel Thrift, a department secretary, served the Church in Australia, India, and Papua.

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.

​William Henry Thurston was a North American administrator, missionary, and literature evangelist, and one of the first missionaries to arrive in Brazil at the end of the nineteenth century.

​While the conversion and early missionary efforts of Tidbury are not as well known in Adventist historiography, he was an early self-supporting educator who contributed in a significant way to the early founding of Adventist missionary work in Hong Kong and Canton, China. Such efforts were often collaborative, self-supporting, and worked under the aegis of the first official missionaries.

Charles Herman Tidwell, Jr., was a teacher and educational administrator for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong.

An evangelist and administrator in France and Switzerland, Léon-Paul Tièche was one of the first leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the European French speaking countries.

Maurice Tièche was an Adventist educator, pastor, author, and broadcaster from France.

Paul Tièche was evangelist, pastor, teacher, and administrator in France and the French part of Switzerland in the 1900s.

Allan and Ruth Tilley both graduated from the Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital as nurses.