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Albert Watson was one of the pre-war (First World War) missionaries pioneering the mission station at Rusinga Island on Lake Victoria, Western Kenya. He worked in Kenya for a total of 17 years as a missionary.

Charles Henry Watson was a businessman who became a Seventh-day Adventist pastor. Quickly demonstrating an aptitude for management and leadership, he was ordained within a year of graduating from the Australasian Missionary College, and elected as a conference president very shortly thereafter. He was later elected as the president of the Australasian Union Conference and is to this date the only Australian to be elected as the president of the General Conference.

​Donald Henry Watson was a missionary to Pitcairn Island and worked for the Adventist church in Australia and New Zealand.

​Kathleen Joyce, noted contralto singer, received high praise from music critics in Europe and the United States.

Ralph S. Watts (aka. Ryunsnag Won) and Mildred (aka. Myeongryun Won) served as missionaries in Korea for a total of 17 years, including Ralph’s tenure as superintendent of the Chosen Union Mission just before and after the nation’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule.

​Francis Waugh was a translator for the Australasian Union Conference. She was largely responsible for the regular magazines that served the needs of the Pacific Island nations: Te Maramarama (Tahitian), Tuatua-mou (Cook Islands Māori or Rarotongan), Tala’fekau Mo’oni (Tongan); and Tala Moni (Samoan).

Anton Waworoendeng was a pastor and a church administrator, and he was the first Indonesian to serve as the union president in East Indonesia.

Jasper Wayne was an Adventist layperson and entrepreneur who started the practice of “Harvest Ingathering” (the “harvest” prefix was dropped in April 1942). During Ingathering, Adventists would appeal for funds from the general public to be used for missionary purposes.

Alonzo and Julia Wearner were missionary nurses to China; Alonzo also served as an administrator, pastor, chaplain, author, and religion teacher.

​Mabel Branch was the first African American public school teacher in the state of Colorado and she, along with her parents, Thomas and Henrietta Branch, became the first black missionaries sent to Africa by the Seventh-day Adventist church.

James Ronald Webster was a pioneering Seventh-day Adventist Caribbean political activist. He is affectionately known as the father of his Northern Caribbean country, Anguilla—a British Overseas Territory. He is its only National Hero and was the first Seventh-day Adventist in the Caribbean region to become their country’s political leader, serving two terms, 1976-1977 and 1980-1984.

​Leslie and Enid Webster served as medical missionaries and in pastoral ministry in the South Pacific Division between 1944 and 1982. Both were nursing graduates of Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital. During their ministry, they served in the farthest reaches of the division in all four points of the compass, Western Australian, Pitcairn Island to the east, South New Zealand, Kirabati to the north. Their motto in life was “I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord.”

​Anton Hugo Weil was an Australian missionary to the New Hebrides (Vanuatu).

​William Wallace Weithers was a pioneering Caribbean colporteur, evangelist, pastor, and church administrator who served as a conference and union president.

Angelina Grimké Weld, pioneering American abolitionist and advocate of gender equality, became a fervent believer in the Second Advent message during the 1840s.

​Isaac C. Wellcome was a leading Advent Christian preacher in the Millerite heritage. A prolific writer, his classic work was "History of the Second Advent Message and Mission, Doctrine and People" (1874).

​George and Ada Wellman journeyed aboard the Pitcairn to the South Pacific in 1894, undertaking mission work on the islands of Raiatea and Rarotonga before ill health compelled a return to California where both served at the Pacific Press.

​Sterrie Wellman’s church career is distinguished by pioneer mission work in the Caribbean and India followed by lengthy service as an associate secretary of the Sabbath School Department at General Conference headquarters.

An administrator for most of his ministerial career, George W. Wells served as president of four local conferences and one union conference and as a General Conference field secretary.