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Pastor Lance Butler was an Australian, an astute financial manager who spent his working life in the service of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was treasurer of the Australasian Division for twelve years and then treasurer of the global General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists between 1980 and 1985.

Lewis Allan Butler (known as Allan and subsequently referred to as Allan to distinguish him from his father, Lewis Butler) was a business studies graduate from Australasian Missionary College who gave 45 years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in the Australasian Division (now South Pacific Division) as accountant, manager, teacher, evangelist, and administrator, with seven years as a conference president.

Peter Kipkemboi araap Butuk was a pioneer Nandi teacher, evangelist, district pastor, and church administrator.

​Edwin Sebastian Butz was an American Seventh-day Adventist minister who sailed on the Pitcairn as an early missionary to Pitcairn Island. He pioneered the Adventist work in Tonga. After arriving in 1895, he spent most of the rest of his life in the western South Pacific region, serving as missionary, superintendent, conference president, teacher, and pastor in the islands, New Zealand, and Australia. He remained in active service for the Church until he was eighty-nine years of age, the oldest known active Adventist pastor in the South Pacific Division. He served for at least sixty-three years, fifty-three of those as an ordained minister.

​During the 1920s and 1930s Alexander Buzzell served for 13 years as a director of two local missions in China, the East Kweichow Mission followed by the West Szechwan Mission.

Samuel Bwami was an Adventist pastor with a passion for sharing the Adventist message with the Muslims of Uganda and opening a dialogue with them.

​Elijah Bwint was a teacher, evangelist, and administrator from Myanmar.

​Lucille Spence, whose refusal for treatment at an Adventist hospital was a catalyst for the organization of regional conferences, was born to Harriett and Jesse Spence on September 22, 1877, in Petersburg, Virginia. Lucy’s parents were both born into slavery in southern Virginia in the 1850s and emancipated with the millions of other African Americans during and at the close of the Civil War. The Spences had eight children in all: five daughters, including Lucy, and three sons. Harriett Spence raised the children, while Jesse Spence made a living as a fireman for a railroad company.

​Edwin Bye began his ministry in Minnesota and later served for six years in departmental and fieldwork in Manchuria before his premature death.

John Byington was a circuit-riding preacher, abolitionist, and first General Conference president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Wanda Eugenie (Habermann) Byrne served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in a number of roles between 1918 and 1935 when she married Alfred Byrne and settled in Adelaide, South Australia. During her years of service, she worked in evangelistic and departmental positions in South Australia, New South Wales, and Fiji.

Tomas C. Cabaluna, Sr. was an Adventist colporteur, pioneer evangelist, church planter, administrator, and writer from the Philippines.

​Benjamin J. Cady was a minister who, with his wife, Iva Fowler Cady, devoted two decades to educational, editorial, and evangelistic work as missionaries in the South Pacific.

Allan Bryan Cafferky was the first self-supporting Seventh-day Adventist medical missionary to the Cayman Islands.

​Joseph E. Caldwell, a physician, and his wife, Julia (Ford) Caldwell, an educator, were pioneer missionaries to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

Australian Robert Caldwell was a self-supporting literature evangelist who worked in Singapore, the Malay Peninsula, Thailand, and was the first Seventh-day Adventist missionary in the Philippines. He also worked in Hong Kong, China, and Australia eventually becoming a Bible worker and, for a short time, principal of Avondale College.

Glenn Alwin Calkins was born May 5, 1887. As the third president of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Calkins served in the position for two distinct terms: 1941-1947 and 1951-1954. Prior to coming to this region, he held various administrative leadership positions within the North American Division. Elder Calkins accepted the Adventist faith in 1919, gave up his business, and soon thereafter enrolled at Pacific Union College.

​Harold Calkins pastored in the Illinois, Pennsylvania, Southern California, and Southeastern California Conferences. He also served as the executive secretary and president of the Southern California Conference and president of the British Union Conference.

​Pedro Saturno Camacho was an accountant, canvasser, and administrator from Brazil.

Harry Camp was a gifted salesman who served the church from working as a colporteur to conference leadership in the Australasian Union Conference and South African Union Conference from 1890 to 1922.