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Daejeon Sahmyook Middle School (Daejeon Sahmyook Joonghakkyo) is a secondary educational institution affiliated with the Middlewest Korean Conference of the Korean Adventist Church.
Keun Ok Lee and Mun Gook Jeong were the first ordained pastors of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Korea, and Mun Gook Jeong was one of the leaders of the Church in Korea for two decades.
The Seventh-day Adventist message was introduced into Korea shortly after the turn of the century. The Korean Conference was organized in 1917.
Clinton Wellington Lee (Korean name, Lee, Si Wha) was dispatched to Korea as a missionary in August 1920 and was one of the leaders who led the Korean Adventist Church in mission, administration, and education.
James Lee (Korean name Je-Myeong Lee) was the first president of the Korean Junior College, the predecessor of Sahmyook University in Korea, and was an educational missionary who established the site of Sahmyook University and founded the higher education project.
Southwest Korean Conference is one of the five conferences of the Korean Union Conference in the Northern Asia-Pacific Division. It was established as a mission in 1952 and was promoted to the conference in 1983. Southwest Korean Conference is headquartered in Gwangju Metropolitan.
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.
Cecil A. Williams and his wife, Amanda Wilma, have served as missionaries in Korea for 18 years. He served as the secretary and director of the Publishing Department, the Mission Department, the Relief Service Association, and the Religious Liberty Department of the Korean Union Mission (KUM). He also served as the president of the KUM for six years until he left for the Okinawa Mission in Japan.