Milton Conger served as a missionary teacher in China and a pastor, conference president, and college lecturer within the Columbia Union Conference.
Elmer and Leatha Coulston were medical missionaries in northern China in the early 1930s. Their united pioneering efforts were cut short when Elmer died of diphtheria in 1934.
Donald Edward and Pearl Ivy Hoyt Davenport were Seventh-day Adventist medical missionaries to China.
Abbie Florence Dunn (Chinese name: 鄧福恩, pinyin: Dèng Fúēn) was a teacher and colporteur in Oklahoma and New Mexico and a long-term missionary to China and Taiwan. Dunn remained in China during World War II, continuing her evangelistic work in “Free China.” After the war she continued as a Bible worker and educator until China expelled foreign missionaries after the Communists won the Chinese Civil War, at which time she was transferred to Taiwan. Dunn was notable for her encouragement of, and participation in, the education and training of local Chinese women as Bible workers.
East Asia Association and its predecessor, Eastern Asia Committee, were important administrative entities formed in response to the complex challenges the Seventh-day Adventist Church faced due to changes in China’s attitude toward Christianity and the western world during the post-Cultural Revolution era of the late 1970s to 1990s.
The East China Mission 华東区会, originally titled the Eastern Mission Field, functioned under three different entities: The China Union Mission (1909-1913), the Asiatic Division (1914-1915), and the North China Union Mission (1916-1917). Throughout its existence the headquarters was located in Shanghai. Its territory originally covered the provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, and Zhegiang. Shandong province was added in November 1912.
The East China Union established the East China Union Academy when the Japanese then occupied most of the union’s territory during the Pacific War.
East Kweichow Mission 贵(黔)東区会 was a sub-division of the West China Union Mission. Because Kweichow 贵州 (or Guizhou) Province was mountainous and not easily accessible during the 1920s, it seemed advisable to divide the province into two sections to more easily facilitate visitation and getting supplies to out-stations. Headquarters for the enterprise was located at the provincial capital Kweiyang 贵阳 (or Guiyang).
The East Szechwan Mission (東川区会; East Sichuan Mission) was organized in 1919. After World War II and the advance of the communist regime, it became difficult to maintain its operations, and it eventually closed in 1951.
Carrie Ericksen was a missionary nurse to China in the early 1900s. Her Chinese name was 艾瑞克 (Pinyin ài ruì kè).
Elizabeth Armstrong Dowell served on the Asiatic Division office team in Shanghai from 1917 to 1922.
The Fukien 福建 (or Fujian) Province of China was entered by Seventh-day Adventist missionaries in 1905.
Thomas S. Geraty served the Seventh-day Adventist Church for almost forty-five years as a teacher, pastor, missionary, and educational administrator in three divisions and at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Walter Emslie and Helen Agnes Gillis devoted thirty years of service to the foreign mission fields in Asia. Walter is often remembered as the pioneer missionary who was responsible for the development and construction of major Seventh-day Adventist mission headquarters compounds in Shanghai and Xi’an in China; Seoul in Korea; and Singapore in Southeast Asia. Also, as the early manager of the Signs of the Times Publishing Houses in these countries, he was also responsible for building up the publishing ministries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Gertrude Mary Green gave fifty-four-and-a-half years of her sixty-three-year nursing career to missionary nursing, teaching and nursing administration in China and the Far East.
Pauline Schilberg Guild was an American missionary to China from 1908 to 1914 and from 1923 to 1927, and a professor of languages and missions at Washington Missionary College from 1915 to 1922 and from 1927 to 1934.
Guo, Ziying (郭子颖), also known in early denominational publications as Keh, Nga Pit, is usually acknowledged as the first ordained national Chinese minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in China.
The Hainan Mission 海南区会 covered the territory of Hainan Island, off the southern coast of China, and the lower portion of the Leizhou 雷州 Peninsula, Guangdong Province. It was a sub-division of the South China Union Mission.
The Hakka Mission 客家区会 was not defined by territorial boundaries but instead by the extent of the Hakka-speaking people in the provinces of Guangdong and Fujian in the South China Mission. The first time a Seventh-day Adventist had contact with Hakka people was in 1905.
Pioneer Adventist missionaries to China. Winferd’s Chinese name was 漢謹思 温弗雷德 (Hànjǐnsī Wēnfúléidé) and Bessie’s (or Bess’) was 漢謹思 贝西 (Hànjǐnsī Bèixī). Together they would spend fourteen years, primarily based around Amoy (Xiamen), building up an Adventist missionary presence through evangelism, distributing and translating literature, organizing churches and training workers, and in particular for Bessie, teaching school and ministering to women.