Norman Ferris was a Seventh-day Adventist pastor and missionary who was awarded an M.B.E. (Member of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the people of the Solomon Islands and Pitcairn.
Ferris, Walter Geoffrey (1904–1985) and Christina (Lowe) (1904–1955); later Myrtle Marie (Allum) (1919–2006)
Walter Geoffrey Ferris was an Australian Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) minister who spent some 28 years in missionary work in Fiji, Tonga, Pitcairn Island, Lord Howe Island, Cook Islands, and Gilbert and Ellis Islands in the South Pacific, becoming a skilled sea captain.
Fiji consists of approximately 330 islands in the mid-South Pacific Ocean, the largest being Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
The Fiji Mission is a constituent of the Trans Pacific Union Mission which is based in Tamavua, Suva, Fiji Islands.
A “fingerfone” is a small plastic gramophone which played vinyl 45 RPM records and was “finger driven."
Lewis and Ella Finster served the Seventh-day Adventist church in Australia, the Philippines, Malayasia, the Far East, and the Inter-American division of the Seventh-day Adventists in various capacities.
George Fisher’s forty-six years of service include managing health food cafes, Avondale Industries and the Sydney Sanitarium in Australia.
Olive May Fisher was distinguished for her services as a nurse and nurse educator in the highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the Togoba Hansenide Colony and at Sopas Adventist Hospital, Wabag, Western Highlands Province.
Veronica Flanigan is best remembered for her thirty years of service to the youth and junior youth of the Church in Australia.
William Fletcher was an evangelist, teacher, church administrator, and author. He challenged the Seventh-day Adventist doctrine of the sanctuary.
A multi-talented church leader, Robert R. Frame gave forty-seven years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the latter half of the twentieth century.
Margherita Freeman was the first female Seventh-day Adventist in Australasia to graduate from university medical studies.
French Polynesia consists of approximately 130 islands scattered in the central South Pacific Ocean. The main groups are the Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, the Gambier Islands, the Tubuai Islands, and the Society Islands.
The French Polynesia Mission is a small mission in the territory of the New Zealand Pacific Union Mission of the South Pacific Division. Its headquarters are in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.
Fulton Adventist University College is located at Sabeto, near the town of Nadi on the west coast of the island of Viti Levu, Fiji. It is administered by the Trans Pacific Union Mission. It currently offers courses of study to degree level in business, education and theology.
Many tribes in Papua New Guinea retain unique funeral and burial practices that belie their connection with Christianity.
Algenon and Edna Gallagher spent 38 years in pastoral ministry for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Stanley and Greta Gander were Australian missionaries to Papua New Guinea.
Lance Gersbach worked in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. He was brutally killed while working as business manager at Atoifi Adventist Hospital, Malaita, Solomon Islands.
A descendant of prominent early Seventh-day Adventist pioneers from the southwest corner of Western Australia, Ephraim Giblett began his forty-four years of service to the Church in the South Pacific as a colporteur in Queensland before moving into gospel ministry in 1939. He served for nineteen years in pastoral-evangelism in both Queensland and North New Zealand before being called to serve as a departmental leader in three local conferences for a further twenty-one years. In post-retirement years he served as a much-loved volunteer church pastor.