Eric Hon served the Seventh-day Adventist church as a pastor, church administrator and health educator for over 40 year. Hazel Hon, wife of Eric served with her husband but also in her own right as an author and health educator.
Born in Willochia, SA, on April 15, 1900, Walter Hooper became a Seventh-day Adventist in 1916 as a result of attending cottage meetings. Initially a farmer, in 1924 he entered denominational work as a colporteur and later served in a number of ministerial positions.
Florence Muriel Howe was a nurse and missionary to China and Africa.
Laurence and Gwendoline Howell worked as missionaries in Papua and New Guinea.
Eric Howse spent 28 of his 49 years of service for the church in health food work. He initially worked in the South Pacific and then at the General Conference as the worldwide director of health food operations. Mae, as well as being wife and mother, utilized her accounting skills from time to time, most notably as secretary to W. L. Pascoe in the General Conference Treasury.
Thomas and Edith Howse spent almost fifty years working for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They were pioneer missionaries in Samoa and served in other islands as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
John Howse was a Seventh-day Adventist minister and pioneer Pacific Islands’ missionary who together with Merle spent about 40 years of their lives in four different island groups - Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu - as well as some years in New Zealand ministering to congregations largely consisting of members of island origin.
William Ralph Howse was an Australian Seventh-day Adventist printer who ran printing presses at Adventist mission stations in French Polynesia and in the Cook Islands and then worked in Australia for almost 15 years at Signs Press at Warburton, Victoria, and 17 years at Avondale Press at Cooranbong, New South Wales.
George Hubbard was a Seventh-day Adventist pastor in Australia at the beginning of the twentieth century. For a time, he was superintendent of the Helping Hand Mission in Melbourne and at the same time director of the Echo Publishing Company.
Ralph Clarence Hughes served the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was employed in the Sanitarium Health Food Company in Australia. He was an exceptionally gifted innovator and inventer. In retirement he contributed to Church institutions in Pakistan, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, India, and Sri Lanka. The family of Ralph and Marjorie Hughes occupy positions of influence and responsibility in the Church.
Iakina Adventist Academy is located in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Since approximately 1985, a number of organizations initiated by lay persons in the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church have been set up. These organizations are supportive of the mission of the SDA Church. They respect each other’s methods of evangelism, whether it be by preaching or teaching how to live healthier lives or simply offering charity to the poor.
During the time it existed, the Institute of Church Ministry and Evangelism provided resources to assist local churches in the South Pacific Division in their planning and implementation of evangelistic and ministry events between 1985 and 2010.
The Institute of Public Evangelism was established in 1998 by the South Pacific Division to enhance the effectiveness of public evangelism throughout the division. It has operated effectively and continuously since that time.
The inaugural Mission Institute orientation program for missionaries, run at Avondale College, Australia, January 6-19, 1986, birthed what later developed into the Institute of World Mission (South Pacific Division).
The Institute of Worship is a ministry of the South Pacific Division (SPD) specializing in resource development, leadership training, and education for worship. It was established by the SPD in 2004 and located on the campus of Avondale University College. When the director retired in 2015, the division ceased funding the institute, and its resources and limited service functions were then administered by Avondale. The director continued in a limited volunteer role.
Arthur Jacobson was a pastor, missionary, administrator, and evangelist for 44 years in Australia, Fiji, the Cook Islands, Tonga, and New Zealand.
Joseph and Mabel James worked as missionaries in Vanuatu.
Dr. Howard James pioneered the establishment of the Adelaide Sanitarium in South Australia in 1908 and then the Warburton Sanitarium in Victoria in 1914.
Norman Jeffes was instrumental in developing Weet-Bix, the famous breakfast biscuit now manufactured and marketed by the Sanitarium Health Food Company. Norman and Ivy Jeffes were involved in many aspects of church activity in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.