John and Melva Lee served 34 of their 39 years of denominational employment in the South Pacific mission fields of Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and the Solomon Islands. Melva Lee trained as a nurse and used her knowledge and skills to treat disease and teach the principles of healthy living. John Lee trained as a teacher. After a period of school and system-wide leadership in education he was ordained, assuming leadership responsibility at local church, mission and union levels of the church structure.
Ernest Charles Lemke was a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, evangelist, departmental leader, administrator, and pioneer missionary in Papua New Guinea.
Lemke, Ludwig Daniel August (1871–1944) and Elizabeth Florence (Stimson) (1878–1966)
Lester Lemke|Mel Lemke
Ludwig Daniel August Lemke was a pioneer of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Australia. Through his work as a colporteur, publishing leader, evangelist, college principal, and conference resident, he helped to establish and grow the fledgling group of believers that formed the basis of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia. Well educated, intelligent, articulate, and deeply committed to his God, his faith, and his family, he was a man of vision, courage, and talent who gave all in the service of his God and his church.
Helena Kate Lewin was a Bible worker, author, and the one who pioneered the Junior Missionary Volunteer (JMV) activities. She organized the first JMV camp for the juniors.
Pastor and Mrs. Liligeto of the Solomon Islands served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea as a pioneer missionary couple for more than 40 years.
Litster, William Reginald (1892–1964) and Jessie Emma Marion Litster (Reekie) (1894–1972)
W. Glynn Litster
William and Jessie Litster served the Seventh-day Adventist church in various capacities in Samoa, Fiji, and Australia.
Lester Lock was an educator and administrator in Papua New Guinea and Australia. He translated the Sabbath School Quarterly into Motu and Tok Pisin for 26 years.
William and Marguerite Lock were missionaries to Papua New Guinea.
Edmond Long was a successful and innovative Australian businessman in the house building industry, a lay pioneer of Seventh-day Adventist Church work in Sydney, and a generous philanthropist, who served the church for over forty years at every level from his local church in Australia, to the South Pacific Division and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in the United States.
Longburn Adventist College has been the senior Seventh-day Adventist educational institution in New Zealand since it was opened in 1913. It has undergone a number of name changes and often been restructured during its existence.
Aaron Lopa, a Papua New Guinean of Wuvulu Island, was a pastor, evangelist, and academic. He was the first Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) from Papua New Guinea to receive a Doctor of Ministry degree. He spent much of his life at Sonoma Adventist College and Pacific Adventist University preparing ministerial students for service.
Lord Howe Island is situated in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand, 600 kilometres (370 miles) directly east of mainland Port Macquarie, New South Wales and 780 kilometres (480 miles) northeast of Sydney. It has an area of 14.55 square kilometres (5.62 square miles).
Thomas (Tom) Hunter Ludowici was a pastor, evangelist, church administrator, and chaplain from Australia.
Frank Edward Lyndon was a teacher, pastor, evangelist, and missionary.
Henele (or Henry) Ma’afu was one of a small contingent of Fijians who early served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as missionaries to a foreign land.
Australians by birth, Allan and Ivy Maberly were pioneering Seventh-day Adventist missionaries to Tibet.
Pioneer Missionary, pastor and church administrator, Frank T. Maberly served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific for thirty-eight years. He gave ten years to mission service in Papua New Guinea followed by twenty-eight years in various roles in Australia. His pioneering mission work in the late 1940s among the Enga population opened the Wabag region of the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea and laid a secure foundation for the remarkable growth of the Church in this region.
Tracing its humble beginnings to 11 students in the back of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia, in 1900, Macquarie College has grown to become one of the most recognizable Adventist educational institutions, offering education from Kindergarten through Year 12 in the Newcastle, New South Wales, area.
The Madang Manus Mission is the Seventh-day Adventist administrative entity for the Madang Region of mainland Papua New Guinea and the islands of Manus, also known as the Admiralty Islands, off the north coast of the mainland. Its headquarters are in Madang, Papua New Guinea.
Oti Maekera was a pioneering Solomon Island missionary responsible for initiating the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in New Britain, Mussau, Manus, and Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Each of these areas was to become a center of Adventist influence in the country.