Frederick Sharp was a multitalented person. He served the Church as an accountant, institutional manager, pastor, and evangelist. He oversaw the finances of the fledgling Sydney Sanitarium before taking up appointments in Tasmania, the Society Islands, and New Zealand.
Horace Shaw, founding editor of Focus magazine, taught at Andrews University for many years in the areas of religion and communication and used his expertise in those fields to make memorable contributions to the cause of religious liberty.
Reid Sears Shepard served as an educator, administrator, and missionary in Peru and Bolivia, mission territories of the South American Division.
William and Minnie Shepherd were Aboriginal missionaries to Papua New Guinea in 1930s.
The group of people commonly known as Shepherd’s Rod were a breakaway from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1930 through 1962, later splintering into several manifestations centered at Waco, Texas. They chose to call themselves the General Association of Davidian Seventh-day Adventists. Their initial leader was Victor Houteff.
August R. Sherman was an Adventist pastor and missionary who worked for many years in South America and Central America, where he was a tireless worker and an advocate of the work of publications and the mission of the church.
Dr. Thomas Sherwin, a medical practitioner, was an ordained pastor.
Sheyenne River Academy (SRA) was established in 1903 on 160 acres of property donated by the citizens of Harvey, North Dakota. The instructions were to “build a school to accommodate at least fifty pupils and operate it for a minimum of five years.”
Lawrence Shields and his wife, Marion worked as a pastoral couple in Australia and were missionaries to Papua New Guinea. Lawrence was a pilot in the Seventh-day Adventist Church aviation program and was killed in a tragic plane crash in April 1973.
The lengthy Church career of Elva Eunice Thorpe includes teaching and administrative work at the Australasian Missionary College.
Kiyotaka Shirai was a pastor, photographic reporter, and pioneer producer of the Adventist radio/TV programs in the Japanese language.
Dan T. Shireman engaged in self-supporting educational work and personal evangelism for more than four decades, most extensively in North Carolina.
Mulupi Shitanda was chief of the Kabras people in Western Kenya. Although not an Adventist, he assisted the Adventists by designating land and granting it to the Adventists so Chebwai Adventist Mission could be established.
Though various forms of shorthand have existed since the fourth century B.C., Englishman Isaac Pitman invented modern shorthand in 1837. At this time, Pitman introduced the world to phonography–a word that combines two Greek words (phóné and graphé) and literally means, “sound writing.”
David Lawrence Show, an Adventist educator, taught physics and math at Gitwe College in Rwanda for three years before moving to Union College (Lincoln, Nebraska), where he taught physics, astronomy, and origins for 24 years.
Harold Shryock was a physician, medical educator, and medical school administrator. His writings encompassed the globe for 70 years and his contributions to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Loma Linda University School of Medicine are legendary.
Robert E. Shurney, an aerospace engineer at NASA renowned for achievements critical to the success of the Apollo and Skylab programs, was a deacon, community services leader, and longtime member of the Oakwood College church.
Thein Shwe was a pastor, church administrator, and educator from Myanmar.
The Siberian Mission was a church unit that covered all of Siberia from 1909 to 1910, after which it became the Siberian Union Mission with its subfields.
David Sibley gave 41 years of service as an evangelist and deeply respected administrator for the church in the South Pacific. For ten years he was a successful evangelist in both small-town and big-city settings in South New Zealand, Tasmania and Victoria before being called into conference leadership in Tasmania. During a period of 23 years he served as president of three local conferences and concluded his ministry with eight years as union conference president.