Gilbert Temple Wilson was a church administrator, including New Zealand Conference president.
William (Bill) Wilson was the longest serving manager of the Church’s Sanitarium Health Food Factory at Cooranbong, occupying that position for almost 30 years. During that time he worked closely with Avondale College and was very involved in community outreach in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle districts.
Joseph Wintzen, administrator, evangelist, and author, was one of the most important early leaders in the Dutch Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The Wire Hill Mission Station in Kenya was opened in 1909.
On January 7, 1979, praise to God began flowing from a 210-foot antenna on the campus of Oakwood College: 90.1 FM WOCG officially began broadcasting The Best in Music and the Spoken Word each day for 12 hours. The years leading up to that momentous day in January of 1979 were ones of uncertainty and a true journey of faith for the administration, staff, and faculty of what was then called Oakwood College.
Women’s Ministries started in the West-Central Africa Division in the 1980s when an office was created for Women’s Ministries at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A.
Manuel Wong López was an Adventist philologist, professor, and researcher from Panama.
Anna and George Wood, from Australia, committed their lives in service to the people of Java and Sumatra. After Anna Wood’s death, George Wood died in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in 1944.
John Henry Woods was born at Firth of Clyde, Scotland, on September 8, 1863. He emigrated to Australia with his parents and was raised in the gold-mining town of Maryborough, VIC. He learned the printing trade and entered a business partnership with Walter Miller in Melbourne.
Robert William Woods, an Adventist educator and physicist, served as president of Union College and acting president of Antillean Union College, among other academic positions.
Horce Guy Woodward was a pioneer missionary, evangelist, and union president in the Southern Asia Division.
The First World War (1914-1918) radically affected New Zealand and Australian society, but its impact on the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the region was limited by its geographic remoteness from the theaters of conflict and the Church’s circumspection over participation in the war. While almost all other religious groups actively promoted the war and the enlistment of their young men, the denomination walked a largely successful but very fine line between loyalty to the government and opposition to a worldly war that conflicted with the Church’s global mission and vision.
The Second World War had a significant impact on the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific, most notably in New Guinea, Papua, and the Solomon Islands, which were the scenes of bitter conflict between Japanese and Allied forces. In particular, the church had to negotiate its interaction with state authorities over support for the war effort and compulsory military service, and manage its work in war-affected regions.
Eleanor Wright was a prolific gospel music writer, singer, pianist, and arranger who led in launching the Blend Wright Trio.
Phillip Wright was an Adventist nurse and mission administrator who trained at the Sydney Sanitarium. He moved into evangelistic work and was for a time the superintendent of the Eastern Polynesian Mission based at Papeete, Tahiti.
Radio Sol 92, WZOL, Inc. is a non-profit organization belonging to the East Puerto Rico Conference. It offers Christian programs with music and spiritual messages and programs of social interest. Its first program was broadcast on September 5, 1990. It is now known as WZOL 92.1 FM.
Yangon Adventist Seminary (YAS) is a Christian institution owned and operated by Myanmar Union Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1975. The school is located in Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
The Yangon Central Seventh-day Adventist church was the first congregation to be organized in Burma (now Myanmar).
Yangon Mission (formerly Yangon Adventist Mission) was established in 1977 as Yangon Attached District. Yangon Mission is a part of the Myanmar Union Mission in the Southern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists.