For more than four decades Adell Warren, Sr., served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as the business manager of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, and Riverside Sanitarium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Luther Willis Warren, evangelist and youth ministries innovator, influenced the lives of thousands of young people in schools and churches where he conducted revivals. He created organizations such as the Sunshine Bands, Junior and Senior Missionary Volunteer societies, church schools, and orphanages.
Judson S. Washburn was an evangelist, musician, and pastor who was deeply connected by pedigree with the church’s leading pioneers.
Charles Henry Watson was a businessman who became a Seventh-day Adventist pastor. Quickly demonstrating an aptitude for management and leadership, he was ordained within a year of graduating from the Australasian Missionary College, and elected as a conference president very shortly thereafter. He was later elected as the president of the Australasian Union Conference and is to this date the only Australian to be elected as the president of the General Conference.
Donald Henry Watson was a missionary to Pitcairn Island and worked for the Adventist church in England, Australia, and New Zealand.
Joseph and Mabel Watson were pioneer missionaries to Africa.
Kathleen Joyce, noted contralto singer, received high praise from music critics in Europe and the United States.
Francis Waugh was a translator for the Australasian Union Conference. She was largely responsible for the regular magazines that served the needs of the Pacific Island nations: Te Maramarama (Tahitian), Tuatua-mou (Cook Islands Māori or Rarotongan), Tala’fekau Mo’oni (Tongan); and Tala Moni (Samoan).
Anton Waworoendeng was a pastor and a church administrator, and he was the first Indonesian to serve as the union president in East Indonesia.
Mabel Branch was the first African American public school teacher in the state of Colorado and she, along with her parents, Thomas and Henrietta Branch, became the first black missionaries sent to Africa by the Seventh-day Adventist church.
Leslie and his wife, Enid Webster served as medical missionaries and in pastoral ministry in the South Pacific Division between 1944 and 1982. Both were nursing graduates of Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital. During their ministry, they served in the farthest reaches of the division in all four points of the compass, Western Australian, Pitcairn Island to the east, South New Zealand, Kirabati to the north. Their motto in life was “I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord.”
The Wedgwood Trio, American folk singers from the South, helped create a greater openness for newer forms of worship music in the Adventist church during the 1960s and 1970s.
Anton Hugo Weil was an Australian missionary to the New Hebrides (Vanuatu).
William Wallace Weithers was a pioneering Caribbean colporteur, evangelist, pastor, and church administrator who served as a conference and union president.
George and Ada Wellman journeyed aboard the Pitcairn to the South Pacific in 1894, undertaking mission work on the islands of Raiatea and Rarotonga before ill health compelled a return to California where both served at the Pacific Press.
Egil Wensell was a pastor, educator, educational manager, and rector of Adventist educational institutions.
Gunnar Wensell was a doctor, an ordained pastor, and a missionary in Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, and Argentina; a medical director of Adventist hospitals; and the mayor of Libertador San Martín, Entre Ríos, Argentina.
Niels Wensell was a pastor, professor, and administrator in the South American Division.
Erick Walter Were, an Adventist photographer, film producer, and writer, was born on June 21, 1914, in Adelaide, South Australia.
Louis Fitzroy Were (April 29,1896 - April 2, 1967) was a pastor, evangelist, and author who worked for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia and New Zealand from 1919 to 1943.