The Risk Management Service of the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists is a dedicated service entity of the South Pacific Division. It is located within the South Pacific Division (SPD) administrative headquarters in Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia. Its scope of operations covers the Church entities within the territory of the division.
Rites of passage are usually well-prepared occasions that are planned to mark the transitions to different life stages. These stages include birth, initiation into adulthood, marriage, death, and burial in most cultures. The Adventist perspective on the significance of these rites is, firstly, a critique of African Christianity in its theology of inculturation. Secondly, it seeks to provide a missiological approach in outreach to adherents of African Traditional Religion or those steeped in the African worldview.
Richard Martin Ritland was a Seventh-day Adventist biologist, paleontologist, and early director of the Geoscience Research Institute. He also served as a professor at Atlantic Union College, Loma Linda University, and Andrews University. He worked extensively on issues of science and faith, and he led geology field conferences to educate Adventist teachers and administrators about the history of the earth and life.
Floyd Rittenhouse was a notable educator who served at various church academies and as president of Andrews University and Pacific Union College.
Germano Guilherme Ritter was an administrator, mission director, conference president, canvasser, and pastor from Brasil.
Orlando Rubem Ritter was a pastor, teacher and administrator in Brazil.
Ritz, Alva Paul (1899–1988) and Avanelle Ruth (Renshaw) (1904–1964)
Alfred E. Labadisos|Adlai Wilfred M. Tornalejo
Alva Paul and Avanelle Ruth Ritz spent two decades as missionaries in the Far Eastern Division. They were instrumental in the establishment of the first Adventist church in Bangkok in 1933. They also pioneered the Adventist work in the northern part of Thailand.
River Plate Adventist University (Universidad Adventista del Plata or UAP) is a university educational institution of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church that operates in the territory of the Argentina Union Conference (UA). It is located on 25 de Mayo Street, no. 99, in the municipality of Libertador San Martín, Department of Diamante, province of Entre Ríos, in the Argentine Republic.
River Plate Sanitarium and Hospital is a medical missionary institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church located in the Argentina Union Conference. Its headquarters is located at 25 de Mayo 255, ZIP code: 3103, Libertador San Martín, in the Entre Ríos district, Argentina.
Rivers East Conference is an administrative unit of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rivers state, Nigeria.
Rivers West Conference is an administrative unit of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rivers state, Nigeria.
Riverside Adventist Academy is the only school managed by the Northeast India Union Section. It is located on 23 acres of land beside the Didram river at Chichotcheng village, P.O. Bajengdoba, North Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, India.
Riverside Hospital was an innovative medical institution in Nashville, Tennessee, dedicated to providing Adventist health care to the African American community.
Robbins, Andrew Joseph (1910–1996) and Ollie Mae (Robertson) (1910–2006)
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Andrew Joseph Robbins was a pastor, Bible teacher, a pioneer missionary to China and the Philippines, a professor, a hospital chaplain, evangelist, and church administrator.
Frank H. Robbins devoted 37 years to church administration – 19 as president of the Columbia Union Conference and another 18 as president of conferences in the Columbia Union.
Grant Alonzo Roberts was a pioneering missionary, evangelist, pastor, church administrator, and the second president of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists from 1936 to 1941.
Robert Franklin Roberts and his wife, Jan, served as missionaries in several countries in Africa from 1976 to 1992, until they were called to serve at the Adventist Aviation-Indonesia in the territory of Papua, Indonesia, for more than twenty years. Under Robert’s leadership, Adventist Aviation Indonesia (now Adventist Aviation) developed and expanded.
Vincent L. Roberts, pastor and administrator, was the first African American executive officer of a union conference in the North American Division, serving as treasurer of the Southwestern Union. Prior to that he was the first secretary-treasurer of the Southwest Region Conference and subsequently the conference’s president for 13 years.
Alfred and Carrie Robie from North America were pioneers of the Avondale Health Retreat in Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia. Subsequently they were moved to a similar facility that was being established in Rockhampton, Queensland but the enterprise was short-lived and they returned to the United States.
Mario Robinson Kemble was a renowned musician, pastor and church administrator in Colombia, Venezuela, and the United States.