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.
Sterrie Wellman’s church career is distinguished by pioneer mission work in the Caribbean and India followed by lengthy service as an associate secretary of the Sabbath School Department at General Conference headquarters.
An administrator for most of his ministerial career, George W. Wells served as president of four local conferences and one union conference and as a General Conference field secretary.
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.
Pieter Johannes Daniel Wessels was a pioneer lay worker.
West Amazon Adventist Academy (Instituto Adventista da Amazônia Ocidental, or IAAmO) is a boarding school in Brazil that offers elementary and high school education.
The West Amazon Conference is an administrative unit of the Seventh-day Adventist Church located in the territory of the Northwest Brazil Union Mission. It is headquartered on 3932 José Vieira Caúla Avenue, Zip Code 76.820-390 in the neighborhood of Agenor Martins de Carvalho in the city of Porto Velho, which is the capital of the state of Rondônia, Brazil.
West Bolivia Mission (Misión Boliviana Occidental or MBO) is an administrative unit of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA) located in the Bolivia Union Mission (Unión Boliviana or UB) territory.
West Cameroon Conference is part of Cameroon Union Mission in the West-Central Africa Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
The West Central Brazil Union Mission is an administrative unit of the Seventh-day Adventist Church located in the territory of the South American Division. Its head office is in the city of Brasília, territory of the Federal District, Brazil.
West Central Korean Conference (aka Seojunghanhaphoe) is one of the five units comprising the Korean Union Conference of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists. First named the Central Chosen Mission when the Chosen Union Mission was formed in 1919, then reorganized as the West Central Korean Mission in 1978, and it was elevated to the West Central Korean Conference in 1983.