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.
Abbie Winegar-Simpson, Battle Creek Sanitarium physician and American Medical Missionary College professor, did much to bring the “Battle Creek idea” of health reform to California through her work at St. Helena, Glendale, and Long Beach sanitariums.
For two decades Herbert Winslow cared for financial assets of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, first as an accountant at Pacific Press Publishing Association and later as a secretary/treasurer in the China Mission.
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.
Wittschiebe, Charles Edward (1908–1991) and Violet Maud (Scriven) (1909–1998)
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Charles and Violet Wittschiebe were educators, missionaries to China, and World War II Japanese internment camp survivors. Charles served as a religion professor at Southern Missionary College and the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, first in Washington D.C. and later Berrien Springs, MI. Charles authored three books, his best-known of which is God Invented Sex.
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.
Ludwig Ludwigowich Wojtkiewicz served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a pastor and administrator in Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova.
Aleka Mitiku Woldegiorgise was a pioneer teacher and evangelist in Ethiopia.
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.
Kenneth and Florence Wood were missionaries in China from 1912 to 1941. On return to the homeland Kenneth served as a minister in California.
Kenneth H. Wood, Jr., served as editor of the denomination’s flagship periodical, Adventist Review (1966-1982), and chair of the Ellen G. White Board of Trustees (1980-2008). His influence in these positions of high responsibility served as a conservative counterweight to forces that he regarded as detrimental to the church’s historic beliefs and mission.
Ira J. Woodman was a minister in Michigan and Illinois before serving as a conference president, associate secretary in the General Conference Medical Department, and finally as general manager of Pacific Press Publishing Association.
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.
Charles Woodward served in the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a secretary and treasurer in Texas, China, and the Philippine Islands. His wife, Nannie, worked alongside him as a Sabbath School department leader and fellow missionary.
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.