My Childhood Adventist Austrian Church with only 3000+ Members and no Famous Individuals I had an Inferiority Complex as a member of the small Austrian Adventist Church
Harry Reid US Senate Majority Leader Paula Hawkins US Senator Michael O. Leavitt Secretary, Health and Human Services Stewart Udall US Secretary of the Interior I struggled a long time with the Complex Mormons have many more Famous People
The Osmond Brothers, pop Philo T. Farnsworth (1906-1971) inventor (television) Steve Young quarterback Tampa Bay Buccaneers San Francisco 49ers one of the finest NFL quarterbacks of all time. Ron Dittemore director space shuttle program Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft USAF (retired) National security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George Bush, Sr . Ralph Atkin founder, SkyWest Airlines More Mormons
Political Comparison of Mormons and Adventists Religious Affiliation Senators Representatives Total % of U S Congress Latter-day Saints 5 11 16 3 Seventh-day Adventist 0 2 2 0.35
Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee of Congressional District number 18 of Texas Politics
Representative Roscoe G. Bartlett of Congressional District number 6 of Maryland
Dr. Samson Babi Mululu Kisekka prime minister in 1986 and later served as vice president from 1989 to 1994. "He was a man of God, [an] active and committed Seventh-day Adventist Christian who believed in respect for one another," said vice president Specioza Wandira Kazibwe He emphasized government accountability and a concern for the rights of ordinary people. He disagreeing with Uganda's dictator of Milton Obote, went into exile. After becoming an ally of Yoweri Museveni, he served as an international spokesman for his rebel group. He supported an end to ethnic tensions and for a government without corruption . From exile to prime minister: How Samson Kisekka, a Christian physician, is successfully leading Uganda from ruin to restoration
Sir James is a Seventh-day Adventist. As such he did not carry out official duties on the Sabbath or serve alcohol to guests at official functions. This was a source of some controversy Sir James Carlisle, Governor-general of Antigua and Barbuda
Kim Gangte: Member of parliament in India Phetsile Kholekile Dlamini: Swaziland Minister for Health and Social Welfare
Manasseh Damukana Sogavare (born January 17, 1955) was the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2006 to 2007. Ethnic violence, government malfeasance, and endemic crime have undermined stability and civil society.
Greg Mathis , from gangster youth through conversion to Judge Greg Mathis and syndicated TV show, Law
James Graves: Supreme Court judge in Mississippi The National Bar Association awarded him its first Distinguished Jurist Award in 1996. The National Conference of Black Lawyers named him Judge of the Year in 1992
An internationally renowned physician, Dr. Carson has authored over 100 neurosurgical publications, along with three best-selling books, and has been awarded 38 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations. Ben Carson is a Seventh-day Adventist, and an outspoken Christian Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Center Professor of Neurological Surgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics Medicine
Dr. Leonard Bailey A pioneering surgeon 1984, Dr. Leonard L Bailey placed the heart of a baboon into the chest of Baby Fae
Herbert Blomstedt (Conductor) During the decade of 1985 through 1995, Blomstedt raised the San Francisco Symphony to international status, and led that orchestra in numerous prize winning recordings for London/Decca, winning two Grammy Awards and many other prices. The Arts
Hugh Martin received two Academy Award nominations and four Tony nominations for his memorable songwriting. His best known works include the score for the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis and the popular Christmas song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Martin is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame . Hugh Martin is a convert to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He was featured on the "Del Delker & Friends" episode of the Voice of Prophecy's "Family Reunion Concerts". Hugh Martin
Mark Brown (center) on stage at a Seventh-day Adventist event. <ul><li>Mark Brown </li></ul><ul><li>director </li></ul><ul><li>film producer. </li></ul><ul><li>screenwriter of movie: </li></ul><ul><li>Barbershop (2002), </li></ul><ul><li>State's Evidence (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>The Seat Filler (2004). </li></ul><ul><li>He wrote and directed: </li></ul><ul><li>The Salon (2005) and </li></ul><ul><li>Two Can Play That Game (2001). </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Brown is a Seventh-day Adventist. He attends a Seventh-day Adventist church in Los Angeles. </li></ul>
He was baptized into the church around the year 2000. Harvey regularly attends the Camelback Adventist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. Radio legend Paul Harvey, who has often quoted Adventist pioneer Ellen G. White in his broadcasts and who attended the Camelback Adventist Church in Arizona during his winters there, received the "Golden Microphone" Award for his professionalism and graciousness in dealing with the church. Paul Harvey was the most well-known newsman in the world. He established the gold standard for news and commentary over 50 years ago. Journalism
Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.) was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. Religion
Milton Afonso owner of Golden Cross , the third-largest non-governmental health insurance company in the world. His generous donations have helped fund Christian education for more than 8,000 students. Additionally, beginning in the late 1980s, Afonso’s vision and foresight led him to purchase a radio station for evangelistic purposes. He now owns 68 stations throughout South America Business Business
Medic, Conscientious Objector and War Hero Desmond Doss Desmond Doss refused to kill, or carry a weapon into combat, because of his personal beliefs as a Seventh-day Adventist. He became a medic, and by serving in the Pacific theatre of World War II helped his country by saving the lives of his comrades, while also adhering to his religious convictions. His Medal of Honor was earned by the risks he took to save the lives of many comrades.
In Paris, she worked for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and secretly with her brother and other volunteers helped people escape from the Nazis. As one of the significant contributors to French Resistance, their efforts would be responsible for the rescue of at least 1,000 persons, including 800 Jews and more than 100 downed Allied airmen. On February 26, 1944 the Gestapo arrested her along with 140 other members of the escape network. She was interrogated and tortured in Fresnes prison in Paris, then shipped in a railway cattle car to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany. She is remembered by the world and honored on a plague in Orry la Ville, France commemorating the Dutch resistance. Ravensbrück Gabrielle Weidner Gabrielle Weidner
Mr. Rusesabagina sheltered and saved hundreds of refugees in a Rwandan hotel where he worked as a manager. The film “Hotel Rawanda” tells his story President George W. Bush and Laura Bush meet with Paul Rusesabagina and his wife, Tatiana, in the Oval Office Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005
Paul Rusesabagina was never the most idealistic man. As manager of the Belgian-owned Mille Collines, a luxury hotel in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, he knew when to slip a bottle of Scotch to corrupt colonels to keep them in his pocket President George W. Bush and Laura Bush meet with Paul Rusesabagina and his wife, Tatiana, in the Oval Office Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005
Herbert Blomstedt (Conductor) A devout Seventh-day Adventist, Blomstedt does not rehearse on Saturdays, he does, however, perform concerts, since he does not consider this to be work.
<ul><li>Mark Brown </li></ul><ul><li>The successful African-American </li></ul><ul><ul><li>director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>film producer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>screenwriter of movie </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some of his works are </li></ul><ul><li>PG-13 and… </li></ul>
Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee of Congressional District number 18 of Texas House staffers unofficially voted her a tough and … member of the House of Representative in a Washingtonian article.
Andrews University graduate George Speight, a rebel leader and indigenous Fijian with an Adventist upbringing, was holding hostage twenty-seven members of the Fijian Parliament with a group of armed civilians, some of them current and former Adventists. The hostages included Mahendra Chaudhry, the democratically elected prime Minister of Indian descent. George Speight , rebel leader, staged coup, took Hostages
Famous – Touched by Adventism Did not Join ! Left !
Arna Bontemps <ul><li>One of the most important Harlem Renaissance writer, poet </li></ul><ul><li>wrote over 20 books, plays, and anthologies and was considered the leading authority on the Harlem Renaissance. </li></ul><ul><li>Left Adventism because: </li></ul><ul><li>Racism </li></ul><ul><li>Was asked by church leaders to give up his collection of fiction </li></ul>
After his mother died he was sent to boarding house for sick children in Flushing, New York, run by Seventh-day Adventists under the direction of German nurse Mrs. Schneck . “ Although they took care of all our physical needs, they showed little affection that I can recall. They scared me with all their religious dogma, strict vegeterianism, (“movies were tickets to hell etc) and even though I attended the rituals I had no interest in becoming a member of the congregation and being drowned on stage.“ Art Buchwald, Leaving Home, A Memoir , Putnam: 1993 Humorist Art Buchwald, Pulitzer Prize winner for political, social satires
<ul><li>Magic Johnson was raised as a Seventh-day Adventist in Michigan. A number of his family members are still active Seventh-day Adventists. </li></ul><ul><li>Impossible to keep Sabbath </li></ul>
Africans educated in Adventist schools who did not become members, are the late Tom Mboya of Kenya, Julius Nyerere , former President of Tanzania and Joshua Nkomo of Zimbabwe. P 17
<ul><li>CONCLUSION: </li></ul><ul><li>Adventists have some prominent </li></ul><ul><li>individuals </li></ul><ul><li>(maybe not as many as comparable groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Should they have more ? </li></ul><ul><li>(the good they could do?) </li></ul><ul><li>Is the price to high to achieve fame ? </li></ul><ul><li>(in adjustments/compromises?) </li></ul>
<ul><li>CONCLUSION cont.: </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>should Adventists be satisfied to be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Lowly “remnant” and “small flock”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowly fishermen, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Take Doctor Luke or Upper Class Paul as models? </li></ul><ul><li>Who besides Christ left the biggest impact on </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity? (Upper Class Paul ?) </li></ul>