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Anna Cunningham Safford

1837 ~ 1890

Missionary educator of women in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Presbyterian Mission  |  Locale: Suzhou

Randolph C. Sailer

1898 ~ 1981

Missionary in China, commended by Zhou En Lai as a "friend of the Chinese people".

Affiliation: Yenching University  |  Locale: Beijing

Douglas Noel Sargent

1907 ~ 1979

Church Missionary Society missionary in China and trainer of missionaries.

Affiliation: Church Missionary Society  |  Locale: Sichuan

Johann Adam Schall von Bell

1592 ~ 1666

Jesuit missionary and astronomer in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locale: Beijing

Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky

1831 ~ 1906

Episcopal missionary and bishop who helped establish St. John's College in Shanghai.

Affiliation: American Protestant Episcopal Mission  |  Locale: Shanghai

Otto F. Schoerner

1906 ~ 2008

American medical missionary, who served in Xinjiang and Gansu for 20 years; President of the Borden Memorial Hospital, Lanzhou, Gansu.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locales: Xinjiang, Gansu

P. Johannes Schutte

1913 ~ 1971

Catholic missiologist and administrator.

Affiliation: Society of the Divine Word  |  Locale: Henan

D. Z. Sheffield

d. 1913

American missionary educator to China, head of the famous Lu He Boys' School.

Affiliation: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  |  Locale: Hebei

Devello Sheffield

1841 ~ 1913

Pioneer missionary educator in China.

Affiliations: North China Mission, American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  |  Locale: Shandong

Shen Tilan

1899 ~ 1976

Chinese Christian educator, supporter of democracy movements and signer of the "Three-Self Manifesto".

Affiliation: Young Men's Christian Association  |  Locale: Jiangsu

Shen Zigao

1895 ~ 1982

Nationalist and Chinese Anglican bishop.

Affiliation: Chinese Anglican Church  |  Locale: Shanghai

Shi Meiyu

1873 ~ 1954

Shi was among the first Chinese women graduates from a U.S. medical school. On return to China, she founded a hospital and developed the nursing profession.

Affiliations: Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, Shanghai Bethel Mission  |  Locales: Jiujiang, Shanghai

Shu Shan

A faithful and loving Christian mother who, along with her three children, were martyred by the Boxers.

Locale: Beijing

Jehu Lewis and Henrietta Hall Shuck

1814 ~ 1863

First U.S. Baptist missionaries in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist Mission  |  Locales: Macau, Hong KongShanghai

Sibu

c.1840-50

Early Chinese Evangelist

Affiliation: English Presbyterian  |  Locale: Fujian

William Wallace Simpson

1869 ~ 1961

Missionary in China and Tibet with a focus on training Chinese clergy.

Affiliation: World Assemblies of God Fellowship  |  Locale: Tibet

Casper and Mathilda Skinsnes

1886/7 ~

Medical missionaries who served faithfully during chaotic times.

Affiliation: Norwegian Lutheran Mission  |  Locales: Henan, Guangzhou

Arthur Henderson Smith

1845 ~ 1932

American author and missionary to China.

Affiliation: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  |  Locales: Tianjin, Beijing

George Smith

1815 ~ 1871

Church Missionary Society missionary in China and first English bishop of Hong Kong.

Affiliation: Church Missionary Society  |  Locale: Hong Kong

Howard Albert Smith

1904 ~ 1981

Missionary in central China whose capture by the Red Army and eventual escape sparked widespread publicity.

Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance  |  Locale: Anhui

Stanley P. Smith

1861 ~ 1931

English missionary and evangelist in China, one of the famed Cambridge Seven.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locale: Shanxi

John Abner Snell

1880 ~ 1936

Missionary doctor of Soochow Hospital.

Affiliation: Methodist Episcopal Church - South  |  Locale: Suzhou

Song Meiling

1897 ~ 2003

Third wife of Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek), leader of Nationalist China. As Madame Chiang Kai-shek, she represented her husband on several trips to the United States, where she gained admiration for her elegant style, brilliant English and persuasive appeals for help in China’s war against Japan.

Song Hoot Kiam

1830 ~ 1900

Founder of the oldest family of Straits Chinese Christians in Singapore.

Affiliation: Straits Chinese Church  |  Locale: Singapore

John Song

1901 ~ 1944

Chinese revivalist and evangelist, whose meetings also featured prayer for the sick. Through him, tens of thousands were converted to Christ; thousands were healed; and hundreds of evangelistic teams were sent out.

Affiliations: Chinese Methodist Church, Bethel Worldwide Evangelistic Band  |  Locale: Fujian

Song Ong Siang

1871 ~ 1941

Singaporean lawyer, church elder, community leader, and writer. Knighted by King George V.

Affiliation: Straits Chinese Church  |  Locale: Singapore

William E. Soothill

1861 ~ 1935

Missionary and sinologist.

Affiliation: United Methodist Free Churches  |  Locales: Zhejiang, United Kingdom

Polycarpe de Souza

1697 ~ 1757

First bishop in Beijing following the banning of Christianity by the Qing emperor Yongzheng.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locale: Beijing

Eva Dykes Spicer

1898 ~ 1974

Under auspices of the London Missionary Society (LMS), Eva Dykes Spicer taught at Ginling College, a Christian women’s college in Nanjing, from 1923 to 1951.

Affiliations: London Missionary Society, Ginling College  |  Locale: Nanjing

Elisabeth (Betty) Alden Scott Stam

1906 ~ 1934

Missionary with the China Inland Mission (CIM), who served in Yingzhou City, Yingshang, and Jingde, Anhui Province until her death at Miaoshou at the age of 28.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locale: Anhui

Edwin Stevens

1802 ~ 1837

Pioneer missionary among the international seafaring community of Canton and Whampoa.

Affiliation: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  |  Locale: Guangzhou

F. Olin and Esther Stockwell

1900 ~ 1992

American Missionaries to China and Singapore devoted to training Christian leaders for Southeast Asian churches.

Affiliation: Methodist Church  |  Locales: Fujian, SichuanSingapore

George Stott

1835 ~ 1889

The first missionary to Wenzhou.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locale: Wenzhou

Arnold Strange

1897 ~ 1941

China Inland Mission missionary engaged in evangelism and relief work in Western China.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locales: Shaanxi, Gansu

Alexander Stronach

1800 ~ 1879

LMS missionary involved in printing, education, and evangelism.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Locales: Singapore, Fujian

John Stronach

1810 ~ 1888

Missionary in China and Bible translator of the London Missionary Society.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Locales: Singapore, Fujian

John Leighton Stuart

1876 ~ 1962

Missionary educator, first president of Yenching University and American ambassador to the Republic of China.

Affiliation: Yenching University  |  Locales: Nanjing, Beijing

Su Zuoyang

1916 ~ 2007

Twentieth-century Chinese evangelist, Bible scholar, author, musician. Director of the Worldwide Evangelistic Mission(環球佈道會), director of the Heavenly People Depot, general editor of the Voice of the Heavenly People.

Affiliations: The Worldwide Evangelistic Mission, The Heavenly People Depot  |  Locale: Hong Kong

Sun Mingjing

1911 ~ 1992

Pioneer of Chinese Educational Films.

Affiliation: Jinling University

Sun Yanli

1914 ~ 1995

Sun Yanli (Henry Sun) was a minister in the Methodist tradition. He worked at Moore Memorial Church (MMC) in Shanghai from 1947 to 1995 and was pastor-in-charge between 1958 and 1989. In June 1988, he was made one of two new Bishops in the Chinese church, the first to be consecrated since the beginning of “united worship” in 1958.

Affiliations: Methodist, TSPM  |  Locale: Shanghai

Sun Yat-sen

1866 ~ 1925

Chinese Christian revolutionary and leader of the Kuomintang.

Affiliation: Kuomintang  |  Locale: Guangdong

Sun Yuan Hua

1581 ~ 1632

Well-known Chinese Christian during the late Ming period converted through the influence of Xu Guangqi.

Affiliation: Catholic Church in China  |  Locale: Zhejiang

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