World Church

West-Central Africa

From Mauritania in the northwest to the Republic of Congo to the south and Chad in the northeast, the West-Central Africa Division (WAD) is comprised of 22 countries.

With a population of about 350 million, the division has a church membership of about 865,000 people worshiping at 3,400 churches. The division was reorganized in 2003 when the denomination added a third division in Africa to accommodate church growth on the continent.

WAD has three universities in its territory. Nigeria is home to Babcock University, which includes the Benjamin S. Carson School of Medicine. The school has more than 5,800 students and is among the top three largest universities in the denomination by enrollment. Ghana is home to Valley View University, and Adventist University Cosendai is located in Cameroon. The University is one of only two private universities in Cameroon whose degrees are recognized by the government. The school has about 370 students.

Split decision in Togo’s trial of Adventist pastor, others detained

Split decision in Togo’s trial of Adventist pastor, others detained

Jan 12, 2014

In a split decision, a verdict was handed down today by a court in Lomé, Togo, that acquits Seventh-day Adventist pastor Antonio Monteiro and...

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African Religious Liberty Congress promotes peaceful coexistence

African Religious Liberty Congress promotes peaceful coexistence

Aug 15, 2013

Cameroonian Prime Minister Philémon Yang said a religious liberty congress held here last week was an important way to promote freedom of worship and...

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FOURTH IN A SERIES: In prison, Monteiro wants peace for church, Togo government

FOURTH IN A SERIES: In prison, Monteiro wants peace for church, Togo government

Jul 18, 2013

The Lomé Civil Prison is hot and overcrowded. It’s open air, like a crowded bazaar, but without shops. Prisoners sleep 80 in a cell, side-by-side,...

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THIRD IN A SERIES: After the arrest, the case for Monteiro’s release

THIRD IN A SERIES: After the arrest, the case for Monteiro’s release

Jul 18, 2013

The night António Monteiro was arrested, his boss, Sahel Union Mission President Guy Roger, took some colleagues to police headquarters to find out...

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SECOND IN A SERIES: Monteiro’s accuser sought to recant testimony

SECOND IN A SERIES: Monteiro’s accuser sought to recant testimony

Jul 18, 2013

Pastor António Monteiro and fellow church members have been in prison for nearly 500 days based solely on the accusation of one man. But according to...

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FIRST IN A SERIES: Monteiro says judge told him he was innocent

FIRST IN A SERIES: Monteiro says judge told him he was innocent

Jul 18, 2013

Pastor António Monteiro has remained in prison for more than a year now, accused of a crime his church officials say he didn’t commit. Monteiro, the...

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