World Church

North American

The Seventh-day Adventist Church was formed in this division in 1863, a region home to freedom of speech and religion.

This division is the largest sender of overseas missionaries and short-term volunteers. NAD sent out nearly half of the denomination’s 1,200 volunteers in 2012.

This division is comprised of Bermuda, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, the French possession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Guam, Johnston Island, Marshall Islands, Midway Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the United States of America. There are about 1.1 million Seventh-day Adventist members among a population of 345 million.

The division operates a system of more than 1,000 elementary and secondary schools and 15 colleges and universities. Key institutions include Andrews University in Michigan, Oakwood University in Alabama, and Loma Linda University in California.

Loma Linda operates a medical school, which throughout the church’s history has produced healthcare professionals and missionaries who have served worldwide. Adventist health principles from this division have been documented to increase longevity, as noted in “National Geographic” magazine, reports from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and in the book “Blue Zones.”

U.S. court gives green light for Adventist’s workplace discrimination trial

U.S. court gives green light for Adventist’s workplace discrimination trial

Apr 17, 2013

A Seventh-day Adventist school bus driver in the U.S. state of Louisiana has won the right from a federal appeals court to proceed with a workplace...

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Church Chat: Carson handles spotlight ‘prayerfully, humbly’

Church Chat: Carson handles spotlight ‘prayerfully, humbly’

Apr 05, 2013

When Dr. Ben Carson spoke at February’s National Prayer Breakfast in front of United States President Barack Obama, his critical views on national...

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Thousands of Adventist youth march across Brooklyn Bridge against violence

Thousands of Adventist youth march across Brooklyn Bridge against violence

Mar 29, 2013

More than 3,000 Seventh-day Adventist youth and supporters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York last Saturday in a demonstration calling...

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Historically black Adventist university in contention for $50,000 grant

Historically black Adventist university in contention for $50,000 grant

Mar 14, 2013

The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s only historically black university is in the running for a US$50,000 grant from an online contest sponsored by a...

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La Sierra University receives presidential award for service

La Sierra University receives presidential award for service

Mar 05, 2013

La Sierra University was one of five educational institutions named a Presidential Awardee in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service...

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Videoconferences gaining popularity in the Americas

Videoconferences gaining popularity in the Americas

Feb 26, 2013

In a move signaling growing commitment to conferencing technology, Seventh-day Adventist leaders at the church’s Inter-American Division headquarters...

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