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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.”

Former Adventist world church associate secretary dies at 82

Former Adventist world church associate secretary dies at 82

Feb 24, 2010

Maurice T. Battle, retired longtime Seventh-day Adventist Church administrator and a former associate secretary at world church headquarters, died at...

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Singleton, one of first Regional conference presidents, dies at 101

Singleton, one of first Regional conference presidents, dies at 101

Feb 24, 2010

Harold D. Singleton, who served as president of one of the first Seventh-day Adventist conferences established to serve African American...

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Founder of Adventist Deaf ministry dies at 89

Founder of Adventist Deaf ministry dies at 89

Feb 23, 2010

Arthur Griffith once created Bible study movies for Deaf people by setting up a movie camera he could operate with a makeshift foot pedal. In the...

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Adventist Church working for upswing in local Health Ministries programs

Adventist Church working for upswing in local Health Ministries programs

Feb 04, 2010

Community and personal health enthusiasts are meeting for the Seventh-day Adventist Church's health training conference, the denomination's largest...

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Paulsen Honored at Loma Linda with Festschrift, President's Medal

Paulsen Honored at Loma Linda with Festschrift, President's Medal

Jan 24, 2010

Scholars and health professionals joined to celebrate Seventh-day Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen's life of service and 35 years of...

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Adventist Church President Jan Paulsen speaks to Haitian Adventists: 'Don't lose courage'

Adventist Church President Jan Paulsen speaks to Haitian Adventists: 'Don't lose courage'

Jan 20, 2010

In a statement aired on the Seventh-day Adventist Church's television station, the Hope Channel, church President Jan Paulsen urged Haitians to not...

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