World Church

Inter-American

The Inter-American Division (IAD) is comprised of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and the five northernmost countries of South America. This division reports more than 3.5 million members, making the division the church’s most populous region.

There are roughly 11,000 Adventist churches in this division, which is home to a population of nearly 280 million.

IAD is home to 13 Adventist universities. The region also operates 13 major hospitals, located in Belize, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Venezuela and three in Mexico.

Other major organizations within this division include the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, which offers graduate-level religious education to pastors and teachers on the campus of 10 affiliated Adventist universities and seminaries. Adventist Health Services in IAD serves as an association of all the Seventh-day Adventist healthcare institutions in the division.

In an effort to share the gospel throughout the region, IAD overseas nine media centers, seven radio stations and numerous Internet radio ministries.

In Guatemala, Adventist public health campaign to impact local Mayan communities

In Guatemala, Adventist public health campaign to impact local Mayan communities

May 30, 2012

Seventh-day Adventists in West Guatemala recently launched the church’s first joint public health initiative with local government and community...

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New Adventist distance-learning university expands education options in Inter-America

New Adventist distance-learning university expands education options in Inter-America

May 09, 2012

A new Seventh-day Adventist distance-learning institution inaugurated this week in Inter-America expands the education options of students in the...

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Connecting with community focus of Inter-America’s first Urban Ministries Summit

Connecting with community focus of Inter-America’s first Urban Ministries Summit

May 07, 2012

Seventh-day Adventist leadership pledged at the church’s first Urban Ministries Summit in Inter-America to better connect with the more than 36...

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In world fields, religious liberty often a struggle

In world fields, religious liberty often a struggle

Apr 26, 2012

It's one thing to lose a job because of your religious beliefs. It's quite another to be deprived of your freedom -- or even your life. Those are...

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Adventist president explores clash between secularism and religious belief

Adventist president explores clash between secularism and religious belief

Apr 26, 2012

Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson today challenged believers to grasp the opportunities for open discourse that a secular...

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World religious freedom congress opens with call to avoid secular society’s lead

World religious freedom congress opens with call to avoid secular society’s lead

Apr 24, 2012

Addressing nearly 900 delegates and guests at the Seventh World Congress of the International Religious Liberty Association, Denton Lotz, a noted...

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