World Church

East-Central Africa

East-Central Africa

The East-Central Africa Division is comprised of 11 countries. Amid a population of about 307 million, the Seventh-day Adventist Church counts more than 2.5 million members worshiping at more than 11,000 churches.

This division is home to the Adventist University of Africa in Kenya, which provides theological training to pastors across the continent. It also operates several other universities and many secondary schools.

The church in Rwanda has more than half a million members and is well regarded in the community. Rwandans are required to perform community service for basic country development on the last Saturday of each month, but the government allows Adventists to perform these duties on Sunday instead to accommodate Sabbath-observance.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency has major operations throughout the division.

Kenyan long-distance runner Abel Kirui, an Adventist Church member, won the silver medal in the men’s marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

ADRA continues famine relief in Somalia despite instability in region

ADRA continues famine relief in Somalia despite instability in region

Aug 03, 2011

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is continuing famine relief efforts in Somalia despite attempts by an insurgent group to ban Western aid...

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ADRA delivering food, water during East African drought

Jul 13, 2011

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is providing water, food and emergency supplies to thousands of the most vulnerable people affected by a...

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Kenya's national leader commends Adventist development

Kenya's national leader commends Adventist development

Jun 29, 2011

Speaking at a fundraiser for church projects in Kenya last week, the nation's president said the Seventh-day Adventist Church is at the forefront of...

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Unity is Key, Wilson says in Kenya visit

Unity is Key, Wilson says in Kenya visit

May 03, 2011

Drawing inspiration from a song by Nairobi Station Pathfinders, Ted N. C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, continued to...

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In Ethiopia, dozens of Christian churches, among them Adventist, burned in interfaith violence

Mar 10, 2011

At least 30 Protestant churches in western Ethiopia, among them seven Seventh-day Adventist houses of worship, were burned down last week in a series...

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In Uganda, Adventist among faith leaders calling for free, fair elections

Jan 18, 2011

The leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Uganda joined other faith representatives in the country and heads of the European Union last week...

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