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.

ADRA assisting flood victims in Mexico, Cambodia

ADRA assisting flood victims in Mexico, Cambodia

Oct 07, 2013

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is assisting those affected by flooding in Latin America and Southeast Asia by providing food and shelter...

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In Inter-America, Adventist elders authorized to baptize during historic event

In Inter-America, Adventist elders authorized to baptize during historic event

Oct 02, 2013

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist elders—or lay pastors—across the church’s Inter-America Division were temporarily authorized to baptize new...

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In Venezuela, Adventists conduct massive community outreach in Caracas

In Venezuela, Adventists conduct massive community outreach in Caracas

Aug 20, 2013

Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders in Caracas, Venezuela, say a week-long series of service activities had the largest community impact in the...

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In Jamaica, visually impaired Adventist appointed senate president

In Jamaica, visually impaired Adventist appointed senate president

May 23, 2013

Floyd Morris made history in Jamaica’s Parliament last week when he became the first visually impaired person appointed president of the Jamaican...

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In Southern Mexico, religious liberty continues to grow despite history of intolerance

In Southern Mexico, religious liberty continues to grow despite history of intolerance

Apr 02, 2013

A large-scale festival of religious liberty here in the Southern Mexican state of Chiapas underscores how freedom of conscience continues to improve...

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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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