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, major evangelism push yields thousands of new members

In Guatemala, major evangelism push yields thousands of new members

Apr 12, 2012

The Central American country of Guatemala has been playing host to big evangelism efforts by both training evangelists and holding local campaigns,...

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ADRA, Dominican Republic transportation authorities sign training agreement

ADRA, Dominican Republic transportation authorities sign training agreement

Apr 03, 2012

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and the Dominican Republic’s Technical Office for Ground Transportation (OTTT) recently agreed to...

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In Inter-America, students put away books for day of prayer

In Inter-America, students put away books for day of prayer

Mar 13, 2012

For the second consecutive year, thousands of students attending Seventh-day Adventist schools and universities throughout the denomination’s...

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Inter-America hosts nearly 100,000 evangelism events

Inter-America hosts nearly 100,000 evangelism events

Mar 06, 2012

Nearly 100,000 local evangelistic series across the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Inter-American Division last month marked the latest step in the...

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Remembrance: Persuasive bookseller Ramirez, 93, was first Hispanic GC director

Remembrance: Persuasive bookseller Ramirez, 93, was first Hispanic GC director

Feb 14, 2012

Louis A. Ramirez was such a bold and effective salesman that he could sell religious literature to other Christian ministers who had denounced...

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Jamaica PM commends Adventist contributions to society

Jamaica PM commends Adventist contributions to society

Feb 06, 2012

Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson met with top Jamaican national leaders during a recent tour of the island nation to...

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