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.

Venezuela: Adventist Church celebrates 100 years

Venezuela: Adventist Church celebrates 100 years

Aug 19, 2010

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist across Venezuela celebrated 100 years of church heritage in their country this month, honoring the work of...

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Barbados to ban smoking in public places

Aug 16, 2010

Seventh-day Adventists are among those applauding a forthcoming ban on public smoking in Barbados. Already passed by the country's cabinet and headed...

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Adventist University wins category award at Microsoft Imagine Cup

Adventist University wins category award at Microsoft Imagine Cup

Jul 12, 2010

A team from a Seventh-day Adventist University in Jamaica won a category award last week at one of the world's top student technology competitions....

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French-language television network launches in Martinique

French-language television network launches in Martinique

Jul 02, 2010

French Seventh-day Adventists can now tune in to programming in their mother tongue, with the help of a new Internet broadcast called Télévision de...

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In Haiti, Adventist Church president encourages membership

In Haiti, Adventist Church president encourages membership

Apr 21, 2010

Seventh-day Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen commended the resilience of Haitian Adventists last week during a visit and urged for a...

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Four new unions highlight growth in Inter-America

Apr 07, 2010

Four administrative restructuring moves of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in and around Central America highlight the church's membership growth in...

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