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.

First religious liberty symposium in Guadeloupe spurs civic engagement

First religious liberty symposium in Guadeloupe spurs civic engagement

Jan 22, 2013

Seventh-day Adventist public affairs leaders heralded the church’s first religious liberty symposium here in Guadeloupe as a model for more civic...

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ADRA part of earthquake relief in Guatemala

ADRA part of earthquake relief in Guatemala

Nov 15, 2012

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Guatemala is mourning the loss of five of its members including a church elder after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake...

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In Inter-America, evangelism efforts for 2013 are lay-member focused

In Inter-America, evangelism efforts for 2013 are lay-member focused

Nov 09, 2012

Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders in the Inter-American Division have designated next year’s evangelism efforts as lay-member focused, with...

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In Nicaragua, Adventist awarded ‘best student’ in national competition

In Nicaragua, Adventist awarded ‘best student’ in national competition

Oct 01, 2012

A Seventh-day Adventist student was named Nicaragua’s “best student” last month after earning first place in a national competition measuring...

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In Inter-America, church leaders and teachers recommit to discipling children

In Inter-America, church leaders and teachers recommit to discipling children

Aug 03, 2012

They came from hundreds of Seventh-day Adventist churches and congregations from across Inter-American with a common purpose -- to acquire new skills...

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In Guatemala, church partners with Swiss charity to offer livelihood training

In Guatemala, church partners with Swiss charity to offer livelihood training

Jun 28, 2012

Dozens of underprivileged students in Guatemala City are learning the skills to launch their own tailoring businesses, thanks to a partnership...

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