World Church

North American

The Seventh-day Adventist Church was formed in this division in 1863, a region home to freedom of speech and religion.

This division is the largest sender of overseas missionaries and short-term volunteers. NAD sent out nearly half of the denomination’s 1,200 volunteers in 2012.

This division is comprised of Bermuda, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, the French possession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Guam, Johnston Island, Marshall Islands, Midway Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the United States of America. There are about 1.1 million Seventh-day Adventist members among a population of 345 million.

The division operates a system of more than 850 elementary and secondary schools and 13 colleges and universities. Key institutions include Andrews University in Michigan, Oakwood University in Alabama, and Loma Linda University in California.

Loma Linda operates a medical school, which throughout the church’s history has produced healthcare professionals and missionaries who have served worldwide. Adventist health principles from this division have been documented to increase longevity, as noted in “National Geographic” magazine, reports from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and in the book “Blue Zones.”

Thousands CALLED to the NAD Ministerial Convention in Texas

Thousands CALLED to the NAD Ministerial Convention in Texas

Jun 29, 2015

Downtown Austin, Texas has been transformed into a giant ministerial convention as more than 5500 pastors, spouses and children are attending the...

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General Vice President visits Emmanual AME Church after tragic shooting

General Vice President visits Emmanual AME Church after tragic shooting

Jun 25, 2015

After the tragic killing of 9 people in Charleston in the U.S. state of South Carolina, Delbert W. Baker, General Vice President of the Seventh-day...

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Adventist Community Services responds to Texas Flooding

Adventist Community Services responds to Texas Flooding

May 28, 2015

Adventist Community Services (ACS) served more than 750 people in San Marcos with clothing from the Texas ACS mobile distribution truck this week....

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Church leaders call for peace in West Baltimore

Church leaders call for peace in West Baltimore

Apr 28, 2015

The Administration of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, issued the following statement on April 28, 2015, in response to the growing...

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Young Adults Gather for Festival of Worship

Young Adults Gather for Festival of Worship

Apr 23, 2015

Hundreds of young adults from across the Southwestern Union convened in Arlington, Texas, for the fourth annual Young Adult Festival of Worship....

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La Sierra University Enactus team places second in nation at U.S. competition

La Sierra University Enactus team places second in nation at U.S. competition

Apr 20, 2015

La Sierra University’s Enactus team finished second in the nation April 16 at the Enactus organization’s United States National Exposition, held in...

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