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.”

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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3 Adventists sue U.S. baseball team over religious observances

3 Adventists sue U.S. baseball team over religious observances

Apr 19, 2015

Three Seventh-day Adventists have filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court against the Washington Nationals, a professional baseball team in Washington...

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3-day Mega Clinic Surpasses Goal

3-day Mega Clinic Surpasses Goal

Apr 15, 2015

More than 1,700 healthcare professionals and volunteers operated a no-cost mega medical and dental clinic in San Antonio, Texas on April 8-10, 2015....

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6,192 Treated at Free Adventist Clinic in San Antonio

6,192 Treated at Free Adventist Clinic in San Antonio

Apr 13, 2015

A total of 6,192 people received in excess of $10 million in free Adventist healthcare at a San Antonio stadium, organizers said Friday as they...

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