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 1,000 elementary and secondary schools and 15 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.”

Remembrance: Konrad, 43, grew Adventist radio station in Washington, D.C.

Remembrance: Konrad, 43, grew Adventist radio station in Washington, D.C.

Jan 14, 2013

Christian radio station manager John Konrad ministered and encouraged people to come to church in an urban mission field: Washington, D.C. As general...

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Remembrance: Torkelsen, 86, was a world church vice president

Remembrance: Torkelsen, 86, was a world church vice president

Dec 23, 2012

Max C. Torkelsen, a longtime church administrator and educator, who also served as vice president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, died at his...

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Wilson offers message of condolence for Connecticut shooting victims, community

Dec 15, 2012

Seventh-day Adventist Church President Ted N. C. Wilson last night offered a message of condolence following a mass shooting at an elementary school...

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Church responds to media inquiries over TV sitcom star’s affiliation

Church responds to media inquiries over TV sitcom star’s affiliation

Nov 28, 2012

The Seventh-day Adventist Church emphasized its welcoming of converts in a response to media attention surrounding an American TV situation comedy...

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Adventist Church in North America votes $500,000 for emergency hurricane relief

Adventist Church in North America votes $500,000 for emergency hurricane relief

Nov 07, 2012

Seventh-day Adventist leaders in the North American Division (NAD) voted a $500,000 emergency relief grant for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which...

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Adventist Church president offers condolences in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Adventist Church president offers condolences in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Nov 01, 2012

Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson this week offered a message of condolence to residents of the Northeastern United...

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