General Conference

The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is the coordinating body of the denomination. Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, in the United States, it coordinates the ministries and activities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide. Authority in the Adventist Church stems from church members who select leaders to represent them. Under this representative style of coordination, members vote on who will represent them at local, regional and world levels.

The General Conference (GC) is overseen by an elected executive committee and president. As the administrative hub of the Adventist denomination, the GC coordinates efforts to articulate policy and doctrine within the Adventist Church.

Officers of the General Conference are elected at General Conference Session every five years or by the GC Executive Committee if needed.


Ted N.C. Wilson Ted N.C. Wilson President Ted N.C. Wilson was elected as president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church in July 2010 during the General Conference Session in Atlanta. Born in Takoma Park, Maryland on May 10, 1950, the son of former Adventist world church President Neal C. Wilson and Elinor E. Wilson, Wilson…

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ADRA (Humanitarian Aid) The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a humanitarian agency that rehabilitates communities and enhances the quality of life and well-being of individuals through its financial, material and technical resources. ADRA is active in many developing countries and provides aid to the extremely deprived. Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries  Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM)…

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Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, since 1989, the church headquarters building, known as the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, houses and supports the administration of one of the world's fastest-growing denominations. The church purchased 26 acres of land in 1969 as an option for their future needs. The land was part of a farm owned…

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Special Days

Special Emphasis Days and Events They may live and worship in far-flung places, but the 20.1 million Seventh-day Adventists worldwide are not only a faith community—they're a family. But finding a sense of togetherness can be difficult. One way Adventists can promote community across time zones is by celebrating special emphasis days and events together.…

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