World Church

East-Central Africa

The East-Central Africa Division is comprised of 11 countries. Amid a population of about 307 million, the Seventh-day Adventist Church counts more than 2.5 million members worshiping at more than 11,000 churches.

This division is home to the Adventist University of Africa in Kenya, which provides theological training to pastors across the continent. It also operates several other universities and many secondary schools.

The church in Rwanda has more than half a million members and is well regarded in the community. Rwandans are required to perform community service for basic country development on the last Saturday of each month, but the government allows Adventists to perform these duties on Sunday instead to accommodate Sabbath-observance.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency has major operations throughout the division.

Kenyan long-distance runner Abel Kirui, an Adventist Church member, won the silver medal in the men’s marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Nearly 30,000 baptized halfway through Rwanda’s evangelistic meetings

Nearly 30,000 baptized halfway through Rwanda’s evangelistic meetings

May 24, 2016

Nearly 30,000 people have been baptized partway through a Seventh-day Adventist evangelistic series in Rwanda, putting the local church on course to...

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Business professionals raise $50,000 to fund the creation of an Adventist medical school in east-central Africa

Business professionals raise $50,000 to fund the creation of an Adventist medical school in east-central Africa

May 19, 2016

More than 500 Adventist business professionals raised approximately $50,000 (USD) to help fund the construction of the East-Central Africa Division...

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Ted Wilson lays cornerstone for Adventist medical school in Rwanda

Ted Wilson lays cornerstone for Adventist medical school in Rwanda

May 19, 2016

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, laid the cornerstone of a new medical school in Rwanda that church leaders...

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Crowds overwhelm 3 free clinics in Rwanda

Crowds overwhelm 3 free clinics in Rwanda

May 18, 2016

Three Seventh-day Adventist clinics operating on the sidelines of a major evangelistic series in Rwanda have provided free medical treatment to more...

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Evangelistic campaign kicks off in Rwanda with prayers for 100,000 baptisms

Evangelistic campaign kicks off in Rwanda with prayers for 100,000 baptisms

May 18, 2016

Tens of thousands of people gathered at more than 2,200 churches and other sites across Rwanda on Friday evening for the start of a two-week...

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6,000 to receive free Adventist heathcare in Rwanda

6,000 to receive free Adventist heathcare in Rwanda

May 16, 2016

About 6,000 people are on track to receive free healthcare at three clinics operating on the sidelines of a major Seventh-day Adventist evangelistic...

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