World Church

East-Central Africa

Map of East-Central Africa Division

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.

Revelation of Hope yields over 19,000 baptisms in Tanzania

Revelation of Hope yields over 19,000 baptisms in Tanzania

More than 19,000 people were baptized after attending a Revelation of Hope series given by Seventh-day Adventist evangelist Mark Finley in Mwanza, Tanzania. Overwhelmed after watching thousands wade into the waters of Lake Victoria for baptism,...

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Officers from East-Central Africa comfort church members who lost their relatives in a lightning strike in Rwanda

Officers from East-Central Africa comfort church members who lost their relatives in a lightning strike in Rwanda

Blacious Ruguri, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Central Africa and Jerome Habimana, treasurer of the Adventist Church in the same territory, brought a message of condolences to those whose family members died in a lightning...

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Tanzanian Minister for Internal Affairs commends Adventists for their lifestyle as he launches Revelation of Hope evangelistic series

Tanzanian Minister for Internal Affairs commends Adventists for their lifestyle as he launches Revelation of Hope evangelistic series

The Minister for Internal Affairs in Tanzania, the Honorable Mwigulu Nchemba, launched a three-weeks satellite evangelism series, in the rocky city of Mwanza, on May 13. The minister arrived at twilight to the Kirumba CCM Stadium. He was received by...

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ADRA mourns loss of staff killed in South Sudan

ADRA mourns loss of staff killed in South Sudan

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is mourning the death of one of its employees killed on Tuesday, April 24, in Tali County, South Sudan. Mr. Agoyo Robert was working for ADRA South Sudan’s Health Pooled Fund (HPF) project, an...

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Young people organize food and water drives for Global Youth Day 2018

Young people organize food and water drives for Global Youth Day 2018

Adventist youth around the world deliberately missed out on hearing a sermon on Saturday, March 17, choosing instead to “Be The Sermon” in celebration of Global Youth Day 2018 Thousands of young Adventists ran water and food drives in their...

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The Government of Rwanda comforts the families whose members were struck by lightning

The Government of Rwanda comforts the families whose members were struck by lightning

On March 14, the two government officials in Rwanda visited the families of Adventists whose members died last week when lightning struck the church. The reason for the visit was to comfort and encourage the families and Church members impacted by...

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