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.

Ted Wilson to raise issue of Sabbath exams in Uganda

Ted Wilson to raise issue of Sabbath exams in Uganda

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, has offered to intercede on behalf of Adventist students required to take exams on Saturdays in Uganda. Saturday exams are a major challenge in this East African country with...

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Adventists in Rwanda applauded for their commitment to community service

Adventists in Rwanda applauded for their commitment to community service

Seventh-day Adventist church members in Rwanda were applauded by a top government official for impacting their community through community service day. Harelimana Cyriaque, Minister of State in charge of socio-economic development in the...

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FM Radio program goes viral through WhatsApp!

FM Radio program goes viral through WhatsApp!

In Burundi, the Adventist radio program IJWI RY’INZAMBA Y’IHEREZO, or the Voice of Final Trumpet, that airs on the national radio station has gone viral through the phone app WhatsApp. It is especially popular among people who understand the Kirundi...

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Adventist World Radio to broaden coverage in Uganda

Adventist World Radio to broaden coverage in Uganda

Adventist World Radio (AWR) continues to support radio projects in the Uganda Union and set up new projects in unentered parts of the country. Radio evangelism has been a significant factor in the recent membership growth in the nation. In fact,...

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Tanzania president attends Sabbath worship

Tanzania president attends Sabbath worship

John Pombe Magufuli, the president of the Republic of Tanzania, recently attended a special Sabbath worship service celebrating the construction of the new Magomeni Adventist church, the first established in Dar es...

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13 year-old preacher leads others to Christ in Tanzania

13 year-old preacher leads others to Christ in Tanzania

Among the preachers who led evangelistic meetings resulting in 117,000 baptisms in Tanzania and Uganda this summer is a 13-year-old boy named Boniface Joseph. Boniface, baptized when he was 11, preached every evening for two weeks in a church in the...

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