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.

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...

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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,...

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Scores of disabled people accept Jesus across Africa

Scores of disabled people accept Jesus across Africa

Forty-two deaf people were baptized last Sabbath in Burundi as Seventh-day Adventist efforts to proclaim Jesus’ soon return to those with special needs gain steam across Africa. A weeklong camp...

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Tanzania and Uganda on fire with 117,000 baptisms

Tanzania and Uganda on fire with 117,000 baptisms

A major evangelistic thrust in Tanzania and Uganda has resulted in 117,000 baptisms, dramatically expanding a Seventh-day Adventist initiative to proclaim Jesus’ soon coming through Total Member...

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TMI drives away darkness from Nakawa Market, Kampala City

TMI drives away darkness from Nakawa Market, Kampala City

As “Impact Uganda with Jesus 2017” campaigns under Total Member Involevemnt (TMI) gains momentum in Uganda, members of the Seventh-day Adventist church from Brooklyn Church in Central Uganda have...

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Teachers Total Member Involvement yields 144 VOP graduates in Tanzania

Teachers Total Member Involvement yields 144 VOP graduates in Tanzania

Adventist teachers in Tanzania are sharing Christ and serving people by offering free education to public school students in the rocky city of Mwanza. After realizing parents pay a lot of money to...

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