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.

Bride price, divorce, and leadership in African families

Bride price, divorce, and leadership in African families

The Adventist Pan-African Conference on Dynamic Family Relations, a milestone event that brought together the three Seventh-day Adventist Division on the African subcontinent concluded with an additional array of challenging topics affecting African...

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Fifteen church members die after being struck by lightning in Rwanda

Fifteen church members die after being struck by lightning in Rwanda

Lighting struck a Rwandan church on March 10, killing 15 members. More than 130 others attending divine services at the Gihemvu Seventh-day Adventist Church were taken to an area hospital and other health centers. Some of those treated have since...

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Polygamy, dual career marriages, and African culture among topics at groundbreaking conference in Kenya

Polygamy, dual career marriages, and African culture among topics at groundbreaking conference in Kenya

In another first for the Family Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, three African divisions, or world regions, came together from March 1-3, 2018 to discuss relevant and challenging subjects in the area of marriage and family....

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My father Is why Uganda's president received 'Steps to Christ'

My father Is why Uganda's president received 'Steps to Christ'

Seventh-day Adventist Church president Ted N.C. Wilson likes to pass out religious literature. In recent months, I have seen him give GLOW tracts to everyone from a German bellhop in a Frankfurt hotel to a Chinese airline representative at a Moscow...

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After Adventist appeal, Uganda's president moves to abolish Sabbath exams

After Adventist appeal, Uganda's president moves to abolish Sabbath exams

Responding to an appeal by the Seventh-day Adventist Church president to abolish Saturday exams, Uganda’s leader announced that he would take steps to accommodate the convictions of Adventist students — and also those of Sunday-keeping...

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Ted Wilson urges Adventists in Uganda to be grounded in the Word

Ted Wilson urges Adventists in Uganda to be grounded in the Word

The president of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists, Elder Ted Wilson, is currently visiting Uganda. The purpose is to share hope with church members and the Ugandan people, reminding them Jesus is coming soon. Upon his arrival at...

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