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.

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

More than 500 Adventist business professionals raised approximately $50,000 (USD) to help fund the construction of the East-Central Africa Division (ECD) Medical School in Kigali, Rwanda in order to...

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Ted Wilson lays cornerstone for Adventist medical school in Rwanda

Ted Wilson lays cornerstone for Adventist medical school in Rwanda

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 declared could become a crown jewel of Adventist...

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Crowds overwhelm 3 free clinics in Rwanda

Crowds overwhelm 3 free clinics in Rwanda

Three Seventh-day Adventist clinics operating on the sidelines of a major evangelistic series in Rwanda have provided free medical treatment to more than 4,500 patients and will likely exceed their...

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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

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 evangelistic series that is expected to culminate in...

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6,000 to receive free Adventist heathcare in Rwanda

6,000 to receive free Adventist heathcare in Rwanda

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 series in Rwanda. Hundreds of people eagerly lined...

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New vice chancellor pledges advancement, excellence and adventure for the Adventist University of Africa

New vice chancellor pledges advancement, excellence and adventure for the Adventist University of Africa

The Adventist University of Africa (AUA) in Kenya Wednesday celebrated the inauguration of Delbert Baker as its new vice chancellor. The two-day celebration was attended by Church and governmental...

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