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.

Adventist education training goes global with Pan-African conference

Adventist education training goes global with Pan-African conference

What do you do when a training event you recently offered gets very positive feedback? Judging by the Education Department of the General Conference in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States, you...

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Caleb Adeogun, beloved retired Nigerian Adventist leader, passes at 84

Caleb Adeogun, beloved retired Nigerian Adventist leader, passes at 84

Seventh-day Adventist pastor Caleb Oyelayo Adeogun, 84, the first African elected executive secretary of his home division and the first Nigerian secretary and then president of his country’s union...

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Two camporees in Kenya draw 40,000 young people

Two camporees in Kenya draw 40,000 young people

More than 40,000 Adventist young people in Kenya were encouraged to share the love of Christ during two back-to-back pathfinder camporees in the country’s eastern and western regions.  From December...

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Youth use Facebook to reach people in rural area of Uganda

Youth use Facebook to reach people in rural area of Uganda

More than 250 people were baptized as the result of a Facebook invitation to a three-week evangelist campaign held in a rural region of Uganda. The Facebook group entitled SDA-U, with a following of...

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Judge refuses to work on Sabbath if appointed as Kenya's chief justice

Judge refuses to work on Sabbath if appointed as Kenya's chief justice

A judge being vetted for the post of chief justice of Kenya’s Supreme Court said he is a faithful Seventh-day Adventist who will not work on Sabbath if appointed. Court of appeals judge David Maraga...

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First Ellen White symposium held in Africa

First Ellen White symposium held in Africa

Nearly 200 people from across Africa gathered in Kenya for the continent’s first Gift of Prophecy Symposium on the life and teachings of Seventh-day Adventist Church cofounder Ellen G. White. A total...

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