World Church

Inter-American

Map of Inter-American Division

The Inter-American Division (IAD) is comprised of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and the five northernmost countries of South America. This division reports more than 3.5 million members, making the division the church’s most populous region.

There are roughly 11,000 Adventist churches in this division, which is home to a population of nearly 280 million.

IAD is home to 13 Adventist universities. The region also operates 13 major hospitals, located in Belize, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Venezuela and three in Mexico.

Other major organizations within this division include the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, which offers graduate-level religious education to pastors and teachers on the campus of 10 affiliated Adventist universities and seminaries. Adventist Health Services in IAD serves as an association of all the Seventh-day Adventist healthcare institutions in the division.

In an effort to share the gospel throughout the region, IAD oversees nine media centers, seven radio stations and numerous Internet radio ministries.

In Puerto Rico, at 103 years of age, man decides to give his life to Jesus

In Puerto Rico, at 103 years of age, man decides to give his life to Jesus

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ADRA ready to respond to major storms affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean

ADRA ready to respond to major storms affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean

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Puerto Rico, Pathfinders win national robotic summer program competition

Puerto Rico, Pathfinders win national robotic summer program competition

A group of Pathfinders from Puerto Rico won a national robotic summer program after competing against a dozen other groups from the island, earlier last month. As part of winning the top spot on the island, the seven-member-team of young Seventh-day...

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New Adventist facility in El Salvador to provide shelter for families

New Adventist facility in El Salvador to provide shelter for families

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In Jamaica, Adventists challenged to focus on the Church’s mission amid distractions

In Jamaica, Adventists challenged to focus on the Church’s mission amid distractions

Adventist Church President in Jamaica Pastor Everett Brown challenged newly installed leaders in the North East Jamaica region to make the community and people their main object of the church’s mission. The challenge was made by the Adventist leader...

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Adventist Church in Jamaica appeals to members to report abuse at EndItNow Conference

Adventist Church in Jamaica appeals to members to report abuse at EndItNow Conference

Family, Children and Adolescent Ministries Director of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Dr. Lorraine Vernal is appealing to the church community to report criminal and abusive violation to help put an end to the various vices...

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