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.

Adventist Church in Jamaica open the nation’s first church for the deaf

Adventist Church in Jamaica open the nation’s first church for the deaf

A newly formed Seventh-day Adventist Church for the deaf began with a special inaugural worship service at the Portmore Adventist Church in St. Catherine, Jamaica, last month. The event brought more...

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In North Colombia, hundreds of children receive new bicycles to transport them to school

In North Colombia, hundreds of children receive new bicycles to transport them to school

Six-hundred children from the Wayuu ethnic community in Uribia, La Guajira, North Colombia, received a new bicycle thanks to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and members who volunteered to motivate...

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ADRA and church members respond to communities affected by torrential rain in West Venezuela

ADRA and church members respond to communities affected by torrential rain in West Venezuela

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in West Venezuela provided assistance to hundreds affected by mudslides and flooding last month, after torrential rain hit communities in Timotes, in...

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In the Dominican Republic, Adventists continue sharing hope during national outreach campaign

In the Dominican Republic, Adventists continue sharing hope during national outreach campaign

Seventh-day Adventists in the Dominican Republic shared messages of hope with hundreds of people in the city of Azua in the southern part of the island during a citywide impact on Oct. 22, 2016....

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Adventist churches in St. Croix organize mental health expo with local university

Adventist churches in St. Croix organize mental health expo with local university

Nursing students from the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) in St. Croix partnered with two Seventh-day Adventist congregations to offer health screenings and join a health expo that featured...

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In Jamaica, Adventists and police officers march for peace in violence-ridden communities

In Jamaica, Adventists and police officers march for peace in violence-ridden communities

Seventh-day Adventists from East Jamaica, along with senior police officers, recently marched for peace in sections riddled by violence in Western Kingston, Jamaica. Over the past few weeks, sporadic...

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