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 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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Inter-America officially launches its three new Adventist television channels

Inter-America officially launches its three new Adventist television channels

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America officially launched its three new television channels last week during a special program held at the church’s headquarter office in Miami, Florida,...

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Adventist is appointed as deputy governor of the British Virgin Islands

Adventist is appointed as deputy governor of the British Virgin Islands

Rosalie Adams became the first Seventh-day Adventist to become deputy governor of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) during a special ceremony held last month. Adams was appointed on August 26 by Her...

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In St. Maarten, local church aims to reach 1,500 residents with hope, compassion

In St. Maarten, local church aims to reach 1,500 residents with hope, compassion

Dozens of Seventh-day Adventists from a small church on the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten took to the streets of Philipsburg to share smiles, show kindness and offer hope to pedestrians and...

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