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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.

Youth-led One Year in Mission initiative re-launches in Inter-America

Youth-led One Year in Mission initiative re-launches in Inter-America

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists in Chiapas, Mexico, welcomed Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Adventist World Church, on Mar. 24, 2018, during a special celebration to highlight the ongoing service young people are providing in their cities and...

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In Mexico, Adventist Church helps believers affected by religious intolerance

In Mexico, Adventist Church helps believers affected by religious intolerance

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chiapas, Mexico, is helping victims of religious intolerance after four families were forced out of their homes by locals in the San Miguel Chiptip Community in Chiapas.  Agustin Alvarez, a baptized member...

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Adventist Church in Inter-America votes in new president and executive secretary

Adventist Church in Inter-America votes in new president and executive secretary

Hours after IAD President Pastor Israel Leito announced his retirement, executive committee members voted today to recommend Elie Henry as the church’s new president. Henry has been serving as the executive secretary for the church in Inter-America...

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IAD president announces retirement during church business meetings

IAD president announces retirement during church business meetings

Inter-American Division President Pastor Israel Leito announced his retirement from church service today as the denomination’s regional business meetings commenced in Miami, Florida. Next to his fellow administrators, Pastor Leito addressed the...

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Adventist Church in Trinidad mourns the loss of slain church members

Adventist Church in Trinidad mourns the loss of slain church members

Seventh-day Adventists in Trinidad are devastated by the loss of three of its members, who were victims of a violent knife attack last week. Investigators said the murders occurred on Mar. 13 in La Brea, a town in the southwestern part of the...

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Young people organize food and water drives for Global Youth Day 2018

Young people organize food and water drives for Global Youth Day 2018

Adventist youth around the world deliberately missed out on hearing a sermon on Saturday, March 17, choosing instead to “Be The Sermon” in celebration of Global Youth Day 2018 Thousands of young Adventists ran water and food drives in their...

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