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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 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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Adventist volunteer in British Virgin Islands in post-hurricane reconstruction

Adventist volunteer in British Virgin Islands in post-hurricane reconstruction

Seventh-day Adventists in the British Virgin Islands have been volunteering their time and talents to numerous roof reconstruction projects in the wake of the devastating 2017 hurricane season. The British Virgin Islands are comprised of Virgin...

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Adventist Church in Inter-America tackles stagnant growth, commits to discipleship initiative

Adventist Church in Inter-America tackles stagnant growth, commits to discipleship initiative

Top Seventh-day Adventist leaders across the Inter-American Division (IAD) have taken a hard look this week at finding a way to reach more believers with the truth of the gospel throughout the territory. The goal is for the growth of the church to...

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