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 St. Thomas, Andrew's University students remove hurricane debris at largest Adventist Church

In St. Thomas, Andrew's University students remove hurricane debris at largest Adventist Church

A group of students and leaders from Andrews University recently spent a day clearing out fallen walls, fallen branches and debris from the largest Seventh-day Adventist Church on St. Thomas,...

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Inter-America launches “Year of the Child and Adolescent” through online program

Inter-America launches “Year of the Child and Adolescent” through online program

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America invited church leaders, teachers, department heads, church members and youngsters to get involved in what the church is calling the Year of the Child...

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Adventist pastor admitted to the Jamaican Supreme Court Bar

Adventist pastor admitted to the Jamaican Supreme Court Bar

Omar Oliphant, created history in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica by becoming the first ordained minister to become an attorney-at-law. He was admitted to the Jamaican Bar on Dec. 7, 2017,...

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In St. Croix, Pathfinders distribute goods and share joy in the community

In St. Croix, Pathfinders distribute goods and share joy in the community

Dozens of pathfinders from the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church in St. Croix volunteered their time to prepare care packages for the community during Thanksgiving weekend, which is celebrated in...

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Adventist Church distributes 400 new bicycles to needy families in North Colombia

Adventist Church distributes 400 new bicycles to needy families in North Colombia

Four hundred new bicycles were donated to children across the Wayuu ethnic community in North Colombia earlier this month, as part of a special initiative led by the Seventh-day Adventist Church...

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In Puerto Rico, church reports relief and rebuilding to proceed as quickly as possible

In Puerto Rico, church reports relief and rebuilding to proceed as quickly as possible

Two months after Hurricane Maria shut down Puerto Rico, parts of the island are still without power and water, hundreds of buildings and homes still await repairs, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church...

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