World Church

Inter-American

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 school in Nicaragua becomes first school in nation to bring digital technology into classrooms

Adventist school in Nicaragua becomes first school in nation to bring digital technology into classrooms

Mar 08, 2016

A Seventh-day Adventist school in Nicaragua was featured on national television as the first secondary school in the nation to integrate digital...

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In Dominica, ADRA begins rebuilding after Tropical Storm Erika devastation

In Dominica, ADRA begins rebuilding after Tropical Storm Erika devastation

Feb 16, 2016

The Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) in Dominica is leading the rebuilding efforts after hundreds of families were left homeless by...

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In St. Thomas, a new café run by the Adventist Church is attracting dozens of people

In St. Thomas, a new café run by the Adventist Church is attracting dozens of people

Feb 04, 2016

A new café opened by Seventh-day Adventist church members in the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas is becoming a hot spot for dozens of people who...

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Mexican State Governor pledges support for Adventist efforts in religious liberty and social programs

Mexican State Governor pledges support for Adventist efforts in religious liberty and social programs

Feb 02, 2016

Human rights and religious freedom were the focus of a meeting last week between Ganoune Diop, the Seventh-day Adventist world church’s religious...

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Adventist ministers are accredited to officiate civil marriages in Dominican Republic,

Adventist ministers are accredited to officiate civil marriages in Dominican Republic,

Jan 25, 2016

Some 80 Adventist ministers in the Dominican Republic were recently accredited by the Central Electoral Board to officiate civil marriages recognized...

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Adventist leader in Jamaica encourages politicians to use clean rhetoric during an upcoming election season

Adventist leader in Jamaica encourages politicians to use clean rhetoric during an upcoming election season

Jan 14, 2016

As Jamaica and its two major political parties prepare for general election, which is constitutionally due this year, the president of the...

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