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.

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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In Venezuela, Adventists share hope and kindness in more than 50 cities

In Venezuela, Adventists share hope and kindness in more than 50 cities

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists flooded cities and communities across Venezuela with a touch of kindness, a helping hand and a message of hope during a week-long outreach program held Aug. 7-13,...

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Adventist leader from the Bahamas receives the Queen’s New Year Honor award

Adventist leader from the Bahamas receives the Queen’s New Year Honor award

President of the Adventist Church in the Atlantic Caribbean, Leonard Johnson, received the Queen’s New Year Honor award during a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 22,...

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President of Colombia declares July 4 as a national day of religious liberty and freedom of worship

President of Colombia declares July 4 as a national day of religious liberty and freedom of worship

The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, signed a historic decree earlier this month to make July 4 a national day of religious liberty and freedom of worship for the country. More than 100...

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Seventh-day Adventist Church for the deaf to be established in Jamaica

Seventh-day Adventist Church for the deaf to be established in Jamaica

It will soon be easier for the deaf and hearing impaired in Jamaica to ‘hear’ the Adventist message as a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica moves forward with plans to establish a church for the...

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