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.

Maranatha builds 4 churches as membership surges in Dominican Republic

Maranatha builds 4 churches as membership surges in Dominican Republic

Sep 28, 2015

Four new churches with seating for 600 members opened in the Dominican Republic this month as the Seventh-day Adventist Church races to keep up with...

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Two female pastors make a difference in Cuba

Two female pastors make a difference in Cuba

Sep 27, 2015

Two female pastors, both passionately committed to leading others to Jesus, are helping the Seventh-day Adventist Church expand in eastern Cuba....

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In Colombia, first Adventist Church organized on a public university campus

In Colombia, first Adventist Church organized on a public university campus

Aug 17, 2015

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North Colombia recently celebrated a newly organized church on the campus of a public university in the State of...

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In East Venezuela, Adventists engage in historic week-long multi-city impact

In East Venezuela, Adventists engage in historic week-long multi-city impact

Aug 12, 2015

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Caracas, Venezuela, mobilized thousands of its church members to bring a smile, share hope, beautify parks, and...

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In Saint Kitts, Adventist youth march against crime-ridden community

In Saint Kitts, Adventist youth march against crime-ridden community

Aug 04, 2015

Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists joined government officials in the Caribbean island of St. Kitts last month to march against the escalating crime...

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6 Newcomers Among 13 Division Presidents

6 Newcomers Among 13 Division Presidents

Jul 07, 2015

General Conference (GC) session delegates elected six new presidents to the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s 13 world divisions and kept seven...

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