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 Jamaica, Church awards dozens of members during 125th anniversary of Adventism celebration

In Jamaica, Church awards dozens of members during 125th anniversary of Adventism celebration

One hundred and twenty-five Seventh-day Adventists, groups, churches and organizations were recognized for exemplary service during the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Adventism in Jamaica, this past...

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Maranatha builds 4 churches as membership surges in Dominican Republic

Maranatha builds 4 churches as membership surges in Dominican Republic

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Two female pastors make a difference in Cuba

Two female pastors make a difference in 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

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 Antioquia, in North Colombia.  Church...

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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

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

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