World Church

North American

The Seventh-day Adventist Church was formed in this division in 1863, a region home to freedom of speech and religion.

This division is the largest sender of overseas missionaries and short-term volunteers. NAD sent out nearly half of the denomination’s 1,200 volunteers in 2012.

This division is comprised of Bermuda, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, the French possession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Guam, Johnston Island, Marshall Islands, Midway Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the United States of America. There are about 1.1 million Seventh-day Adventist members among a population of 345 million.

The division operates a system of more than 850 elementary and secondary schools and 13 colleges and universities. Key institutions include Andrews University in Michigan, Oakwood University in Alabama, and Loma Linda University in California.

Loma Linda operates a medical school, which throughout the church’s history has produced healthcare professionals and missionaries who have served worldwide. Adventist health principles from this division have been documented to increase longevity, as noted in “National Geographic” magazine, reports from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and in the book “Blue Zones.”

Spirituality committee proffering ideas for revival

Spirituality committee proffering ideas for revival

Sep 28, 2010

What would happen if Seventh-day Adventists worldwide prayed for God's guidance at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.? The idea is among several the newly formed...

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In Memory: Hardinge founded Loma Linda's School of Public Health

In Memory: Hardinge founded Loma Linda's School of Public Health

Sep 24, 2010

Before embarking on a doctorate in vegetarian nutrition in the 1940s, Harvard University required Dr. Mervyn Hardinge to work in a hospital kitchen...

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Scragg, 84, division president and pastor, dies

Scragg, 84, division president and pastor, dies

Sep 21, 2010

Walter Robert Lambert Scragg, a retired president of two Seventh-day Adventist world regions, a former president of Adventist World Radio (AWR), and...

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Adventist world church president dismayed by planned Quran burning

Sep 08, 2010

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is deeply dismayed by a non-denominational pastor's plan to burn copies of the Quran on September 11. In a statement...

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Adventist archaeological dig yields Iron Age temple

Adventist archaeological dig yields Iron Age temple

Sep 08, 2010

Confirming a modern-day view of Bible history, a Seventh-day Adventist archaeologist and historian has unearthed pivotal ruins and artifacts from the...

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First blind doctoral student graduates from Adventist seminary

First blind doctoral student graduates from Adventist seminary

Aug 23, 2010

A decade after he embarked on doctoral studies, a blind student has graduated with a Ph.D in religion, marking the first time such a student has...

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