Encyclopedia of Seventh-Day Adventists (ESDA)

The Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists project is directed by and based at the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research (ASTR), Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

ESDA is a global church project which aims at completing approximately 8,500 articles with accompanying photographs, media, and original documents. ESDA is a great tool, not only for those seeking to learn more about the church, but also for those looking to witness to others.


Need to find a Seventh-day Adventist organization of a certain type? Wondering which ministries are operating near you? Use the following directories to search for up-to-date information on churches, schools, hospitals, bookstores, libraries, ministry organizations, universities, administrative offices, missions, orphanages, radio stations and more.

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Logo in color


In order for Seventh-day Adventist churches and the thousands of Adventist institutions and entities to be clearly recognized worldwide, it is very important for them all to share the same visual branding and identity. This avoids confusion and helps facilitate quick identification. Click here for visual identity guidelines and official logo information.

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