Seventh-day Adventists are a Protestant Christian denomination that believes in the Bible as the inspired and authoritative Word of God. Our name "Seventh-day Adventist" reflects two important beliefs: the observance of the seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the Sabbath and the belief in the imminent second coming, or "advent," of Jesus Christ.
Our Church's Mission
The mission of the Adventist Church is to proclaim to all peoples the everlasting gospel in the context of the Three Angels' messages of Revelation 14:6-12, leading them to accept Jesus as their personal Saviour and to unite with His church, and nurturing them in preparation for His soon return.
The Church places a strong emphasis on health and well-being and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful substances. The Church operates one of the largest church-based networks of hospitals, educational institutions and humanitarian organizations across the world. The Church’s membership is approximately 21 million people, with significant numbers in every continent and right here in the Caribbean.
Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. The church espouses 28 fundamental beliefs that are organized into six categories of doctrine: God, man, salvation, the church, daily Christian life, and last-day events (restoration).[ Learn more. ]
The Adventist Church is organized with a representative form of church governance. Authority in the local congregations comes from the membership and executive responsibility is given to representative members to provide governance. There are four levels of the Church’s structure from the individual believer to the worldwide Church organization. [ Learn more. ]