Seventh-day Adventist Church in Thailand
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a major Christian denomination with a presence in Thailand. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Thailand (มูลนิธิคริสตจักรวันเสาร์แห่งประเทศไทย) began in 1919. As of 2004, they have a membership of 9,900 in all of Thailand.
Seventh-day Adventist publications were sold in Bangkok as early as 1906 by evangelists from Singapore and they discovered a group of people who kept seventh-day Sabbath. As a result, two missionaries were sent in 1919 and Sabbath School was established in the home of Mr. Tan Thiam Tsua, and Bible study meetings continued until 1921 when they rented a building on Si Phraya Road for use as a place of worship. The missionaries also established schools in Ban Pong and Bangkok. Although the majority of the early members were Thai Chinese, the first Thai was baptized in 1925. A second mission was established in Ubol. Clinics were built in Phuket and Haad Yai. In 1962, they began their first Thai language radio broadcast operations.
The church started with 14 members in 1919 and increased to 100 by 1947, 500 members in 1958, and up to one thousand members by 4 October 1964.
- Thailand: Nine Worship Groups Launch in Bangkok.
- Seventh-day Adventist Church of Thailand - History section
- Historical dictionary of Seventh-Day Adventists by Gary Land, p. 294