Adventist Church of Promise

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Adventist Church of Promise
Classification Protestant, Evangelical
Orientation Adventist, Pentecostal
Polity Congregational
Associations Friendly relationship with General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh-Day)
Region South America, Africa, North America, Europe
Founder Pastor João Augusto da Silveira
Origin January 24, 1932
Paulista, Pernambuco, Brazil
Separated from Seventh-day Adventist Church
Members 200,000

The Adventist Church of Promise (Portuguese: Igreja Adventista da Promessa or "IAP"[1]) is an evangelical Christian denomination which is both Sabbatarian Adventist and classical Pentecostal in its doctrine and worship. It was founded in Brazil in 1932 by pastor John August Silveira (Portuguese João Augusto da Silveira), as a split-off from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

It is the second-largest Adventist denomination in South America (after the Seventh-day Adventist Church). It claims to be the first indigenous Brazilian Pentecostal denomination. (The earlier Assemblies of God in Brazil were introduced from the United States). Most of the church members live in Brazil, yet the church is also present in other countries: Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, United States, Portugal, Spain, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon and Uruguay.[2] Worldwide there are approximately 200,000 Adventists of Promise.


The Adventist Church of Promise believes in:[3]

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  1. ^ "Logomarca Archived May 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine." (Logo) page on the church's official website. The Spanish title is Iglesia Adventista de la Promesa. Accessed 2009-09-10
  2. ^ Adventist Church of Promise International Archived February 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Statement of Beliefs of Adventist Church of Promise Archived January 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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