Seventh-day Adventist Church in India

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The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a major Christian denomination with a significant presence in India with over 1,585,329 members as of June 30, 2017. The headquarters of its Southern Asia Division is in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Among the other states of India with presence of the Seventh-day Adventist Church are Kerala, Jharkhand, Manipur, Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana, Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh & Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Seventh-day Adventist Church splits India into seven Unions.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Unions; Conferences & Missions[edit]

  • East-Central India Union Section
    • Adilabad Region
    • East Telangana Section
    • Guntur Region
    • Hyderabad Metro Section
    • North Andhra Section
    • North Orissa Region
    • North Rayalaseema Section
    • Northeast Andhra Section
    • Orissa Section
    • South Andhra Section
    • South Rayalaseema Section
    • Southeast Andhra Section
    • Vishaka Metro Region
    • West Telangana Section
  • Northeast India Union Section
    • Arunachal Pradesh Region
    • Assam Region
    • Garo Section
    • Khasi Jaintia Conference
    • Manipur Conference
    • Mizo Conference
    • Nagaland Region
  • Northern India Union Section
    • Bihar Region
    • Chhattisgarh Region
    • Delhi Metro Region
    • Eastern Jharkhand Section
    • Eastern Uttar Pradesh Section
    • Haryana Region
    • Himachal Pradesh Region
    • Madhya Pradesh Region
    • North Bengal Section
    • North India Section
    • Rajasthan Section
    • South Bengal Section
    • Upper Ganges Section
    • Western Jharkhand Section
    • Western Uttar Pradesh Region
  • South-Central India Union Section
    • Bangalore Metro Conference
    • Goa-West Karnataka Section
    • Kolar-Chinthamani Region
    • North Karnataka Section
    • Raichur-Bellary Region
    • South Karnataka Section
  • Southeast India Union Section
    • Chennai Metro Section
    • Coimbatore Tirpur Region
    • Dharmapuri Region
    • Erode Nilgiris Section
    • Kanchipuram-Chengalpet Section
    • North Tamil Conference
    • Pudukottai-Thirumayam Region
    • Sivagangai Ramanathapuram Section
    • South Tamil Conference
    • Thanjavur-Karaikal Section
    • Theni-Periyakulam Region
    • Vellore Region
    • Villupuram-Thindivanam Region
  • Southwest India Union Section
    • Alappuzha-Pathanamthitta Section
    • Idukki Section; Malabar Section
    • North Kerala Section
    • South Kerala Section
  • Western India Union Section:
    • Central Maharashtra Conference;
    • Gujarat Conference;
    • Mumbai Metro Section;
    • North Maharashtra Section;
    • Saurashtra Region;
    • South Gujarat Region;
    • South Maharashtra Section &
    • Vidharbha Region.
  • Andaman and Nicobar Island Region

History[edit]

William Lenker and A. T. Stroup started selling Adventist literature in Madras in 1893. The Southern Asia Division was organized under president John E. Fulton in 1919 with 26 churches and 978 members.[9]

Social works[edit]

In 1896, 1897 first Adventist schools for girls Dores Robinson. An orphanage for boys opened in 1897 but moved to Karmatar, Jharkhand in 1898 & later became Khunti Seventh-day Adventist Senior Secondary School in 1937. The Seventh-day Adventists have two orphanages named Elim Adventist Home & Sunshine Children's Home. The Seventh-day Adventist Church operates six schools of higher learning named Flaiz Adventist College; Lowry Adventist College; METAS Adventist College; Northeast Adventist College; Roorkee Adventist College & Spicer Adventist University. The church operates eleven hospitals in India named Aizawl Adventist Hospital; METAS Adventist Hospital, Ranchi; METAS Adventist Hospital, Surat; METAS Gifford Memorial Hospital; Milton Mattison Memorial Hospital; Ottapalam Seventh-day Adventist Hospital; Pune Adventist Hospital; Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital; Seventh-day Adventist Medical Centre; Simla Sanitarium Hospital & Thanjavur Adventist Hospital[10] Dr O. G. Place and nurses Samantha Whiteis and Maggie Green opened the first treatment rooms in 1896. The Adventists moved their headquarters to Lucknow in 1909 and opened several Urdu schools (1910) and an English school at Mussoorie (1911).[11] The Adventist Development and Relief Agency India is active since 1992.[12]

Publishers[edit]

Media Centers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adventist Directory Retrieved June 28, 2018
  2. ^ Adventist Directory Retrieved June 28, 2018
  3. ^ Adventist Directory Retrieved June 28, 2018
  4. ^ Adventist Directory Retrieved June 28, 2018
  5. ^ Adventist Directory Retrieved June 28, 2018
  6. ^ Adventist Directory Retrieved June 28, 2018
  7. ^ Adventist Directory Retrieved June 28, 2018
  8. ^ Adventist Directory Retrieved June 28, 2018
  9. ^ "History of the SDA Church in India". Sudadventist.org. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  10. ^ Adventist Yearbook Retrieved June 28, 2018
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090426043226/http://adventistchurchindia.org/index.php/appeals. Archived from the original on April 26, 2009. Retrieved April 4, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100227075556/http://www.adraindia.org/employment.php. Archived from the original on February 27, 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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