The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes
JESUS is Eternally-Self-Existent God, who chose to become Emanuel, (meaning God With Us) a
Human Earthling born to the Virgin Mary as THE promised Savior offering eternal life to all. JESUS is
cherished as Creator and Redeemer. JESUS is not something, Jesus is EVERYTHING to Seventh-day
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Christian Protestant denomination distinguished by two key Bible
teachings as found in the name: observance of Saturday, the original seventh day Sabbath of Creation
Week, and by its emphasis on the imminent return of Jesus (the Christ-Messiah) at His Second Coming
(advent) thus the name Seventh-day Adventists.
The denomination grew out of the Millerite movement in the United States during the mid-19th century
and was formally organized/established in 1863. Among its founders was Ellen G. White, whose
extensive writings continue to be held in high regard by the church.
Statistics (as of September 30, 2020) Churches: 92,186. Not yet formally organized as a church
congregation 72,749. Baptized members: 21,760,076. Total accessions to membership 562,056.
Much of the theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church corresponds to common Evangelical
Protestant Christian teachings, such as the understanding of God as “a unity of three co-eternal Persons,”
and the infallibility of Scripture.
Distinctive teachings include the Unconscious State of the Dead and the doctrine of the Great
Controversy between good and evil. The church is also known for its emphasis on diet and health, its
"holistic" understanding of the person, its promotion of religious liberty, Bible Prophecy, and its
conservative principles and lifestyle.
The corporate structure of the church is organized into a General Conference, with smaller regions
administered by divisions, union conferences, and local conferences.
It is ethnically and culturally diverse, and maintains a missionary presence in over 212 countries and
territories using 516 languages. The church operates numerous schools (9,489), hospitals and sanitariums
(227) and publishing houses (60) worldwide, as well as a humanitarian aid organization known as the
Adventist Development and Relief Agency working in 118 countries.