About Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church grew out of the Millerite movement during the period of the great religious awakening of the 1800's. When farmer and Bible student William Miller began preaching the soon coming of Jesus Christ in the 1830's people from all denominations flocked to hear him speak. His knowledge of scripture and particularly the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation astounded and excited the populace. However many churches rejected the idea of Christ's soon return and disfellowshiped those members who held to this hope.
These former members gathered together, bonded by a love for Christ and the belief in His second coming. Further study of God's word drew them to understand the importance of the seventh-day Sabbath, and many other discoveries were made in God's word regarding baptism, what happens at death, the heavenly sanctuary, the investigative judgment, and many other truths. As this group grew they were officially organized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1863. For more detailed information regarding the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church please visit this page.
Seventh-day Adventists are known as students of Gods word, especially prophecy, and long to share the good news of salvation through faith, the soon coming of Christ, and the Three Angels messages with the world. World-wide evangelism and mission work, as well as a strong emphasis on education and healthy living have distinguished the Seventh-day Adventist Church from other denominations.
Our world church is governed by the General Conference, with smaller regions administered by divisions, union conferences, and local conferences. We currently have a worldwide membership of over 17 million people, a missionary presence in over 200 countries and territories, and are ethnically and culturally diverse. The Seventh-day Adventist Church operates numerous schools, hospitals and publishing houses worldwide, as well as a prominent humanitarian aid organization.
We invite you to come join us for worship on any Sabbath morning. For more detail information regarding service times go to our Worship Information page.