Continental Adventist Impact
With about 1.1 million Seventh-day Adventist members in this division, Kanisa Fellowship is proud to be apart of such an influential group of churches. This division is comprised of Bermuda, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, the French possession of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Guam, Johnston Island, Marshall Islands, Midway Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the United States of America.
As the largest sender of overseas missionaries and short-term volunteers, the North American Division sent out half of the denomination’s 1,200 volunteers in 2012.
Alongside of churches from this division having impact, the NAD also operates an educational system of more than 1,000 elementary and secondary schools, as well as 15 colleges and universities.
Daniel R. Jackson, the president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, was elected June 28, 2010, by delegates of the world church at their business session in Atlanta, Ga.
Jackson is a native Canadian and, with the exception of five years of service in the Southern Asia Division, has lived and ministered in Canada. He is a graduate of Canadian Union College (now Burman University) and Andrews University, from which he holds an M.A. in Religion in Systematic Theology.
Administratively, the world-wide Church has 13 Divisions, which are composed of churches grouped by a collection of missions, fields, or states into unions of churches. The North American Division is one of the 13 Divisions. The Divisions, and headquarters are:
East-Central Africa (ECD) Nairobi, Kenya
Euro-Asia (ESD) Moscow, Russia
Inter-American (IAD) Miami, United States of America
Inter-European (EUD) Berne, Switzerland
North American (NAD) Silver Spring, United States of America
Northern Asia-Pacific (NSD) Koyang City, Korea
Southern Africa-Indian Ocean (SID) Harare Zimbabwe
South American (SAD) Brasilia, Brazil
South Pacific (SPD) Wahroonga, Australia
Southern Asia (SUD) Tamil Nadu, India
Southern Asia-Pacific (SSD) Cavite, Philippines
Trans-European (TED) St. Albans, England
West-Central Africa (WAD) Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Within the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference, Kanisa Fellowship is located within the Canadian Union and Ontario Conference.