ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) (아드라 코리아) Korea was formed in 1995 in partnership with ADRA International to conduct domestic and international development and relief activities. ADRA Korea was officially registered as a corporation by the Korean government and operates under the name Sahmyook Development and Relief Organization. ADRA Korea’s headquarters is located in Seoul, South Korea, with six employees, including a director.
ASI Korea (aka, Pyungsindo Silupinhyuphoe) is an association consisting of private industrialists and professionals among Korean Adventists. It was organized in 1986 to support the missionary work of the Adventist Church in alliance with the Korean Union Conference (KUC).
Korean Bible Correspondence School (KBCS) (aka. Seonggyung Tongshin Hakkyo) opened in January 1948 in Seoul, where the headquarters of the Korean Union Conference (KUC) is located, to spread the core Bible truths of the Adventist Church throughout Korea. The Bible Correspondence School, which began in 1940 in the U.S. and achieved great success worldwide, is a correspondence-based school with well-made textbooks and question-and-answer papers. KUC started the school project by translating the textbooks developed in the U.S. into Korean.
As a pastor of the early Korean Adventist church, Choi Tai-hyun was one of the martyrs who were persecuted and eventually executed because of their faith by the Japanese military during Japan’s occupation of the Korean peninsula in the Second World War.
College Food (Daehakshikpum) was the profit company that led the development of Sahmyook University by producing dairy products such as Sahmyook Milk, Sahmyook Ice Cream. The company was located on the premises of Sahmyook University and operated from 1949 to 2004, but has been closed. The company has a historical significance because it has made a significant contribution to the development of Sahmyook University, a higher education institution of the Adventist Church in Korea.
Gi-Ban Im was one of the early leaders of the Korean Adventist Church who played a key role in establishing Korea's first Adventist Church in Jinnampo, Hwanghae-do.
Keun Ok Lee and Mun Gook Jeong were the first ordained pastors of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Korea, and Mun Gook Jeong was one of the leaders of the Church in Korea for two decades.
The Seventh-day Adventist message was introduced into Korea shortly after the turn of the century. The Korean Conference was organized in 1917.
Korean Sahmyook Vocational Training Institute (Sahmyook Gisul Hak-won) was a specialized technical education facility belonging to the Korean Union Conference. Formal vocational education began in 1969 when Yungnam Sahmyook Academy established a vocational class. Until its closure in 2019, the Sahmyook Vocational Training Institute produced more than 1,000 graduates.
Korean Signs of the Times (Sijo) is an evangelistic magazine published by the Korean Adventist Church to spread the faith of Adventism. Since September 1910, 1,219 issues have come off the press as of December 2021. The 111-year-old monthly missionary magazine has a circulation of about 50,000 copies every year.
Korean Union Conference (aka. Hankookyeonhaphoe) is a part of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists. It was organized as a union mission in 1919 and reorganized as a union conference in 1984.
Clinton Wellington Lee (Korean name, Lee, Si Wha) was dispatched to Korea as a missionary in August 1920 and was one of the leaders who led the Korean Adventist Church in mission, administration, and education.
One of the first Koreans to become an Adventist, Eung Hyun Lee, was baptized by Kuniya Hide in Kobe, Japan, in 1904.
Howard M. Lee (李希萬, Lee, Hee-Man) entered Korea in 1910 and was a representative educational missionary who led the educational work of the Korean Adventist Church for 26 years until 1936.
James Lee (Korean name Je-Myeong Lee) was the first president of the Korean Junior College, the predecessor of Sahmyook University in Korea, and was an educational missionary who established the site of Sahmyook University and founded the higher education project.
Keun Eok Lee was one of the first ordained pastors in Korea, administrator of a local mission, and outstanding preacher who contributed to the development of the Adventist Church in Korea.
Owned by the Korean Adventist Church, the Mount Deer Retreat Center (Saseum-ui-dongsan) has been the site of camp meetings, youth retreats, and other spiritual meetings since its establishment in 1967. It is located at 330-92, Cheonggun-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, with four employees in charge of the retreat center's programs.
North Korean Mission (aka. Bukandaehoe) is a mission belonging to the Korean Union Conference. The mission was organized as the North Chosen Mission in 1934, and after the liberation of 1945, South Korea was divided into North and South Korea, but the entire region belonging to North Korea was organized as the North Korean Mission of Seventh-day Adventists.
Harold A. Oberg (aka Oh Byeok) went to Korea as a missionary in 1909 and served as the president of the Chosen Union Mission (CUM) for 16 years from 1922 to 1938, leading the development of the Korean Adventist Church.
Overseas Korean Adventist churches were established by Koreans Adventists who accepted the Adventist faith in Korea and immigrated abroad. In 2020, Korean Adventist churches existed in Americas, New Zealand, Germany/Austria, France, Australia, Japan, China, Philippines, Thailand, and Kyrgyzstan.