Clarense Dionisio Romig Christian was an Adventist worker and researcher from Dominican Republic.
The Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) message arrived in the Caribbean between the late 1880s-early 1890s. This essay seeks to explain why, notwithstanding the prejudices of the state and the established churches, SDA members managed to establish a foothold in the Anglophone Caribbean.
One of the industries established during the early years of Caribbean Training College (now University of the Southern Caribbean) was the printing industry. Professor R. S. J. Hamilton started the operation in 1930 in what was called the Print Shop (the Press), which was located in a section of the women’s dormitory.
The first Seventh-day Adventist to arrive in Colombia was Frank C. Kelly, a North American who was not an employee of the church. He settled in Bogotá in 1895. The record shows that American pastor Frank J. Hutchins and Australian medical missionary John Eccles died in Colombia in 1902; so, although they were originally missionaries in Panama, they came to work in Colombia. Samuel Smith, son of Uriah Smith, arrived in San Andrés in 1901, where he worked with Hutchins and Eccles. The first converts to the church in Colombia were baptized in San Andrés.
Colombia Adventist University Corporation (Corporación Universitaria Adventista, also UNAC) is a nonprofit university institution whose primary objective was to offer post-secondary education at the university level. The Inter-American Division endorsed the institution’s establishment, and the Adventist Accrediting Association recognized the programs it offered.
Colombian Islands Mission is located in the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia, and Santa Catalina. Colombian Islands Mission was a part of the former Colombian Union Mission until it divided into two unions. It is now a part of North Colombian Union Conference.
The Community Hospital of Seventh-day Adventists is located in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies.
Antonio Cong was one of the pioneers of Adventist mission work in Mexico, especially among the Korean settlers and Mayan natives.
Brenton Ernest Connerly was a pastor, evangelist and author.
The first Adventist pastor to arrive in Costa Rica was Frank Hutchins. He was the first resident worker who pastored the coast of the Central American Caribbean in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With the support of his wife, Cora, Frank worked as a dentist, colporteur, and pastor.
Formerly under the Venezuela-Antilles Union Mission, Curacao Conference covers the island state of Curacao. Currently it is part of the Dutch Caribbean Union Mission in the Inter-American Division of the Seventh-day Adventists.
James Gershom Dasent was a pioneering Antiguan evangelist, pastor, and church administrator—among the first from the eastern Caribbean at the turn of the 20th century—who was invited to work as district pastor in the United States, arriving in 1910. Dasent was among the few converts to Seventh-day Adventism in the early 20th century in Antigua, British West Indies. He became one of the earliest Adventist literature evangelists and ministers of African descent in the Caribbean.
Máximo De Gracia Palacio was a pioneer, an evangelist, an outstanding preacher, and the founder of more than 12 churches in Panama.
Del Amanecer Conference covers the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo on the eastern side of the island. This area has been referred to as “the high eastern province” for its mountains, which cover a major part of the conference’s territory.
Alejandro Delgado Alonso was president of the National Association of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cuba.
Dominican Union Conference was organized in 1994 and reorganized in 2012. It is part of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Its headquarters is at Ensanche, Piantini, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Formerly part of Venezuela-Antilles Union, Dutch Caribbean Union Mission was organized 2015 and reorganized 2017. It covers the following territory: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao; comprising the Curacao Conference; and the Aruba, and Bonaire Missions.
The eastern Caribbean comprised of the numerous Leeward and Windward Islands, were among the early places outside of the U.S.A. that Seventh-day Adventist missionaries labored in significant numbers, for around eighty years. “The English-speaking regions of the Caribbean were the first to attract Adventist workers.”
East Andean Venezuela Mission is a part of West Venezuela Union Mission in the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
East Central Colombian Conference is a part of North Colombian Union Conference in the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.