India is a richly diverse community, inclosing a diverse range of ethnic groups, each, not just different, but on occasion quite the opposite.
Andaman and Nicobar Region is a part of the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists. It was organized in 1989. Its headquarters is in South Andaman, Andaman Islands, India.
Arunachal Pradesh Region is one of the newest church units in the Southern Asia Division, encompassing the state of Arunachal Pradesh. On June 30, 2019, Arunachal Pradesh Region had one church, membership of 367, and a population of 1,551,227.
James Franklin Ashlock served the Seventh-day Adventist church as a pioneer evangelist, teacher, pastor, union president and division secretary in the Southern Asia Division where he ministered with his wife, Marcella, a nurse.
Marion Belchambers was a pioneer worker who served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a teacher and administrator, as well as at the publishing house in India.
Bonney, Charles Ronald (1906–2007) and Eva (Hyde) (1905–1947); later Phyllis Muriel (Sweet) (1927–1991)
Cheryl Christo Howson
Charles Ronald Bonney, whose service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church began in his native British Isles, extended to the Indian subcontinent, and concluded in the United States, distinguished himself as a teacher, pastor, radio speaker, Voice of Prophecy director, and secretary of Southern Asia Division as it was in 1962-- India, Burma, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Pakistan (Pakistan-Bangladesh), Nepal and Bhutan.
Robert James Borrowdale was an early pioneer missionary who served the Seventh-Adventist church along with his wife, Leonora, in Northeast India in the Southern Asia Division.
Kheroda Bose was the first person to be baptized as a Seventh-day Adventist in India.
Bullock-Cart Theology pursued a theology that was truly Indian while trying to preserve the core of the Adventist message at the same time.
Georgia Burrus Burgess was the first Adventist missionary to India (including present India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) and the first single-woman missionary of the Adventist church to a non-Christian country.
Nanibala Biswas, born in 1885 in a high caste Hindu family in Calcuta (Kolkatta), was the first non-Christian to accept the Adventist message in India in 1896.
Formerly part of Upper Ganges Section, Central Uttar Pradesh Region is a part of Northern India Union Section in the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists. It was organized in 2018. Its headquarters is in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Dr. Maliakal Eapen Cherian served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as the president of Spicer Memorial College (Spicer Adventist University) and as the president of the Southern Asia Division.
Gerald J. Christo was the first Indian national to serve as Secretary and President of Southern Asia Division, and represents the transition from expatriate to national leadership at many levels—school, Mission, Union, and Division.
Alexander William Cormack was born on October 12, 1887, in Willoughby, suburban Sydney, New South Wales. His parents were Alexander and Frances (McMahon) Cormack who had four children: Mary Augusta (b.1877), Alexander William (b.1887), Frances Elizabeth (b.1890) and Benjamin (b.1892).
The East Central India Union is the largest union in terms of membership in the Southern Asia Division.
Roland Sylvester Fernando served as pastor-evangelist and executive officer of missions and unions in India, Bangladesh, and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
Cecil Bennett Guild, a second-generation minister, was a church administrator who served the Seventh-day Adventist church with his wife Nora, in China, Burma and India.
Gujarat Conference is a part of Western India Union Section in the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists. It was organized in 1994 and its headquarters is in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Ivan Duke Higgins, a college professor and administrator, who served the Seventh-day Adventist church with distinction in four continents: Asia, Africa, Australia and North America.