Promoting The Online Encyclopedia Of Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Posted on Juin 30 2020

Promoting The Online Encyclopedia Of Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Did you know that the first person to sow the seeds of the three angels’ messages in West Africa was not a Seventh-day Adventist? Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad and Central Africa Republic have Seventh-day Adventist Church today.
How did the church begin in these countries? How did Babcock University and Valley View University begin, and what miracles has God performed along the way?  Long before the first official missionary came to Cote d’Ivoire, there were some people keeping the seventh day holy. How did this happen?  What role has literature played in establishing the church in Ghana? Pastor David C. Babcock came to West Africa with his third wife.  He came to Nigeria in 1914, why did he leave Nigeria abruptly?

Why is the church’s highest institution in Eastern Nigeria named, “Clifford University?” After some frustration, how did J.J. Hyde finally succeed in establishing the church in Northern Nigeria? Females are more than males in WAD. The females are organized into a body called “Adventist Women’s Ministries.” How did it start, and from which country in WAD?  What name was first given to West-Central Africa Division when it was organized by the General Conference?  The Advent Press is the only press owned by the Division; in which country was it first located?   Today, the Benin Mission is reporting a membership of more than five thousand. How did God use two Ibo brothers from Nigeria who went to the country as traders to start the church there? Who was the first Adventist convert in Niger? Who brought the Adventist message to Burkina Faso?  Cape Verde, Senegal, Mali, Guinea Bissau and Gambia have Adventist presence today. How was the church established in these countries? Who were some of the indigenous pioneers that embraced Adventism in the various countries of WAD? Have you ever heard of a charter being given before and institution for which the charter is meant being given before the institution came into existence? Read the history of Adventist University of West Africa in Liberia.

These and many questions are answered by the first ever online Encyclopedia of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that will be launched at the General Conference headquarters on July 1, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. EST. Our stories in the previous Encyclopedias of the church were written by authors not from our Division; but in this one we have been given the opportunity to write our own stories.

If we do not understand our past, we cannot appreciate our present situation, and we cannot have an effective plan for our tomorrow. This is why reading the online Encyclopedia is a must for every administrator of the church and indeed every church member.

The web address is  The launch program will be broadcast on the Seventh-day Adventist YouTube Channel. God bless you as you get yourself well informed about our past.

Onaolapo Ajibade.

Assistant Editor,
Encyclopedia of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.   


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