The Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide will mark the
150th year of the adoption of the name 'Seventh-day Adventist' on
The name was chosen during a special meeting
of the pioneers in 1860 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. At
that time, the movement had about 2,500 adherents in northeastern United
States and southeastern Canada. Today, this movement has more than 16
million adult baptised members in 203 countries and operates the largest
Protestant network of schools and hospitals worldwide.
acknowledges obedience to the Fourth Commandment outlined in the book
of Exodus to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.
'Adventist' is an acknowledgement of faith in the Second Advent of Jesus, or the Second Coming.