Adventist Church adds 1 million members sixth year in a row

Adventist world church secretary Matthew Bediako, front, and Bert Haloviak, director of the church’s Office of Archives and Statistics, give a report on church membership statistics for 2008 through 2009 during the church’s annual year-end business meeting, October 11. [photo: Rajmund Dabrowski] More than 1 million people joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church during the year ending June 30, 2009, marking the sixth consecutive year of million-member gains, church officials said. Church leaders said an average of 2,818 people joined the church daily, bringing the world membership total to 16,049,101 baptized believers

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