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Adventist Church of Promise

Adventist Church of Promise
Classification Protestant, Evangelical
Orientation Adventist, Pentecostal
Polity Congregational
Associations Friendly relationship with General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh-Day)
Region South America, Africa, North America, Europe
Founder Pastor João Augusto da Silveira
Origin January 24, 1932
Paulista, Pernambuco, Brazil
Separated from Seventh-day Adventist Church
Members 200,000

The Adventist Church of Promise (Portuguese: Igreja Adventista da Promessa or "IAP")[1] is an evangelical Christian denomination which is both Sabbatarian Adventist and classical Pentecostal in its doctrine and worship. It was founded in Brazil in 1932 by pastor John August Silveira (Portuguese João Augusto da Silveira), as a split-off from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

It is the second largest Adventist denomination in South America (after the Seventh-day Adventist Church). It claims to be the first indigenous Brazilian Pentecostal denomination. (The earlier Assemblies of God in Brazil were introduced from the United States). Most of the church members live in Brazil, yet the church is also present in another countries: Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, United States, Portugal, Spain, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon and Uruguay.[2] Worldwide there are approximately 200,000 Adventists of Promise.


The Adventist Church of Promise believes in:[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Logomarca" (Logo) page on the church's official website. The Spanish title is Iglesia Adventista de la Promesa. Accessed 2009-09-10
  2. ^ Adventist Church of Promise International
  3. ^ Statement of Beliefs of Adventist Church of Promise

Further reading

  • História Documental do Protestantismo no Brasil, ASTE, 1984, p379
  • Eugene Lincoln, in The Sabbath Sentinel April 1978, (Cleveland, Tennessee: Bible Sabbath Association), p6
  • "The Sabbath in the New World" by Raymond Cottrell, p244–263 of The Sabbath in Scripture and History ed. Kenneth Strand. Brief mention on p255, referencing Lincoln above
  • "Why Historic Churches Are Declining and Pentecostal Churches Are Growing in Brazil" by Leonildo Silveira C., in In the power of the Spirit: The Pentecostal Challenge to Historic Churches in Latin America ed. Benjamin F. Gutiérrez and Dennis A. Smith. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Worldwide Ministries Division. Brief mention
  • "Workbook on Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counselling" by Karl Federschmidt, Klaus Temme and Helmut Weiss. Düsseldorf, Germany: (Published for the ) Society for Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counselling, 2004. Brief mention on p83

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