The Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Jamaica has been engaged in mission since 1890. The first tracts distributed by James Palmer in 1893 signaled the spread of the church in Jamaica and the establishment of the Jamaica Mission and subsequently the Jamaica Conference.
In succeeding years the status of the church moved from being the Jamaica Conference (with headquarters in Kingston), to the East, West and Central Jamaica Conferences; and in more recent years, the North and North East Jamaica Mission and Field, respectively.
The East Jamaica Conference now comprises Kingston and Saint Andrew, and the Parish of Saint Thomas. With a membership of close to 70,000 in 101 congregations the Conference under the astute, visionary and dynamic leadership of administrators Dr. Meric Walker (President), Pastor Melvin Francis (Executive Secretary), and Elder Michael Porteous (Treasurer) seeks to fulfill the mission of Christ in spreading the Gospel, making disciples, and transforming lives, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
To date, the Conference boasts one high school, five preparatory schools and several local church basic schools, two health clinics and other clinics operated by local congregations, one counseling clinic, and Andrews Memorial Hospital, an affiliate.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church, East Jamaica Conference continues on its march to preach the gospel to all, to heal and restore broken-shattered lives, to release the bonds of the oppressed, and to prepare men and women for the soon return of Christ Jesus, our Lord.