In May 1863, the Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists was formed, shortly after the denomination’s official organization. Today, there are 100 congregations and nearly 12,500 members. The growing diversity of the conference is epitomized by the rapidly growing Hispanic constituency, expanding number of Ghanaian congregations, and multiple churches representing Hungarian, Korean, French Haitian, and dozens of other multi-ethnic backgrounds. There are 11 elementary schools across the state, and one senior academy—Spring Valley Academy, a day academy for Dayton-area students.
Community service continues to be high a priority for Ohio members, who run seven Adventist Community Services centers across the state. The largest is Dayton’s Good Neighbor House that offers a dental clinic, furniture, educational classes, and quilts handmade by church members. Recognizing the average age of Adventists in the Ohio Conference is 62 and continues to rise, conference leadership has embarked upon a journey for growing young churches. Partnering with the North American Division “Growing Young Adventists” (#GYA) initiative leadership, Ohio Conference churches continue their journey towards growing young, focusing upon creating a culture within the church that is intergenerational, enabling members of all ages to become stronger together. Camp Mohaven, a 640-acre facility in Danville, Ohio, attracts over 500 campers each summer for a variety of weeklong summer camp programs.
Getting in Touch
President: Bob Cundiff
Secretary: Oswaldo Magaña
Treasurer: Roy M. Simpson
Communication Director: Kasper Haughton Jr.
Telephone: (740) 397-4665
Fax: (740) 397-1648