Welcome to Chennai’s Central Seventh-day Adventist English Church.


The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to Make disciples of Jesus Christ who live as His loving witnesses and proclaim to all people the everlasting gospel of the Three Angels’ Messages in preparation for His soon return (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Rev 14:6-12)
Guided by the Bible and the Holy Spirit, Seventh-day Adventists pursue this mission through Christ-like living, communicating, discipling, teaching, healing, and serving.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church sees itself as the remnant Church of end-time Bible prophecy. Members of the Church, individually and collectively, understand their special role as ambassadors of God’s kingdom and messengers of the soon return of Jesus Christ. Seventh-day Adventists have enlisted as co-workers with God in His mission of reclaiming the world from the power and presence of evil, as part of the Great Controversy between Christ and Satan.
Therefore, every aspect of a Church member’s life is influenced by the conviction that we live in the last days described in Bible prophecy and the return of Jesus Christ is imminent. Seventh-day Adventists are called by God to live in this world. Every action of the Christian life is done “in the name of Jesus” and to advance His kingdom. (Source)

Worship Schedule

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Church worship schedule has been changed and can be viewed online.


Date: June 05, 2020

Time: 7 PM (YouTube Premiere)

Speaker: TBA

Sabbath School

Date: June 06, 2020

Time: 09.00 AM (YouTube Premiere)

Feature Talk: TBA

Missions Report: TBA

Special Song: TBA

Lesson Study: TBA

Divine Service

Date: June 06, 2020

Time: 11.15 AM (YouTube Premiere)

Speaker: TBA

SDA Pioneers

History of our English Church at Vepery

The Seventh-day Adventist English Church at Vepery is over a hundred years old. This Church is the oldest SDA Church in Chennai. The Church at Vepery was organized on September 15, 1917 by Pr. P.C. Poley. Over the years, there have been many Pastors. The current Pastor of the Church is Pr. Jobish Joseph. This Church is the Central Church in the city of Chennai.

History of the Global Church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church was founded in 1863 after the Millerite movement during the Second Great Awakening. The Millerites believed that Jesus Chirst’s Second Coming will occur on October 22, 1844. When this did not happen, many Millerites gave up the belief of Chirst’s Second Coming in the literal sense while others went back to studying the scriptures. Few of these former Millerites identified a series of Bible truths forgotten since the days of the early Church. The studied truths are that Christ’s Second Coming is imminent and will be literal, not metaphorical as seen by others. The Seventh day, Saturday is the real Sabbath of the Lord and not Sunday and the obligation to keep it is perpetual. God does not eternally torment sinners, but rather that the dead “sleep” until the second coming and last judgment. Christ ministers in the heavenly sanctuary, thereby mediating to us the benefits of His death on the cross, saving us by His righteousness, not our own deeds. In the last days Christians will be tempted by apostasy, but will be called back to divine truth — the “third angel’s message” of Revelation 14 — by a small “remnant” of faithful believers. the remnant would be marked by a recurrence of the prophetic ministry. They were guided by a young woman, Ellen G. White, who, further to their sixth belief, they recognized as a prophet, inspired by God. These beliefs emerged gradually. In the 1850s there was no Seventh-day Adventist Church — only small groups scattered across the northern United States, who had these beliefs in common but who did not even have a name for themselves, though some, like James White, identified themselves as belonging to “the Great Second Advent Movement”, while others used the term “Sabbatarian Adventist.” Eventually, however, inspired by Christ’s great commission to “Go and make disciples”, the Seventh-day Sabbatarian Adventists recognized that they needed to organize, so they could more effectively and more widely proclaim the third angel’s message. A vital step was taken by a gathering of delegates from across the northern United States on October 1, 1860, who agreed to “take the name Seventh-day Adventist.” Then, on May 20 and 21, 1863, at a further meeting, delegates from all those American states with Seventh-day Adventist congregations formed the “General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists” — an organized church, focused on mission and on proclaiming the good news of a God who created us, lived among us, died for us, and redeems us. (Source)

General Announcements

  • Malayalam Church to be started in the Vepery school campus.

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray for Sharon Samuel's speedy recovery.
  • Please pray for Mrs. Rega Jayakumar's speedy recovery.
  • Please pray for Mr. Dhilip Simson's speedy recovery.
  • Please pray for the people and their families affected by the Coronavirus worldwide.
  • Please pray for all the senior members of our Church.
  • Please pray for the Malayalam Church to be started in the Vepery School Campus.
  • Please pray for our school children who are writing their board exams.
  • Please pray for the growth of Sabbath School attendance.


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Seventh-day Adventist English Church

Pr. Jobish Joseph

Phone: +91 – 74020 18511

52, Ritherdon Road, Vepery,

Chennai. 600007, Tamil Nadu


Pastor – [email protected]

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