The Birmingham First Church is part of a world-wide organization with more than 17 million members in countries around the world.

About Seventh-day Adventists

The Seventh-day Adventist Church grew out of the Millerite movement during the great religious awakening of the 1800's. When farmer and Bible student William Miller began preaching the soon coming of Jesus Christ in the 1830's, people from all denominations flocked to hear him speak. His knowledge of scripture and particularly the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation astounded and excited the populace. More >>

What Seventh-day Adventists Believe

Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons--the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit--make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone. More >>

Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. More >>

Seventh-day Adventist Health Message

Since the 1860s when the church began, wholeness and health have been an emphasis of the Adventist church. Adventists are known for presenting a "health message" that recommends vegetarianism and promotes following the health laws established at creation and reaffirmed in Leviticus 11. More>>

Structure of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church as a church structure that is unique among church denominations. More>>