History

Growing and Giving with Confidence

GCAS traces its legacy to the year 1863 when the General Conference was organized and an audit committee to provide financial oversight was appointed.


  • 2013Current Profile
    • Five Area Territories: North America, Trans Africa, Trans America, Trans Asia Pacific, Trans Euro Asia
    • 45 Regional Offices
    • Professionals: 26% Female | 74% Male
    • 64% Professionally Certified (CPA, ACCA, CA)
  • 2009
    • 13 World Divisions
    • 113 Unions
    • 656 Conferences/Missions
    • 1273 Institutions
    • Denominational Assets approximately US$20,000,000,000
    • Tithe and Offering Income US$2,700,000,000
    • Membership approximately 17,000,000
    • Approximately 200 GCAS auditors operating from 45 country office locations
  • 2000
    • GCAS arranged into geographic areas and administered from Silver Spring, MD USA
  • 1993
    • GCAS assigned responsibility for worldwide auditing function
  • 1977
    • General Conference Auditing Service (GCAS) begins operating as an independent function
  • 1913
    • 46 Unions
    • 300 Conferences
    • 183 Institutions
    • Membership 150,000
    • GC appoints first auditor
  • 1900
    • 2 Unions
    • 87 Conferences
    • Tithe Income US$500,000
    • Membership 75,000
  • 1866
    • First Medical Institution opened
  • 1863
    • General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (GC) organized
    • 6 Conferences
    • Tithe Income US$8,000
    • Membership 3,500
    • “Auditing Committee” appointed
  • 1853
    • First School opened
  • 1852
    • First Publishing House opened