The Asiatic Division which was organized in 1909 changed to the Far Eastern Division in 1919 and to the Asia-Pacific Division later. It was located in Shanghai, Manila, Baguio, and Singapore respectively. In 1997, the Asia-Pacific Division was divided into two divisions, the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) was placed in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, while the Southern Asia-Pacific Division was settled in Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
The Northern Asia-Pacific Division is located on the 5th and 7th floor of Samhee Plaza which is near Juyeop Station. There are offices including the president’s office, conference rooms, a library, the Mission Strategy and Research Center, and worship room on the fifth floor.
On the seventh floor, you can find offices, Ilsan English Church, Mission Museum, Media Center, Golden Angels studio, guest rooms, a dining room and a kitchen.
Those who visit NSD can tour the Mission Museum through the Adventist Mission Office. The NSD Communication Department also provides introduction to ministries and mission programs of NSD through video presentation.
The Northern Asia-Pacific Division voted to build its headquarters which has been the long-cherished desire at the Midyear Committee which was held in Hiroshima, Japan in May, 2011.
The place the new headquarter will be built borders Paju City and Goyang City, Gyeonggi-do. It is an hour’s drive from the Incheon Airport and Seoul, the capital city. As there is a freeway from Imjingak to Gaesung City, North Korea, we expect it will take an important role as a missionary base for mission work in North Korea and China.