International Association of Free Seventh-day Adventists

The Truth Shall Set You Free

Trademark Lawsuit from the General Conference

The deposition for the International Association is postponed; the date is yet to be determined.

Jan. 26, 2023: Deposition for the International Association in Dallas, Texas, starting at 9 a.m. Central Time.
Deposistions for Fort Worth NW Free SDA Church scheduled for Jan. 16, 18, 19, and 25, 2023.
Please keep these depositions in prayer for the Lord to give wisdom to those who will be answering questions in defense of the case.

Dec. 14, 2022: Answers submitted to the General Conference questions (interrogatories), along with a number of supporting documents, which is an important step in the process. The attorneys did a wonderful job in packaging the information!


In September 2022, the Berean Church of Free Seventh-day Adventists and the International Association of Free Seventh-day Adventists were served a lawsuit from the General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists in Silver Spring, Maryland. This was quite unexpected because the General Conference attorneys initially stated that we have common law rights and the authority to use the Free Seventh-day Adventist name. At that time they acknowledged that we go back to the early 1900s and have the right to use the Free Seventh-day Adventist name because we predate their trademarks of 1981. However, in this recent lawsuit to us, they now allege that we do not have the right to use the Free Seventh-day Adventist name.

Click here to read the contents of the lawsuit: GCC Lawsuit to IAFSDA-Sept. 2022
Click here for a brief history of Berean Church of Free SDA: The First Free SDA Church Founded 100 Years Ago

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International Assoc. of Free SDA
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