The Seventh-day Adventists voted on July 8 not to allow their regional church bodies to ordain women pastors, the Religion News website reports today (July 10, 2015).
The vote at their 60th General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas was 1,381 to 977.
The Seventh-dady Adventist denomination has more that 18 million members worldwide.
While some Protestant denominations have ordained women pastors for several years, the Seventh-day Adventists form part of a block of Christian groups that do not. These groups include the Roman Catholic Church, the Greek Orthodox Church, Southern Baptists, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.