Departments are functional subdivisions of the denominational work on various administrative levels of the church. They are arranged to promote and guide specific areas of denominational activities. They also provide resources, training and support for local churches, educational institutions, groups and ministries throughout Trinidad.

  • Conference Ministries
  • Support Ministries/Services

The conference departments and officers that  serve our constituents. Contact the department office directly for more information, get in touch with us. If needing forms, documents and event registrations check here first.


 Emmanuel Peters


Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, is the global humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Visit ADRA site for more information.



Ruslyn Baptiste-Farfan

Children's ministries

The Children’s Ministries department provide multiple resources that aid in developing children to become citizens of the kingdom of God by providing religious education to children.

The mission of the Children’s Ministries Department is to nurture children into a loving, serving relationship with Jesus..


 Steve Riley


The office of Communication's primary purpose is to effectively communicate news and information to members of the conference and the public at large. The department also strives to train, support and guide church communication leaders to effectively develop a positive image with the public. 

Communication concentrates on creating a positive reputation for the Adventist Church among non-members and creating a positive reputation for the local conference among members.



Durwin Patrick Clarke

Community services

The Community Services Department is the humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that works within our island. We work to meets people's immediate needs when affected by natural disasters or circumstances of life. Our social services includes health outreach services and disaster response. In the past we have provided homes for senior citizens and abused children.

It purposes to build a trust relationship between the Church and community by providing assistance to persons in need, without reference to race or religious affiliation.


 Jessica Cunningham


The Education Department governs and provides administration and direction for educational institutions within the conference. The primary aim of Adventist education is to provide opportunity for students to accept Christ as their Savior, to allow the Holy Spirit to transform their lives, and to fulfill the commission of preaching the gospel to all the world.


 Ricky Ramdath

Family life

Family Life Department works to develop resources, coordinate and promote training events, and provide networking opportunities for those who work on behalf of the family in our conference. It provides resources that assist church leadership in assessing the needs of church members for family life education, enrichment, and counseling; and in developing a plan for utilizing community and church resources to address these needs.

Working together with church leadership, programs are designed and implemented to improve the quality of family life features and programs as needed, both for family nurture within the membership and evangelistic outreach to the community.


 Verna McPherson


The Health Ministries Department is to help men and women reach their full potential, mentally, spiritually and physically. Health Ministry is the gospel of Christ illustrated, the message of God practiced. Without it, the gospel witness is muted; it is merely a theory, an idea. This department coordinates the health education and health promotion drive in the local church. The department also sponsors temperance and health evangelism and other outreach programs.


Owen Jack


The Ministerial Secretary office is to equip pastors and those involved in ministry to achieve their highest personal and professional potential.

This includes but is not limited to, spiritual growth & maturity, pastoral & nurturing ministry, evangelism & church growth, global mission & church planting, ministerial resources & continuing education, strengthening and supporting the pastoral family. 

Visit the Department page here.


 Wayne Sampson

Men's ministries

Men's Ministries exists to encourage Christian fellowship and spiritual renewal among the men within the conference. This is provided by a range of activities targeted to bring together men. We're here to help all men become true to God. Through bible studies, book, outdoor events, community service and devotion. The department exists to serve the needs of the men of the church and beyond in the island of Trinidad.


 Durwin Patrick Clarke

Personal ministries

Personal Ministries Department's primary focus is evangelism. Its goal is to help prepare men and women for the kingdom of glory.

The Personal Ministries Department works closely with the other departments to assist in their evangelistic efforts. Activities of Personal Ministries department includes: Promoting personal Bible studies, group Bible studies and outreach programs such as the Voice of Prophecy bible courses and Revelation Seminars, and tract distribution, and other evangelistic programs


 Ardalene Bess

Publishing department

The Publishing Department of gives leadership to the work of the publishing entities such as the Adventist Book Centers, literature evangelists and provides support for publication and distribution of literature printed by our publishing houses. We believe the publishing work was ordained to play an important role in sharing about Jesus Christ through the medium of print.


 Wayne Sampson

Religious liberty/PARL

The Religious Liberty department promotes and maintains religious liberty, with particular emphasis upon liberty of conscience. Religious liberty includes the human right to have or adopt the religion of your choice and includes the right to observe days of rest and worship in accordance with the precepts of one’s religion.

The department actively supports the rights of new and existing Adventists believers to express their religion without hindrance as governed by the laws of our country. The department also monitors and interprets current events that may reflect prophetic scenario.


 Debbie Ferriera


Sabbath school

The purpose of the Sabbath School is to make disciples for Christ. It includes the nurture of spiritual growth in members and prospective members, as well as the friends who join in the fellowship, study, sharing and service. The Sabbath School exists not only to minister to its members, but to train its members to minister to others. The Sabbath School is a school of Christian living, not just an event on Sabbath mornings.

Sabbath School is a special time for study of the Word of God. Most Sabbath Schools have programs for all ages, beginners through adult. The conference Sabbath School department serves as a resource for your Sabbath School.


Teelbaney Singh

Stewardship, Trust services & Voice of Prophecy

Our goal is to teach and preach God's principles for handling money. To provide resources for the local church to aid in personal and church finance.

Our constituency is provided with information and educational material to inspire members to financial faithfulness. Information on tithes and offerings and related matters are also available from this department.


 Ruslyn Baptiste-Farfan

Women's ministries

The objective of Women's' Ministries is to help the women of the church experience Jesus Christ in a personal, life-changing relationship. When Jesus calls us into a relationship with Him, He also calls us to ministry - some type of service to others. As women become actively involved in ministry, the entire church is blessed.The department exists to serve the needs of the women of the Church and beyond in the island of Trinidad.

To know Jesus passionately and to disciple and serve women.


 Gideon St. Bryce

Youth ministries

The Youth Department of the church works for and through the youth.The primary focus of youth ministry is the salvation of youth through Jesus Christ. This department fosters youth ministry, lead youth to understand their individual worth and to discover and develop their spiritual gifts and abilities and equip and empower them for a life of service to the community.

Visit the Youth Department for more information

Field Secretary

 Michael Philips

Field secretary

The Field Secretary provides a service to the corporate church. Besides advising the Administration, the Field Secretary also provides inter-departmental assistance and cooperates with the departments in a number of projects and ventures.

The Field Secretary also provides biblical and theological information in response to various issues. He answers questions received through the website and creates resources for bible study.

Field Secretary

Inskip Richards

Evangelism coordinator

The Evangelism Coordinator manages the evangelism thrust of the local conference and aids the pastors and church leaders in providing resources, and fresh ideas for the preaching of the Three Angels Message, the everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ, and His imminent Second Coming.

Conference Support Ministries


 Debbie Ferriera

Music Director


 Joseph McCoon

Prayer Ministry and ASI


 Elma Bruce-Frederick

Early childhood care education, school ministries, adult education and Associate Education director.


 Kevin Mohammed

Global Mission


Sheldon Moore

Technical Director - Communications


 Selma Baptiste-Charles

Occupational safety and health, church beautification, special needs.

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