church & conference

Departments & Ministries

Departments are the functional subdivisions of the Adventist work at the constituency level. 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. Contact the department office directly for more information or get in touch with us. For a department, form check here first.

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 Emmanuel Peters

ADRA Country Director

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 Farfan

Ruslyn Baptiste-Farfan

Children's Ministries

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

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

Visit Children's Ministries Page


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.

Mission
To know Jesus passionately and to disciple and serve women.

Visit Women Ministries Page

Debbie Ferriera

Debbie Ferriera

Communications

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.


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

Nigel Walcott

Nigel Walcott

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 include 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 the community by providing assistance to persons in need, without reference to race or religious affiliation.

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 include: 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

Jessica Cunningham

Jessica Cunningham

Education

The Education Department governs and provides administration and direction for educational institutions within the conference. The primary aim of Adventist education is to provide the 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.

Wayne Sampson

Wayne Sampson

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.


Men's Ministries

Men's Ministries exist 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, books, outdoor events, community service, and devotion. The department exists to serve the needs of the men of the church and beyond on the island of Trinidad.

Victoria De Coteau

Victoria De Coteau

Health

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.

Visit Health Ministries Page

Wayne Andrews

Wayne Andrews

Ministerial

The Ministerial Secretary's 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.

Patrick D. Clarke

Patrick Durwin Clarke

Publishing Department

The Publishing Department 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.

Paul Philbert

Paul Philbert

Public Affairs & Religious Liberty

The Religious Liberty department promotes and maintains religious liberty, with particular emphasis upon the 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 scenarios.

Teelbaney Singh

Teelbaney Singh

Stewardship & Trust Services / Voice of Prophecy and Adventist Mission

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.

Wayne Jeffrey

Wayne Jeffrey

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, leads 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

Michael Philips

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.

Inskip Richards

Inskip Richards

Assistant to the President for Evangelism / Conference Evangelist

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.

Glenda Thomas

Glenda Thomas

Assistant Treasurer

Lana Small

Lana Small

Assistant Corporation Manager

Lester Mitchell

Lester Mitchell

Asst. Publishing Ministries Director

McLawrence Duncan

McLawrence Duncan

Auditor

Selma Charles

Selma Baptiste-Charles

Safety/Special Needs Director

Wayne Sampson

Wayne Sampson

Prayer Ministries

Judy Haynes

Judy Haynes

Human Resource Manager

Elma Bruce-Frederick

Elma Bruce-Frederick

ECCE Centres/School Ministries Director & Assistant Education Director

Robert Dilworth

Robert Dilworth

Assistant Technical Director
– Emphasis on Editing and Post Production

Sheldon Moore

Sheldon Moore

Assistant Communication Director – Emphasis on Technical Operations

Deborah Ferreira

Deborah Ferreira

Music Coordinator

Gideon St. Bryce

Gideon St. Bryce

Chaplaincy Director