Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, is the global humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ADRA seeks to identify and address social injustice and deprivation in developing countries. The agency’s work seeks to improve the quality of life of those in need.
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 Men’s Ministries Department focus is to support and establish men’s ministries initiatives with the focus of helping men become “Christ-like” leaders in their homes, churches and communities. Connecting men of all ages to God and the Bible our goal is to promote supportive connections between men of all ages while encouraging men to have deeper relationships with God.
The Education Department governs and provides administration and direction for educational institutions within the conference. The primary aim of Seventh-day 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.
The Department of Women’s Ministries is committed to encouraging, challenging, equipping and nurturing Seventh-day Adventist women as they do their part in carrying the Gospel message to the world.
Pastor Lowell Ottley
The Communications Department primary purpose is to effectively communicate news and information to members of the Tobago Mission of Seventh-day Adventists and the public at large. The department also strives to train, support and guide church communication leaders to effetively develop a positive image with the public.
Children and Adolescent Ministries
The Children’s Ministries Department provide multiple ministries that develops children to become citizens of the kingdom of God by providing religious education to children.
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.
Pastor Leslie Butcher
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 unchurched 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.
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.
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 Mission.
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.
Pastor Winston King
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.
Pastor Earl Edwards
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.
Pastor Martin Cunningham
The Community Services Department is the humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that works within our island. We work to meet people’s immediate needs when affected by natural disasters or circumstances of life
Melina De Coteau-Barrow
Auditor & Music
The Auditing Department ensures and provides overview of the credibility of financial systems of the church, in order to assist church administrators (pastors, elders, church board) as well as members in their mission. That is proclaiming the everlasting gospel in our terrritory of Tobago and throughout the world.
Music ministry recognizes that music, even when divinely inspired, is a human, cultural production. In other words, music can only be produced through the limitation, yet creative space, of one's culture. Therefore, the highest ideals of one's culture ought to be promoted and encouraged to produce the best artistic expression.
Seventh-day Adventists can truly be regarded as a worldwide family of Christian believers. The Adventist presence manifests itself in nearly every country of the globe.