The Personal Ministries Director

Pastor Jeff Jefferson


Jeff JeffersonPastor Jeff Jefferson provides spiritual, strategic, and systems-oriented leadership to the Kings and Maranatha churches in the Cayman Islands Conference.  He also serves the Conference as Ministerial Secretary, Personal Ministries Director, Chair of the Communications Board, and Spiritual Coordinator of Cayman Academy.

He is an evangelist, pastoral counsellor, and church leadership mentor who joyfully shares ministry with his affable wife, Tricia.  Pastor Jefferson holds a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Theology from the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from West Indies College, now Northern Caribbean University.

Before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2012, Pastor Jefferson served the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for 15 years in the capacities of Pastor/Evangelist, Ministerial Secretary and Conservation Coordinator.  He was also a Director and Speaker of the Bless Television Ministries, as well as the convener of the community-focused Leadership Symposium Series, hosted by the Braeton Adventist Church.

Prior to the commencement of his ministerial service, he worked at the National Commercial Bank in Jamaica. 


Assistant Personal Ministries Director

Elder Joshua Lawrence | Email:



A 26-year veteran in Adventist ministry, Elder Joshua Lawrence, is the Assistant Personal Ministries Director, working collaboratively with Pastor Jeff Jefferson.

Born in the beautiful parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica, Elder Lawrence is the fourth child of Douglas and Edna Lawrence. Growing up in the church, Joshua was consistently exposed to the teachings of God through Sabbath School, AY, Pathfinder and the Choir.  He started singing at a very tender age and is the founder of the Peacemakers Gospel Singing Ministry.

His almost 26 years in the ministry began in Montego Bay, St. James, where he served as Personal Ministries Director, Evangelist, Music/Choir Director, and AY Leader.  In 2005 he moved to the Cayman Islands where he continued to serve in similar capacities.  Upon entering this great work, and given the opportunity to work with various esteemed pastors and laymen, he remains grateful to have been exposed to evangelism over the years.  This calling has taken him to many countries, where he continues to teach and preach the word of God.  In addition to his current role as Assistant Personal Ministries Director, he serves as Bible Instructor for the Conference.

Elder Lawrence has not made this journey by himself — he is married to his best friend, Carlene, who balances his personality and motivates him to be his best to the honour and glory of God.  Their union has produced a son, Joshua Carl Alexander Lawrence.

Elder Lawrence is a living testimony that the blood of Jesus Christ has the power to cleanse and heal totally and completely.  He has a passion for souls, doing what God has called us all to do — “be a witness to all people” in preparation for the soon return of Christ (Matt 24:14).



Personal Ministries

The mission of the Personal Ministries Department is to provide resources and to train church members to unite their efforts with the ministers and church officers in the proclamation of the gospel of salvation in Christ.  The goal of the department is to enlist each member in active service for the winning of souls for God.

Personal Ministries is a facet of the church whose origin can be traced to the beginning of Seventh-day Adventist® history in the 1860s. It endeavors to inspire, motivate, equip, train, and mobilize all members for dynamic Christian service with the conviction that “The church of Christ is organized for service” (Ministry of Healing, p. 148) and “Every son and daughter of God is called to be a missionary; we are called to the service of God and our fellow men” (The Ministry of Healing, p. 395).

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Personal Ministries Resources:

Special Study on the Righteousness of Christ

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