The East End Seventh-day Adventist Church
The East End Seventh-day Adventist Church has the distinction of being the very first congregation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Cayman Islands. The church was founded in the year 1894 after Gilbert McLaughlin, a Caymanian sea captain, returned to his homeland with the Advent message following his conversion in Bonacca, Honduras. Standing true to his convictions despite a tide of opposition, Captain McLaughlin donated land in East End for the construction of the Islands’ first Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The East End Temple stands today, as a lasting testimony to the enduring strength of those who pioneered the message in the Cayman Islands. The modern edifice, located almost on the pristine white sand beach of East End, is home to approximately one hundred and forty members. It boasts an active Community Services Department and fosters cordial relationships with members of the wider community. Pastor Reinaldo Dracket was recently asked to provide pastoral leadership to the church family. He is ably assisted by Elder Winston Bodden who presently serves as the First Elder and, a team of warm, hospitable officers committed to the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.