Seventh-day Adventist Church
We Live, We Love, We Serve.
Founded in 1948, Mavis Bank Seventh-day Adventist Church stands as a beacon of faith in the rustic hills of St. Andrew. We are a place of prayer, peace and joy to all who join us. Our community is richly diverse, with people of different ages and backgrounds coming together to worship and serve together. We welcome all individuals seeking God’s love and our doors are open to every soul seeking to welcome Jesus into their heart.
Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS ACCEPT THE BIBLE AS THE ONLY SOURCE OF OUR BELIEFS. WE CONSIDER OUR MOVEMENT TO BE THE RESULT OF THE PROTESTANT CONVICTION SOLA SCRIPTURA—THE BIBLE AS THE ONLY STANDARD OF FAITH AND PRACTICE FOR CHRISTIANS.
Currently, Adventists hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories—the doctrines of God, man, salvation, the church, the Christian life and last day events. In each teaching, God is the architect, who in wisdom, grace and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.
Meet Our Pastor
Pastor Romaine Richardson is the resident Pastor of the Mavis Bank District of Churches in East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Nestled in the cool side of St. Andrew, the Mavis Bank District of Churches is comprised of Content Gap, Ginger Piece, Hagley Gap and Mavis Bank Seventh-day Adventist Churches, with over six hundred members. He serves in this district with his beautiful wife Melissa Richardson, who is a Registered Nurse at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
Pastor Richardson was born in the parish of St. Catherine in the cool country side of Duxes, Point Hill. He spent his formative years in Seaview Gardens and attended the Seaview Gardens Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he held numerous offices, serving as Assistant Personal Ministries Director, Assistant Adventist Youth Leader, Assistant Drill Instructor for the Pathfinder’s Club and also as a Deacon and Pathfinder teacher. He also served as a member of the Seaview Gardens Youth Council and the Seaview Gardens Citizens Association.
He holds a Diploma in Paralegal Studies, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of Northern Caribbean University where he studied Religion and Theology and now holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree. During his college years, he served on the United Students Movement Disciplinary Committee and the Citizenship Committee as the Assistant Director of Election Policy and Constitution Reform. He was also a parliamentarian for the EJC Club and United Student Movement Senator of Northern Caribbean University.
He earned his Lay Preaching certificate from the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, as well as a Certificate in Student Leadership from Northern Caribbean University and a Certificate in Leadership from the Kiwanis Club. As of June 2016, he holds a Certificate of Ordination as an Elder from the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. His pastoral internship traversed various districts including Golden Spring, Rollington Town, Morant Bay, Kencot, Macedonia, Hagley Park, Washington Gardens and Andrews Memorial.
He is the founder of the program ‘Real Talk’, which is hosted on YouTube. A program designed to empower and prepare people to overcome their challenges in the Christian realm; accomplish their vision and goals and to fulfill their purpose.
Sharing the message of hope and faith, it is the vision of Pastor Richardson that through innovative and unique ministry outreach, a rock solid Christ centered culture will be forged thus creating people who cannot be destroyed!