Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church is the oldest Adventist Church in The Bahamas having started officially in 1911 almost twenty years after the first literature evangelist came to The Bahamas in 1893.
In 1893 C. H. Richards, a literature evangelist (colporteur) and his wife arrived in Nassau, The Bahamas. The first to accept the Adventist Message was William Charles Antonio and his wife. Antonio at the time was the superintendent of a Baptist Church. After reading the books sold my C. H. Richards and studying the Bible he was convinced about the Adventist beliefs. A Sabbath School began in the Antonio home soon after they were baptized and continued for ten years. All of the Antonio family became Adventists. A few of the descendants are still members of the Centreville Church today. Some are members of other Adventist churches in The Bahamas or serving and missionaries on other islands.
JESUS BRIDGED THE GAP
In 1909, the first full-time Missionary came to the Bahamas. He was W. A. Sweany. He conducted an evangelist series in the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall on Meeting Street and soon after the first baptism in 1911 he organised the first church. After he left, Pastor J. H. Smith came to the Bahamas (1913). The first church first worshiped on Meeting Street and moved to Shirley Street in 1914. It moved to it’s present site on Fifth Terrace, Collins Avenue in 1962. Visitors from all denominations and social backgrounds are welcome to visit. We are a closely-knit family bound together by Agape love.
We hope to see you this Saturday to partake in our 9:00 am song service, our 10:00 am Sabbath School and our 11:00 am main service.
Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church
Fifth Terrace off Collins Ave., Centreville Nassau Bahamas
(242) 322-4050 or (242) 325-3097