OUR PASTOR

PASTOR PAUL A. SCAVALLA

 
Pastor Paul Aldai Scavella is an administrator, evangelist and a family life expert and author.

 Pastor Paul as he is affectionately called was born March 15th, 1958. He began his education at Grant’s Town Seventh-day Adventist preschool on Wellington Street, after which he enrolled at Bahamas Academy Elementary School from grade one up until form two. His parents moved to La Sierra California in 1972-1973 where he attended La Sierra Jr. high school from which he graduated.  Shortly thereafter the family returned home to the Bahamas in 1973. Upon returning, he re-entered Bahamas Academy in form three and graduated from the institution in 1975.  

 

 

Upon completing High School, an audible call to the ministry led him to West Indies College, Mandeville, Jamaica from where He graduated with a B.Th in 1979.

 In July of the same year, he entered Pastoral ministry shortly after that ministerial internship was begun, under several outstanding senior pastors including, Pastors H.A. Roach, R.I. Hanna, and Roy A. Gordon. His first district assignment was to the Island of Abaco where he had the privilege to pastor in total five years.

 

In 1982 he returned to Seminary at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan to pursue a Master of Divinity degree, which was completed in 1985.

 

On December 3, 1989 he married the former Joan Davis of Old Harbor, Jamaica.  They have three adult children, Dr Paul A. Scavella 11, Paula-Jo Scavella an RN in the area of critical care serving at Advent Hospital in Orlando Florida, and Jo’Paul Scavella, a Math, and Music Major Senior, and recording artist at Oakwood University in Huntsville Alabama.  They also parent an adopted niece, Destiney Davis, along with many other young people.

 Upon returning home to the Bahamas, a full year of evangelistic engagements took place which carried him to the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and the United States. Subsequently, further ministry appointments carried this man of God to Kenya Africa, Poland, Canada, the US Virgin Island, Israel, to mention a few.

 

 He re-entered the Adventist work in 1986 assigned to Exuma where he pastored for a year.  Upon the heels of that assignment, the church requested his services to lead the Youth department of the conference from 1986-89 where he served with distinction. His passion is still evident today for young people. This appointment positioned pastor Paul to be selected to on the juvenile court panel, a member of the national youth advisory council of the Ministry of Youth, and the national drug council which he did up until 2014.

 

The gospel ministry has seen Pastor Paul serve in several of the Family Islands namely Abaco, Exuma, South Andros, Long Island and Grand Bahama, and minister in ninety five percent of the other Bahamian islands at some point in his ministry.

 Mission trips have since carried him to Kenya, Africa, Poland, England and Mexico, and throughout the Caribbean to name a few.

 

 Other departmental work for the church included, Community Services, Public Affairs, and Religious Liberty, Men’s Ministry Leader and field Secretary for the North Bahamas Region. 

 

Presently he serves as district Pastor for the Centreville church after giving leadership to the conference as President from November 2010 to November 4th, 2018.   His responsibilities included giving oversight to some 50 churches, the largest privately owned and operated Academy in the Inter-American Division of the Adventist church, and more than 20,000 members. Pastor Scavella never lost touch with the pastoral district as he always accepted a local church district during his entire presidency.

 In addition to the previously mentioned civic appointment’s Pastor Paul served on the National Educational Council to the Minister of Education Science and Technology, Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board for the Bahamas Academy in his conference. Most recently he has become a member of the International Coaching Federation a world organisation which fosters the group and certification of Christian Life Coaches.

 He is the founding director of Path to Life Vision Ministries which hosted a weekly radio program in Freeport Grand Bahama. The program continues to run a summer camp for children ages 5-16, presently providing five scholarships at the Conference’s Academy and numerous evangelistic exploits. Most recently Pastor Paul served for the host of the local TV program on ATV 653 Around the Conference which was widely viewed by the church and general public. Pastor Scavella is also credited with the establishing of the local Adventist Radio Station Word SBC 88.3

 

 His hobbies include counselling, table tennis, playing several musical instruments including the piano, guitar, and trombone. Listening to people and offering hope in a hopeless society and being a TV host.  

 

 Pastor Scavella is pursuing His Doctor of Ministry and has completed all his course work successfully with a focus in Biblical coaching on the campus of NCU at the IATS University. His thesis defense will defend His thesis in June of this year with the view of graduating in August 2019.

 

 Favourite text:    Psalm 16:11 (Thou wilt shew me the path of life: In thy presence is the fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”) 

 He Loves people, especially little people.   His motto is “Lord make me an instrument of thy Love.”

Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church

Fifth Terrace off Collins Ave., Centreville Nassau Bahamas

(242) 322-4050 or (242) 325-3097

centrevillechurchbahamas@gmail.com

Close Menu