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 descendents 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.
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
organized the first church. After
he left Pastor J. H. Smith came
to the Bahamas (1913).
church first worshipped on Meeting
Street and moved to Shirley Street in
1914. It moved to its present
site on Fifth Terrace Collins Ave in
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 this Saturday to partake in our 9:00
a.m. song service,
our 10:00 a.m. Sabbath School and our
11:00 a.m. main service. If you are
unable to make it you can still worship
with us by clicking the link here to
listen to our divine 11:00 am service