Meet the Pastors

Dr. Daviceto A. C. Swaby

         Dr. Daviceto Swaby is a spiritual leader with thirty six years of pastoral ministry experience.  His journey began in Jamaica and for the last thirteen years he has been a pastor in the Ontario Conference. 

          Since his move to Canada, he has been involved in ministry in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.  Through out his years of service many lives have been changed by his ministry, and hundreds have given their hearts to the Lord. 

           In addition to his bachelor’s degree in Theology obtained from the Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica, he holds a master’s degree in Religion from Andrews University and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. He has also studied at the  United Theological College of the West Indies. Alongside his ministry and pastoral work, Pastor Swaby is a former adjunct assistant professor at Northern Caribbean University, for which he taught for ten years, and has also served as a Justice of the Peace in Jamaica.

           During his tenure as the pastor of the Kingston and the Brockville Seventh-day Adventist Churches he was deeply involved in Prison Ministries where he provided volunteer chaplaincy services in six Correctional Institutions in the Kingston region of Ontario.

           Pastor Swaby comes to us from the Apple Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church in Markham, Ontario where he served as the senior pastor for the last six and a half years. He is a trained mediation specialist and continues to be involved in Prison Ministries as well as a number of community organizations and believes in the value of quality service. Pastor Swaby is also a former President and Professional Growth Director for the Greater Toronto Adventist Ministerial Association, and he also served on the Toronto Adventist District School Board.

           In January 2019, he was honored by the city of Markham, Ontario for outstanding church and community leadership. He is also a member of the Markham Prayer Breakfast Committee. Dr. Swaby and his wife Donna have been married for Thirty three years and they have an adult son.

           He lives by the words of Philippians 4:13; “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” He loves the Lord with all his heart and is confident that as he depends on God for his strength and vision, God will be glorified through his ministry.

Pastor Malik Smith

        Pastor Malik Smith was born in the beautiful island of Jamaica at Andrews Memorial Hospital, a Seventh-day Adventist Hospital, in the capital city of Kingston. He came to Ontario, Canada at the age of 4, and grew up in the suburbs near Toronto. He is the oldest of three sons. According to his father, “One for the Father, one for the Son and one for the Spirit.”

        He is a product of Christian education through all of his studies. He is a proud graduate of Crawford Adventist Academy in Toronto which he attended between grades 7-12. He then pursued his tertiary studies in Religion and Theology at Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica.

        The call for ministry came at a very young age when he was somewhere between 7-9 years old and he has never departed from it. He truly enjoys preaching the word and takes it as a solemn duty to preach truth wherever he goes. He is passionate about and places emphasis on prophecy, the sanctuary, church doctrine, evangelism, and preserving the identity of God’s remnant church in these times. He is also passionate about the youth of the church and seeing them truly fulfill the divine purpose God has for youth in these times.

        In addition, he is very musical as he enjoys singing and playing the piano among other musical abilities. These talents given him by God are a unique part of his ministry. He greatly enjoys using these talents given him by God to the honour and glory of God.

        Pastor Smith started his ministry here in the Ontario Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He was previously assigned as the Assistant Pastor at the Brampton Seventh-day Adventist Church in June of 2022. He has been serving as our Assistant Pastor at the Toronto Perth Seventh-Day Adventist Church since February of 2024.

        One of his favourite Bible verses, Psalm 27:4, expresses his foremost desire by God’s grace to live with Jesus in heaven. It is his desire as well to help prepare people for the kingdom of heaven.