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 Nicholas Patrick
Pastor Nicholas Patrick is native of the beautiful island of Jamaica. Growing up in the Seventh-Day Adventist church, he developed his love and commitment for ministry. Pastor Patrick is a graduate from Northern Caribbean University with a Bachelors of Arts in Religion and Theology, and a minor in Psychology. Shortly after graduating, he migrated to Canada to pursue higher education, where he earned a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from McMaster Divinity College, with an emphasis on Spiritual Care and Counselling. His youthful and spirited personality has won him the love and trust of his parishioners, as he often goes above and beyond the call of duties. His training in counseling has prepared him to be a good listener, firm, and caring to the spiritual needs of the members.
Nickolas Patrick is a dynamic expositor of the Word of God and has had many opportunities to preach in the Caribbean, Europe and across North America. As part of his role as a leader, he is dedicated to fostering continuity with young and old, embracing change (which is inevitable), and building community relations which leads to community involvement.
In his spare time Pastor Patrick enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. He is also a sport enthusiast, a fan of Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Track and currently developing a likeness for Baseball and Football.
His golden rule suggests the following, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” He believes that hurt people, hurt people, and healed people, heal people. Hence, his desire is to lead people to a mature, holistic relationship with Jesus, the true source of healing and transformation.