Senior Pastor

Pastor Newton King was installed as the senior pastor of the Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist church on August 7, 2010. He is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and a product of Adventist Christian education from elementary school to university. He graduated from the University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad with a Bachelors in Theology and subsequently graduated from Andrews University Berrien Springs, Michigan and Western Michigan University with Masters in Religion and Psychology, respectively.

He has pastored for 28 years both in the South Caribbean Conference and in Orlando, Florida where the Lord has blessed his ministry in numerous ways. He has also practiced psychology with the State of Michigan for 8 years.

Newton King has been married for 37 yrs to the former Syllette Billingy who is a physician specialized in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. They have two children a daughter, Hersha who is now deceased and a son Newton Jr.

Pastor King has teamed up with his wife in presenting marriage and family seminars as well as youth empowerment programs. But their number one passion is leading souls to Christ and teaching others to do so. They are strong supporters of Christian education. They love the Lord and look forward to his soon return. The Kings enjoy outdoor activities- swimming, cycling, hiking, walking and also international travel.

The Maranatha church family welcomes Pastor and Dr. King. Together, under God’s leadership we look forward with confidence to the future as we seek to share God’s love with others.

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Associate Pastor

Pastor Guibert Etienne was born to Haitian parents in Nassau, Bahamas and grew up on the island Eleuthera. It was there that he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at the age of 8. He transitioned from the Bahamas to the United States in 1990 and settled in North Miami Beach, Florida where he attended middle school and high school. Throughout those years he remained active in church as a youth department leader, Sabbath school teacher and Deacon.

From high school he attended the University of Florida where he received a undergraduate studies in Exercise Sports Sciences with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Health Science Education. Two years post graduation he married the former Cindy-Ann P. Storey of Trinidad and Tobago, a graduate of Oakwood University and the University of Florida. Upon marriage the Etienne’s began to attend the Maranatha SDA church in Miami Gardens, FL and remained there for 6 years prior to moving to the seminary.

During their 6 years at Maranatha, Cindy and Guibert were able to birth and raise three children under the grace of God. God also enabled Pastor Etienne to acquire two master degrees: a Masters in Public Health, and a Masters in Business Administration. During their stay at Maranatha, God was preparing his family and himself for ministry. In 2008, the family moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan, where Guibert studied theology at Andrews University Theological Seminary. The experience there was life altering, for both him and his family, which grew to four children upon their return to Maranatha.

Now, they have returned full circle to Miami and to Maranatha Church, to work under the leadership of Pastor Newton King and his wife Dr. Syllette King. They are excited to be home and work with the Maranatha leadership and members, in drawing many individuals to Christ.

Pastor Etienne had this to say: “It is our expressed goal to support Pastor King and the Maranatha SDA Church as we move from membership to discipleship; but not simply disciples but reproducing disciples.”

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