Jeremiah 3:15 – “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
God has provided leadership to the church with the role of the pastor. As God also commissioned his disciples to go and teach, thus the role of the pastor is the same.
The pastors of the Bermuda Conference are listed below:
Pastor Cyril Millett
Pastor Cyril Millett has been a Youth Pastor for over twenty-five years. He is currently serving as a pastor and Youth Ministries Director in the Bermuda Conference. Prior to this appointment in his native land of Bermuda, Pastor Millett worked as the Youth Ministries Director in Ontario, Canada. In addition to pastoral ministry he has served as a high school teacher, high school chaplain, Man’s Ministries Director, Campus Ministries Director and Camp Ministries Director, in Québec and Ontario, Canada.
Pastor Millett is a graduate of Berkeley Institute, and the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University in Michigan. He was ordained to pastoral ministry in Quebec, Canada, where he started pastoring before being invited to Ontario to work as a chaplain at Kingsway College, an Adventist boarding high school.
Throughout his ministerial experience, Pastor Millett has emphasised service alongside young people. This focus has led him to share God’s love for teens and young adults in congregations across Canada, England, the West Indies, Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and across the United States.
Pastor Millett has trained teens, young adults and youth leaders in the areas of discipleship and leadership. He has conducted scores of workshops on teen, young adult, parenting and family life issues.
Pastor Millett is an advocate for youth and their leaders. He was the chair the Canadian Adventist Youth Advisory. He also served on the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist’s Youth Director’s Council.
Pastor Millett has written youth ministry articles for the Journal of Adventist Education, The Collegiate Quarterly, and The Canadian Adventist Messenger among other publications. He was a contributing author to the books, “The ABZ’s of Adventist Youth Ministry” and “The Word on Campus.”
Pastor Millett has been married for thirty-two years to the lovely Glenda Francis. Glenda is an avid gardener and superb cook. Her background is in dental hygiene. For several years she worked as one of the girls’ deans at Kingsway College in Ontario, Canada. Pastor Millett and his wife have one son, Justin, a graduate of Avondale College in Australia. Justin now resides in Ontario, Canada.
In February of 2013, “PM,” as he is sometimes called, started pastoring and serving as the Youth Director in the Bermuda Conference.
PM enjoys reading and, when he finds the time, designing group activities with spiritual lessons.
One of this pastor’s greatest joys is to see young people fully committed to the highest ideals and spiritual values while serving in their communities with distinction. He lives to fulfill the mandate of Psalm 71:18 – to declare God’s power to the next generation.
Pastor David Steede II
Pastor D. Randolph Wilson
Pastor Damon Hendrickson
Damon E. Hendrickson was born on the island of Bermuda. He is the proud son of Tammy Hendrickson and Wesley Wilson. He is married to the former Shellé Thompson and they have two children, Damacio and Shelléa.
He began his education at St. David’s Primary school and completed his high school education at Garden State Academy in Tranquility, NJ.
In 2002 he received his Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology, with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry from Columbia Union College. He later completed his Master’s of Divinity at Andrews University Theological Seminary.
He has served as Associate Pastor of the Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist Church and Interim Pastor of Restoration Ministries. He has also served as the Associate Youth Director and the Youth Director of the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Pastor Hendrickson is the current Pastor of the Restoration Ministries and the Rockaway Seventh-day Adventist Churches.
Pastor DeJaun Tull
William DeJaun Tull was born on the 10th of May in 1981 to William and Rovenia Tull. The second of three children, DeJaun attended Bermuda Institute from Kindergarten through Grade 12, becoming a graduate in the year 2000. This school would become the impetus for his ministry, the answers to his marital prayers, and an evangelical extension of his pulpit.
At an early age, others sensed DeJaun’s call to ministry; however, his passion lay elsewhere. As a young teenager, if you asked what he wanted to do in life, he would have responded, “I want to be an American football player.”
But God had other plans for his life. These plans would commence while Tull was enrolled in the eleventh Grade at Bermuda Institute. Although hesitant, unforeseen circumstances led DeJaun to preach for a Bermuda Institute Day. This sermon would not just challenge the seventeen year old teenager to script his first message, but would challenge the course of his life. It was at this time that he acknowledged and accepted the call to the ministry.
Upon graduating from Bermuda Institute, he would attend Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Theology in May 2004. In 2005 he attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan where in 2008 he would receive a Masters’ Degree in Divinity with an Emphasis in Church Growth and Evangelism. While at Andrews, DeJaun led and organized his fellow theology students to conduct a Contemporary Evangelistic series “Escaping the Matrix” where he baptized souls for Christ.
Evangelism outside of the pulpit has helped to expand Tull’s ministry in a big way. Having served as the Youth Pastor for the Inner City youth of Benton Harbour, Michigan in 2006-2007 and as Youth Director for teens in the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in 2008-2010, his service would segue into his call to evangelize Bermuda’s youth. Returning to his alma mater, Pastor Tull for 6 years volunteered his time teaching the same grade level where he answered his call just 15 years ago. His practical methods heighten his lectures. He challenged his students to create youth services to recruit prodigal youth back to God. He has invited other Religions into the classroom to encourage his students to defend both his students and guests’ personal beliefs. His classroom was known to be lively as students engage in critical thinking. He did all of this, while serving as full time Pastor and at that time holding the post of Youth Director then Sabbath School Director for the Bermuda Conference.
Bermuda Institute would not just provide DeJaun with his call to ministry, but his helpmate as well. A man of much faith, he prayed for the Lord to give him the right woman as he pursued the ministry. Little did he know that the woman the Lord would provide, would be one of his best friends from high school, LaToya Jarrett, now, the third grade teacher at Bermuda Institute. From their union would derive three children, Yasmine, Sariah and Josiah.
Pastor Tull has grown to really love the Lord and is in full surrender to His will. His motto is: “Where You lead, I will follow.” Like Jesus, he prays, “Not my will but Your will be done.” One such surrender prepared him to organize, with his church, a number of evangelistic series’ (Days of Elijah, Solved Mystery, and Come Out of Babylon). The series being so acclaimed that the messages were later broadcasted along the airwaves of Bermuda’s Cable Visions Channel 80 and has caused gang members, Youth, Young and Old to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
On September 28th 2014 Pastor DeJaun Tull was elected to serve as Executive Secretary of the Bermuda Conference. As of January 3, 2015 he serves as Pastor of the church of his upbringing the Southampton Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Ultimately Pastor DeJaun Tull wants to share Gods truth and the good news of His Kingdom: “JESUS SAVES”.
Pastor Héctor Quiñónes
Pastor Jimmy Ferguson
Pastor Jimmy Ferguson has studied Theology (Oakwood College/University) and acquired a Master of Divinity Degree (Andrews University). In addition to the work the Lord has called him to do in the United States, Paster Ferguson has travelled the world, including Asia, Europe, Carribean, and South America, conducting evangelistic meetings, baptisting hundreds of precious souls and ministering to thousands. He brings to Devonshire SDA Church a weatlh of experience from serving in the Alleghany East Conference of SDA’s for over twenty years including pastoring churches in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and lastly before taking up the mantle in Bermuda the historic Dupont Park SDA Church in Washington DC (where he served as senior pastor). He has served on many boards. Some of those boards included Oakwood College, Andrews Universit, Camp Meeting Cordinator, AEC Education Board and AEC nominating committee, Pastoral Advisor to Ministry Magazine and Columbia Union Office of Creative Ministries, GC Executive Committee and North American Divsion Executive Committee.
At the head of Pastor Ferguson’s life is his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at the center of his affections is his lovely wife, the former Shereen Caines of Bermuda, and their three children – J’Mae (18), Simeon (15) and Seth (9).
Favorite Scripture: 2 Peter 1:16, “For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
Pastor Kenneth Manders (President)
Pastor Kenneth L. Manders served the Bermuda Mission (now Conference) as a literature evangelist from 1980-1984. He furthered his training in the gospel ministry at Oakwood College from 1988-1992 and graduated with a B.A. in Theology. While at Oakwood College he was awarded the Mosley/Warren Homiletical and Preaching Award for the class of 1992.
Pastor Manders received a call to serve as the associate pastor of the Southampton Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1995. He was also assigned to serve as the Youth Director for the Bermuda Conference, a post he held for six years. In 1997 he was assigned to the Somerset Seventh-day Adventist Church where the Lord blessed in soul winning for five years.
Pastor Manders presently serves as the President for Bermuda Conference and interim pastor for the Somerset Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Pastor Michelle Hill
Pastor Ulric Hetsberger
Pastor Hetsberger was born to Ulric and Claire Hetsberger in beautiful Georgetown, Guyana. He left Guyana at the age of eight, and moved to sunny Barbados and graduated from Louis Lynch High School at the age of fifteen. It was in Barbados, he gave his heart to God and was baptized.
Pastor Hetsberger then moved to Maryland and pursued a degree in Business Finance. It was at the age of seventeen, he felt the call of God upon his life to become a minister and promptly changed his major to theology, at the Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University). He matriculated at the famed Oakwood University for a year and returned to Columbia Union College to finish his degree in theology and continued his academic growth at Andrews University, completing his Masters of Divinity in 2005.
Pastor Hetsberger has had the honor to serve as conference director in the departments of Community Service, stewardship and currently family life in the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Pastor Hetsberger is happily married to the love of his life, Ruth Barnum. She is a distinguished educator. They are parents of twin daughters, Elizabeth and Grace.
His pastoral experience began within the Bermuda Conference as pastor of the Pembroke Church, where he was known for avid community involvement and soul winning. He was called to the Restoration Ministries where he pastored innovatively for three years.
Pastor Hetsberger is currently serves as pastor of the Midland Heights Church. He is passionate about leading souls to God and preaching the Word. His motto is: “Service, service, service. Service to God and service to man.”