Meet the Pastor and First Lady

Pastor Alva and Lady Elaine Donaldson were born in the sunny Island of Jamaica West Indies. They migrated to Freeport Grand Bahamas in 1966, and later that year they received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. On March 12, 1967, they were united together in marriage, and became actively involved in the Church Of God 7th Day. They were blessed with five wonderful children and ten beautiful grandchildren.

During their faithful walk with the Lord, Pastor Donaldson was appointed and ordained Evangelist in 1971 by his spiritual father, Pastor Joseph Garvey. With such passion and enthusiasm, Pastor and Lady Donaldson were privileged to minister to many people in the Grand Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Island.

In 1973, they returned to their native homeland, Jamaica, where their zeal for God and their love for His people brought them to a higher level in Evangelism. They were given the mantle and baton by the Jamaican Conference of The Church of God 7th Day, to minister and to win souls for the Lord.

In 1977, the man of God was appointed and ordained Pastor by their spiritual leaders Pastors T.J. Madden and G.N. Wallen.  In that same year, Pastor Donaldson was appointed as the secretary of the Jamaica Conference Church Board.  Pastor and Lady Donaldson were overseers for three churches; Red Hill COG (7th Day), George Town COG (7th Day), and Warrick Castle COG (7th Day). Armed with the word of God, they have developed a comprehensive approach to minister in such a time as this.

In 1980, with much prayer and with the Lord’s direction, Pastor and Lady Donaldson migrated to the United States, and became members of the Church of COG (7th Day) of Palm Beach. This body of Christ was still in her infancy under the leadership of Pastors L. Wedderburn and Samuel Mclean. Equipped for the journey Pastor and Lady Donaldson were able to work with these Pastors and help build the work of the Lord. In 1990, he became the Senior Pastor and teacher.

Recognized within the community they have obtained honors and awards to include: Citizen Award by the Delray Beach City Manager, and other citations from sources, entities and ministries. They are involved with the Family Life Ministries, Spiritual Way Youth Conference (North Carolina Annual Retreat), Married Couple’s conferences in local and national churches, and they continue to be involved in all areas of ministries.

Their current ministerial endeavors include planning for the construction of a new sanctuary, a Fellowship Hall and a Day Care Center in the City of Greenacres.  Their prayers and mission is to teach the word of God and to rise up and build to the glory of God. (Nehemiah 2:18) 

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