Our pastor, Joshua Deonarine, has been assigned to Sharon SDA church since October 2018. He is ordained to the gospel ministry and passionate about saving souls and preparing for the soon coming of Jesus. He is a native of Guyana who lived and worked in Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Tortola and presently here in the USA. His favorite bible verse is Joshua 24:15, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Pastor Deonarine holds degrees in Bachelor of Business Administration (University of Southern Caribbean, Trinidad), Master of Divinity (Andrews Theological Seminary, MI), Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, NY). He is a board-certified Chaplain, Pastoral Counselor, and Diplomate Supervisor with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.
Dr. Deonarine is married for over 22 years to Jemimah, a certified elementary school teacher with Northeastern Conference and a PhD in Education, candidate. Together they have three grown children, Joanna (2020 graduate of Andrews University with bachelor’s degrees in Music and Biology-Premed), Joshua Joash (Finance Major, Andrews University) and Josiah (2020 graduate of Greater New York Academy).
Dr. Deonarine has been pastoring in the Northeastern conference since 2003. Prior to accepting his present assignment, he has organized, and pastored the Agape Seventh-day Adventist in Richmond Queens, NY, for 15 years.
Our pastor is a medical missionary whose life has been transformed by the teachings of the Bible and writings of E.G. White. He has been modeling and teaching healthy lifestyle practices to our congregation and beyond. He loves gardening, music, reading, exploring new places and technologies, and meeting people.
Come, visit us, and meet our pastor and his family. You will enjoy his dynamic preaching, insightful teaching, and friendly personality. Perhaps, you may even join him on Sabbaths for a warm, vegetarian lunch.
Hope to see you soon!