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Bahamian Female Adventist Pastors
Last update August 9, 2021 by Barrington H. Brennen
(info@soencouragement.org  or  1-242-477-4002 Cell or WhatsApp)

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Pastor Elisa Rahming Pastor Charise Gardiner Pastor Anastasia Ferguson-Bansie Pastor Natalie Roberts Pastor Alareece Collie
   
 

 

 

Pastor Charise Gardiner
Position:
Interim senior pastor at Eagle Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church, Los Angeles, California, USA
Social Status: Married
Years of Service:
Ministerial Status:
 Ordained
Qualifications:
Contact: 
 1-323-257-5803
Family of Origin:  
Born in Nassau, The Bahamas to the late Dr. Leslie Nembhard and   

Her Life:  Pastor Cherise is a talkative, bookish, tennis enthusiast who loves God and Godís people. Her life experiences, education, and a mind for Godís Kingdom here on earth, all inform her ministry and enable her to reach others with humor, warmth, transparency and strength.

Pastor Cherise is passionate about the power of the Gospel to transform lives. Her life is dedicated to living by example and encouraging men and women how to live up to their full potential in Christ.

Cherise married her college sweetheart Hugh Gardner who is the balancing factor in her ministry. Together they are raising their amazing daughter Katelyn. Outside of work, Cherise enjoys spending time with her family and their monster dog Miss Mia, going to amusement parks with her daughter Katelyn, singing aloud to Christian music in her car (the only time her singing is appreciated), and creating innovative prayer stations.

Watch Her:
Chapel Week 24 April 29, 2021


 

 

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Pastor Anastacia Ferguson-Bansie
Position:
Associate pastor at Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church located in Columbia, Maryland, USA
Social Status: Married
Years of Service:  to present
Ministerial Status:
 Commissioned/Ordained
Qualifications:
Masters of Divinity, Andrews University, Michigan
Contact:   
pastoranastacia@atholton.org 
Family of Origin:  Native of the Bahamas born to Wilfred and Angela Ferguson

Her Life:   Anastacia Ferguson-Bansie is an international speaker, motivator, innovator and lover of God. She is a native of The Bahamas. She currently serves as the Womenís Ministries Director of the Chesapeake Conference of Seventh-day Adventist and Associate Pastor of the Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church in Columbia, Maryland, specializing in Childrenís and Youth Ministries.

Anastacia is also the producer and host of Graceville Ė a series of character building Bible based videos designed to lead children to Jesus. www.youtube.com/c/gracevilleministries 

She served as a district pastor and school chaplain in The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands. Her appointment to serve in The Bahamas signaled a historic change, as she became their first female pastor in that conference. During her tenure in ministry she was blessed with the opportunity to serve as Chaplain of the Pathfinder Cooperation in The Bahamas, Childrenís Ministry Director and member of the Board of Education in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Where she later founded Straight Talk Ministries in the Turks and Caicos Islands designed to motivate, educate and develop young people spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

Pastor Anastacia graduated with a Master of Divinity from Andrews University where she served as Childrenís Ministry Director of the Center for Youth Evangelism (Lake Union), Graduate Assistant, Childrenís Pastor and Vice-President of Spiritual Affairs for the Womenís Clergy Network and Chaplain of the Black Students Association.

She is married to Hopeton Bansie and is the mother of one amazingly brilliant toddler.

She loves reading, watching a good movie and hanging out with family and friends. She is also passionate about making Jesus simply irresistible to children and young people.

Watch Her:
Unshackled  May 8, 2021
It's Time to God  April 10, 2021

   
 

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Pastor Alareece Collie
Position: Executive pastor at the Walla Walla University Church
Walla Walla Washington, USA
Social Status: Single
Year of Service: 2015 to present
Ministerial Status:  Commissioned/Ordained
Qualifications: Masters in Divinity, Andrews University, Michigan

Contact: 1-509-527-2836
Family of Origin:

Her Life: Pastor Alareece Collie grew up in South Andros, Bahamas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Spanish, and a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary. Prior to entering full-time ministry, she worked as an international banker. An avid reader, Alareece is also passionate about traveling and experiencing new cultures.

Watch Her:
Whatever Became of Faithfulness? July 31, 2021
Living Above the Circumstances  November 2020

 

 

 

 


 

   
 

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Pastor Natalie Roberts
Position:
Youth pastor
Social Status: Married
Years of Service:
Ministerial Status:
 Licensed Minister
Qualifications:
Contact:
Family of Origin:

Her Life:

 

 

 

 

Watch Her:
Asking to Give  September 26, 2020
All or Nothing  December 12, 2020

   
 

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Pastor Elisa Rahming
Position:
Chief Financial Officer, Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Social Status: Single
Years of Service:  
Florida Conference in 2007; started serving as CFO/Treasurer in January, 2018
Ministerial Status:  Commissioned/Ordained
Qualifications:  BA in Accounting, Masters in Business Administration, Certified Public Accountant.  She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA
Contact: 
elisa.rahming@floridaconference.com    407-644-5000 ext 2200
Family of Origin:  Central Andros Island, The Bahamas.  Her parents are
Edmund and Emily Rahming

Her Life:  Elisa Rahming was born to Edmund and Emily Rahming in Nassau, Bahamas, and is the last of three children. Her siblings and their families: sister, Edlyn married to Darrington with son, Shiloh, and brother, Edmund Jr. married to Devincia with son, Seth, are all very dear to her.

She learned about Jesus and His love for her in her early years at home, in Sabbath School at Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church (The Bahamas), and school at Bahamas Academy of Seventh-day Adventist. She was baptized in the ocean at the age of 12 during a crusade held by the late Pastor Gordon Martinborough. Elisa grew up in a business-oriented home and pursued an accounting degree, first at the University of the Bahamas (formerly College of the Bahamas) and then Southern Adventist University. She also earned an MBA degree from Georgia State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

As she grew closer to God, He revealed her lifeís purpose, which resulted in the following personal mission statement: Sharing insight, principles, and truths to encourage dreams and closer relationships with God and others. During her first mission trip to Brazil in 2009, she experienced her first taste of pastoral ministry in sharing truths, preaching her first sermon, and ministering to the members. She was blessed to travel for three other mission trips to Peru, Malawi, and Guam where she shared Godís word and saw many accept Jesus as their personal Savior as a result of Him working through her.

In 2015, she felt God's call on her life for pastoral ministry while participating in the Holy Land Experience in Orlando for an office event. She was meditatively listening to a Charles Spurgeon sermon and distinctly heard God's call and desire to use her further and deeper in ministry. Today, God is still leading in this direction and purpose as she preaches, teaches, and shares Godís love. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Pastoral Ministries from Andrews University and also recently published a 31-day inspirational devotional book entitled, God, My Strength. She also currently serves as the Treasurer/CFO of Florida Conference.  Read entire script.

Watch Her:
The Delight of a King   December 8, 2018
Stewardship  December 14, 2020

 

 

   

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