Our Pastors

Pastor Daviceto Swaby

Dr Daviceto Swaby has been active for God since his childhood and has always known he was called by God to the Gospel Ministry. He started his formal ministry in the East Jamaica Conference in 1987 when he graduated from Northern Caribbean University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion. His ministry in the East Jamaica Conference was very successful and he pastored over thirty churches, winning hundreds of souls to the Kingdom of God. He immigrated to Canada in 2008 where he continued his work for God conducting several Evangelistic and Family Life Series in the provinces of Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario. Dr. Swaby was the Pastor of the Kingston and the Brockville Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Eastern Ontario, where his strong belief in community outreach led to the church’s participation in the annual Kingston Fair and the inauguration of the Kingston Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Annual Family Fun Fair. He was a strong source of spiritual guidance and motivation to individuals within the Federal Correctional Institutions in the Greater Kingston and surrounding Areas. In addition to his Bachelor’s Degree, Pastor Swaby holds a Master’s Degree in Religion from Andrews University and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia. He is also a trained Conflict Mediation Specialist. A lover of the Word of God, he holds Philippians 4:13 dear to his heart: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. He depends on God for his strength and vision, and seeks to glorify him in all he does. A Husband and Father, he has been married to Donna Swaby for 27 years. Together, they have an adult son, Oraine.

Phone: +1 416-526-1796

Pastor Shawn Ellis

Heeding God’s call to serve Him, Shawn Ellis has given up a successful career as a toxicologist and president of an environmental consulting company to serve as the Assistant Pastor at the AppleCreek SDA Church in the Ontario Conference.

Shawn holds a Bachelors of Science specializing in Toxicology and a Masters of Science specializing in Occupational and Environmental Health.
Shawn also holds a Masters’ in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University in Michigan.
Shawn’s spiritual journey began in 2006. Following his baptism, he made personal commitment to God to say “Yes” to whatever He asked of him.
It began with Spiritual Gift workshops and continued with becoming a Bible Worker and a Lay Evangelist. However, God was calling him to more.
When Shawn was accepted into studies for Pastoral Ministry, like the disciples in Luke 5, he abandoned his “fishing nets” of his consulting company of 20 years to follow his Saviour.
He knew that God wanted him to be a fisher of men.  Shawn loves evangelism and is constantly looking for new ways to Share Christ with the world.
He has preached and done workshops all over Canada, parts of the US, the Caribbean and even in the United Kingdom. His presentation style incorporates multi media that helps him reach both the young and the young at heart for Jesus. Shawn has been married to his wife Lian for the past 8 years and has three children Sophia, Shanice and Devon.