PUBLISHING MINISTRIES
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Pastor Peter Kerr was born in the parish of St. Catherine, Jamaica. He received his early education at the York Street All Age School and at the Willodene High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Theology degree from West Indies College (now Northern Caribbean University) and his Master of Arts in Religion from Andrews University.

Pastor Kerr began his early ministry in the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, serving as an intern in the Spanish Town district of churches and later in the South Manchester district of churches. He pastored the South Clarendon, May Pen, Portmore, and Old Harbour district of churches before accepting the call to serve as a missionary to the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Pastor Kerr served the Turks and Caicos Islands Mission of Seventh-day Adventists as district pastor, departmental director, and mission president. During his twenty-year tenure as mission president, he saw the membership of the mission increase from one hundred and nineteen (119) in 1990 to over two thousand two hundred (2200) and the number of churches from three (3) in to eight (8) organized churches and two (2) companies in 2010. In addition, the mission was blessed with one (1) primary school, one (1) high school, and a camp site.

Pastor Kerr was a highly respected leader in the Turks and Caicos Islands, having served the community as chaplain for Her Majesty’s Prison, Grand Turk (2009-2010); member of the Turks & Caicos Community College Board (2010); member of the Board of Higher Education (2007-2009); member of the National Drug Council (1992-1997); and member of the Education Advisory Committee, Turks and Caicos Islands (2006).

In November 2010, Pastor Kerr was appointed as the executive secretary for the Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists (ATCU), the administrative office that oversees the work of the Adventist church in the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

He is married to Jennifer (nee Coleman), and they have two (2) adult children, Ava-Dayne and Andre, son-in-law, Mark, and two (2) beautiful granddaughters, Amoy and Amylia
The publishing ministries department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church exists to proclaim, through the printed and electronic media, the gospel of hope to the whole world.
Motto: “Bringing Hope Into Every Home.”
The department aims to:

  • Recruit, train, and motivate literature evangelists to live transformed lives in Christ.

  • Uplift and dignify people through better living - spiritually, physically, and socially- thus preparing them for the world to come.

  • Strengthen and equip everyone, through training, to share the good news of Jesus and His second coming.

  • Strengthen personal faith through the spiritual nurture that comes from sharing the light with others.

E. G. White says, "There are many places in which the voice of the minister cannot be heard, places which can be reached only by our publications, the books, papers, and tracts filled with the Bible truths that the people need." She has also reminded us that "This is the very work that God would have His people do at this time .... introducing our publications into families, conversing, and praying with and for them - is a good work." "Our canvassers are to be God's evangelists, going from house to house in out-of-the-way places and opening the Scriptures to those they meet." "God calls for workers from every church among us to enter His service as canvasser evangelists." (CM 6, 7, 39, 20)