Pastor Desmond P. Sturrup is the third of four boys born to Lady Anne M. Sturrup Bridgewater. He is a trained musician and has spent his formative years ministering throughout the various churches in the Bahamas. Having been called to ministry, in 2008 he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Theology at Antillean Adventist University in Puerto Rico and has learned the Spanish language for the purpose of preaching and translating the gospel to native Hispanics. While at Antillean Adventist University, he was responsible for casting the vision of the establishment of the English Church Ministry on the college campus under the leadership of Pastor Erick Mendieta.
Pastor Sturrup during his Bachelor years at Antillean, fell in love with his high school girlfriend Kendra Miller, and proposed to her during a Family Life Series in which He invited Pastor Barrington Brennen as the presenter to the university students.
In July of 2009 Pastor Sturrup and Kendra got married and are today blessed with a little baby girl named Desriel Lorann Sturrup.
Pastor Sturrup has also obtained a Master of Science degree in Higher Education at Kaplan University in 2012, and exerts a passion for encouraging young people to strive toward excellence through education.
Pastor Desmond Sturrup has served as the Pastor for the South Abaco, North Abaco and Salem Seventh-day Adventist churches on the island of Abaco for two years, and presently serves on the island of Grand Bahama as the Pastor for both the Eight Mile Rock and West End Seventh-day Adventist Churches in the North Bahamas Conference within the Inter-American Division.
Pastor Desmond P. Sturrup believes that God gives every man new blessings every day and therefore, everyday must be spent not only embracing the blessings, but always embracing God.
The scripture that drives his ministry is found in Psalm 92:1-4
“It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, Proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.”