PASTORAL STAFF

The People Who Help Make It Happen

OUR PASTORS

Pastor Laffit Cortes
Pastor Laffit Cortes

Lead Pastor

Pastor Laffit is married to the lovely Lynda, and they have two young-adult children: Raylyn and Caleb.  Born and raised in New York, he has a passion for helping people discover and develop the potential God has shaped them for. He believes we can each have a significant favorable influence here on earth and desire to equip the church to accomplish its mission. In his spare time, he loves to read, bike, collect comic books, and watch sci-fi/spy movies. Pastor Laffit is currently working on a Masters (MA) in Global Leadership through Fuller Theological Seminary.

Pastor Nelson Fernandez
Pastor Nelson Fernandez

Associate Pastor for Outreach

Pastor Nelson is married to the love of his life, Sarah, and together have two kids,  outgoing Isaac and sweet Charlotte. He loves ministry, Marvel movies, video games, Naruto, and serving the local church. Pastor Nelson loves researching and sharing topics that have to do with cultural relevance, leadership, ministry training, and transformational discipleship. He writes for the haystack.tv and also runs his blog about leadership, evangelism, and practical Christianity at www.nelsonsblog.com. He is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Leadership through Andrews University.

Pastor Brian Seewaldt
Pastor Brian Seewaldt

Associate Pastor For Youth & Young Adults

Pastor Brian is married to  beautiful and warm-hearted, Nanyvette. He was born in Argentina and was raised in Palm Beach, FL. He and Nany met while studying at Antillean Adventist University, in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. They both love to read, cheer their favorite sports team, outdoor activities like kayaking and biking, catching a new release at the movies, finding new coffee shops, supporting local shops, savoring local foods, and doing anything that involves food. One of their greatest wishes is to promote spaces in which authentic relationships can be developed and nurtured.

Pastor Vanessa Hairston
Pastor Vanessa Hairston

Associate Pastor For Worship

Pastor Vanessa is married to Pastor Jamil. She is an energetic “Cuberican” who is a lover of all things Jesus, Jamil, and chocolate. She studied elementary education for her undergraduate degree but felt the call to full-time ministry throughout her experience so she and her husband began their trek to Berrien Springs, Michigan to study at the Seminary. She is passionate about the gospel, worship leading, and spending time with her husband.

Pastor Jamil Hairston
Pastor Jamil Hairston

Associate Pastor For Health

Pastor Jamil Hairston II is a lover of all things Jesus, Vanessa (his wife) and oatmeal. He spends a lot of his time dedicated to these three things. He is passionate about journeying with people and uses his certification in Personal Training/Body Building as an avenue to do so. He serves as a volunteer health pastor at Miami Temple and is dedicated to spreading the gospel and love of Christ. In his health and wellness ministry, he emphasizes discipline and consistency over intensity. In his free time he enjoys working out, watching movies and hanging out with his wife and friends/family.

We love pets; however, we only allow service animals on our premises. Please refer to A.D.A. Guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.

SABBATH SCHEDULE

SATURDAY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE at 11 AM: Our Church Building will remain closed for In-person Worship Service until further notice due to the recent spikes of Covid Variants. The health and safety of our attendees will always be our utmost priority. We are STREAMING our Worship at 11 am on our website, YouTube and FB Live.
WEEKLY SCHEDULE

HEALTH FOOD STORE:
Open on Wednesdays
from 4-6 pm

CHURCH PANTRY (FREE)
Open on Wednesdays
from 4-6 pm

MID-WEEK PRAYER MEETING:
Wednesday nights at 7:30 EDT via ZOOM. Email us at communications@miamitemple.org for the Zoom Link.

PRAYER LINE:
Every day except Sundays at 6am.
ATT & Verizon users: (712) 770-4160 Access code 883994#
TMobile & Metro PCs Users: (716) 293-9629 you will be prompted to dial conference number 7127704160# then access code 883994#.
CONTACT US

Miami Temple SDA Church
Address: 9175 SW 44th St,
Miami, FL 33165
office@miamitemple.org
Phone: (305) 223-2102
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 1 PM


Lead Pastor: Laffit Cortes
E-mail: pastorlaffit@miamitemple.org
Phone: (707) 341-6573

Associate Pastor For
Administration and Outreach:

Nelson Fernandez
E-mail: pastornelson@miamitemple.org
Phone: (269) 697-3454

Associate Pastor For
Youth and Young Adults:

Brian Seewaldt
E-mail: pastorbrian@miamitemple.org
Phone: (561) 876-2236

Associate Pastor For
Worship:

Vanessa Hairston
E-mail: pastorvanessa@miamitemple.org

Associate Pastor For
Health:

Jamil Hairston
E-mail: pastorjamil@miamitemple.org