The People Who Help Make It Happen


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 and also runs his blog about leadership, evangelism, and practical Christianity at 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.

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


SATURDAY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE at 11AM: We are not meeting in the church building but will continue to gather ONLINE - our website, YouTube and FB Live.

Open on Wednesdays
from 4-6 pm

Open on Wednesdays
from 4-6 pm

Wednesdays at 7: 30-7:45 pm VIA ZOOM
8 PM livestreamed on our website,
YouTube Channel and FB Live

Every day except Sundays at 6am.
ATT & Verizon users: (712) 770-4160 Access code 883994#
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Miami Temple SDA Church
Address: 9175 SW 44th St,
Miami, FL 33165
Phone: (305) 223-2102
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 1 PM

Lead Pastor: Laffit Cortes
Phone: (707) 341-6573

Associate Pastor For
Administration and Outreach:

Nelson Fernandez
Phone: (269) 697-3454

Associate Pastor For
Youth and Young Adults:

Brian Seewaldt
Phone: (561) 876-2236