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Pastor Neville Emmanuel Scavella passed away at the Doctor's Hospital on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, after being ill. He was 92 years old.

Pastor Scavella was a pioneer in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and one of the first of two Bahamians that studied theology and was employed as a pastor in the Bahamas Mission in 1955. Among his many contributions to the Adventist Church, Pastor Scavella assisted the Book & Bible House in Nassau, served as Departmental Director, and District Pastor until 1967. In 1973 Scavella was elected as Secretary of the Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He became President of the Cayman Islands Mission in 1983. And in his later years, he returned to the Bahamas where he served as District Pastor until his retirement. 

In Pastor Scavella‚Äôs ministry, he was known to be a builder. He was instrumental in building numerous Seventh-day Adventist churches in Nassau and the family of islands including the Good News Church, Freeport Church, Bluff Church (rebuilt in Eleuthera), Cockburn Town Church in San Salvador, etc. In the Cayman Islands, he acquired the property for the Mission field while he served as President; and built a state-of-the-art mission headquarters. Pastor Scavella was an evangelist at heart and led thousands of individuals to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. He will be remembered fondly for his many contributions to the Adventist faith and will be dearly missed. 

The Administration of the South Bahamas Conference, the Executive Committee, Departmental Directors, Pastors, and staff, along with the membership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church expresses condolences to the Scavella family. Left to mourn are his wife, Mrs. Alwhyne Scavella; sisters, Mrs. Naomi McKinney, and Ms. Yvonne Scavella; sons, Dr. Paul A. Scavella (wife, Mrs. Joan Scavella), Mr. Gardell Scavella (wife, Jennifer Scavella) and Todd Beneby (wife, Sherry Beneby) and their children and grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives. 

We praise God for the life of Pastor Neville E. Scavella and look with hope to the day when our God will come for His children. 

The state-recognized funeral service will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church, Tonique Williams-Darling HWY.