Rev Dr. Donald Roberts

Rev Dr. Donald Roberts

MoE Permanent Secretary’s Representative

Rev. Dr. Donald Roberts is the Educational Director and President of Bethel Theological Training College of Jamaica & Cayman Islands.Rev. Dr. Roberts’ entire theological education has focused on Christian education and he has been passionate about the development of believers in Christ. His passion for the teaching ministry and his concern for the Christian formation of believers, motivated him to complete a Diploma in Theology at The Bethel Bible College; a Bachelor of Arts in Theology, with a minor in Guidance and Counselling, at the Jamaica Theological Seminary; a Masters of Arts (Hons.), in Interdisciplinary Studies, with focus on Christian Education, at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology; and a Doctor of Ministry (Hons.), with focus on Leadership and Christian Education, at the Church of God Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Rev. Dr. Roberts has served in various capacities, inside and outside of his denomination, which has assisted in shaping his effectiveness in training. He has been preaching for 38 years and has been a pastor for 29 of them. He has served as National Youth and Christian Education Director for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands for six years. As a member of the National Executive Council of the New Testament Church of God in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands for the last 15 years, he has held the posts of Registrar, Dean (Kingston Extension) and Teacher for Bethel Bible College for a number of years, and has also taught at the Jamaica Theological Seminary in Kingston, Jamaica. Additionally, he was the first director of the National Family Life Ministry for the denomination.

Outside of the denomination, he has served as Chairman for the Keswick Council (Mandeville) and President for the Mandeville Ministers Fraternal, as well as a member of the National Aids Committee.

Rev. Dr. Roberts has been offering training to churches in his homeland and in different parts of the world for many years, and has served as convention, seminar and special events speaker in England, Canada, the United States of America and the Caribbean.