Welcome to Metropolitan!


Welcome to the Metropolitan Seventh-day Adventist Church

Here, through prayer, love, and service, we connect our church and community to Christ. We’re so glad you stopped by and we hope that you’ll be able to meet us in person soon. No matter what you’re currently experiencing in your life, we want you to know that God loves you and has a plan for you! When everything may be falling apart, when you feel totally alone in the universe, Jesus is right there in the center of it all, offering personal peace and hope.

Our Pastors

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Dr. Trevor Kinlock was raised in Los Angeles, California where he accepted the Lord at an early age and was baptized into the gospel of Jesus Christ. Upon receiving God’s call to enter the ministry, he enrolled at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama where he earned his B.A. in Ministerial Theology. He continued his ministerial training at Andrews University Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan where he earned his Master’s degree in Divinity studies.

Trevor Kinlock, PhD, MDiv.

Senior Pastor
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Jajuan (Juh-Wahn) Sanders is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He was called to the ministry and attended and graduated from Oakwood University with a degree in theology. After graduating from Oakwood, Pastor Sanders attended the seminary at Andrew University where he obtained the Master of Divinity degree. He also obtained a degree in psychology, realizing that this would allow him to not only serve people spiritually, but emotionally and mentally as well.

Jajuan Sanders, MDiv

Assistant Pastor

The Pastoral Team

Provides vision & spiritual leadership; oversees the general operation of the church; serves and cares for the congregation.


Pastor Trevor Kinlock

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Pastor Jajuan Sanders


Elder Dorene Louis


Prince Iheme, First Elder

Church Leadership


Provide spiritual leadership to the church
Contact: elders@metrosda.org


Serve and care for the congregation
Contact: deacons@metrosda.org

Church Clerk

Maintains the church membership (contact for membership transfers)
Contact: clerk@metrosda.org


Steward of the church’s finances
Contact: treasurer@metrosda.org

What We Believe

– I am determined to know nothing, save Jesus Christ… –

We believe that Christ died…

— Our fore-parents Adam and Eve sinned and condemned us all to die as punishment for our sin.  But God had a plan to save us.  Christ came to earth and lived a perfect life as a man.  He became the sacrifice that was needed to pay the penalty for our sins.  He hung on a cross to save us.

We believe that Christ is risen…

— Christ did not stay in the grave.  God resurrected Him, signifying His power over death.  Because of Christ’s perfect life, if we accept His gift of salvation, He now is able to cover our sins and present us faultless before God.  He gives us the power to obey His commandments, as He did while He was on earth.

We believe that Christ will come again…

— The ultimate goal is restoration.  Christ returned to heaven after His resurrection to prepare a place for us, so that we can be together with Him again.  He will come again and restore us and the earth to the way it was before sin entered.

Take this message of reassurance with you: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!

If you are interested in learning more about Christ’s love for you, we’d be happy to study with you.  Contact us to make arrangements.


Our church is a part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist organization and you can read the complete list of our beliefs here.