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CJC officers for 2022-2026 commit to mission focus at installation ceremony

Published: 27-06-2022 |

The leaders elected to serve the Central Jamaica Conference (CJC) for the 2022-2026 quadrennium have solemnly pledged to serve under God’s direction as they were formally installed into office at the Spanish Town Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church on June 25, 2022.

The officers were selected during the conference session held June 16 and 17.

President of the Jamaica Union of SDAs, Pastor Everett Brown, reminded them that as they serve, doing the right thing is more important than being popular. He also emphasised that they should not primarily rely on their personal capabilities to carry out their duties but on God’s wisdom.

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Pastor Everett Brown, President of the Jamaica Union Conference, delivers the homily during the Installation & Consecration Service held on Sabbath, June 25, 2022. | Credits: Mahado Thomas

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“Pastor Barrett, your team received a resounding mandate from the people. That vote of confidence is good capital for leadership. You have a balanced and experienced team. However, a committee must not only be experienced and innovative but must have submitted themselves to the power of God,” Brown said.

In his response, CJC President, Pastor Nevail Barrett, thanked God for leading his life and ministry for the 36 years that he has been a member of the SDA Church.

He pledged that he will lead this administration in following the Word of God and upholding the beliefs and standards of the Church as they fulfil their God given mission.

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Pastor Barrett delivering his response during the Installation & Consecration Service held on Sabbath, June 25, 2022 | Credits: Mahado Thomas

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“We will show love and respect to every worker, member and the people that we serve throughout the CJC, Jamaica and the diaspora. We will defend our faith and religious freedom. We will abide by the laws of heaven and by the laws of the land. We will do this together with a spirit of unity,” Barrett said.

Barrett along with Executive Secretary Howard Grant and Treasurer Roxwel Lawrence signed written pledges as a public demonstration of their commitment.

The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Jamaica Union Conference, the other four local conferences, the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), the Andrews Memorial Hospital (AMH), civic leaders and church members, all of whom are standing in support of the work of the CJC.

Barrett asked that stakeholders pray for the administration as they move forward.

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