Central Jamaica Conference (CJC) will be losing two of its outstanding pastors to migration as of August 1, 2018. Pastors Lorenzo King and Donald Francis will be leaving to the United States.
During a special service of appreciation on Monday, July 16, 2018, office staff, pastors and other employees to CJC expressed kind words to both pastors and their wives.
Pastor Lorenzo King has completed close to 24 years of service to CJC and East Jamaica Conference. He did internship in the Mandeville and Newport districts and served the Browns Town (when it was part of CJC), Portmore, Andrews (EJC), Watermount, Sydenham and Family of God districts as pastor. He also served as Education Director for the 2014-2018 period. During his ministry, Pastor King is known to be a successful evangelist and creative pastor. He is married to Esther and they have 4 adult children.
Pastor Donald Francis started with CJC in 2010 and has since distinguished himself as a successful evangelist. He completed his internship in the Linstead and Toll Gate districts and was assigned as district pastor to the Spalding and Race Course pastoral districts. He was ordained in 2015. He is married to Popsann, a teacher of English at the High School level.
Conference President, Pastor Levi Johnson expressed appreciation to both families for their work in CJC. He said, “We are placing you in the hands of God. When a Pastor decides to relocate, it can be challenging. We wish you well. Your Conference will always be there for you. Go and may God grant you His blessings. Go with God and thank you for all that you have done to contribute to the ministry in CJC.”
Expressions of gratitude were also done on behalf of the Ministerial Fraternity and the CJC Shepherdess club. Pastor Romone Phoenix represented the CJC Ministerial Fraternity. Pastor Phoenix expressed that he was grateful for the impact that both men have on the fraternity and for the counsel they gave. Mrs. Roxanne Chambers shared on behalf of the Sherpherdesses. She said that both Popsan and Esther were mentors to herself and other members of the club. “They will be greatly missed”, said Mrs. Chambers.
Both families also thanked the CJC family for its contribution to their development and solicited the prayers of their colleagues.