Gareth Davis, Gleaner Writer
PORT MARIA, St Mary:
FIVE PASTORS were ordained during a ceremony held in Port Maria on Saturday, but not before president of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Everett Brown, laid the charge for them to be servants of the people.
Brown, who was the main speaker at the ordination service held at the Port Maria Seventh-day Adventist Church, urged the five pastors to put away selfish thoughts, beliefs, and practices, and to instead preach the Gospel truth to all.Photo of Pastor Everett Brown, President - Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (JAMU) (photo by Nigel Coke).
"It is a special moment, as you are called for a lifetime of service for God, your church, and humanity. Congratulations to you all, but I must caution you that you will be faced with ridicule, rejection, and accusations. However, don't despair, as Jesus Christ, too, was persecuted," said Brown.
He added: "As you reflect on your calling, I urge you to speak the truth according to the Bible and the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church."Dobson Campbell (right), pastor of the Oracabessa District of Churches in St. Mary accepts a copy of the Holy Scriptures (the Bible) from Pastor Arlington Woodburn, President of the North East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (NEJC) during the Service of Ordination for five pastors who serve in the Conference. The service took place on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Port Maria Adventist Church in St. Mary. Looking from left are Pastors; Steve Cornwall, Geovanni Franklin, Roland Vassell and Damion Clarke (photo by Nigel Coke).Read more...