Two Seventh-day Adventist Church pastors were among over 15 Jamaicans from throughout the nation who were recipients of the Annual Governor General’s Achievement Awards.
Pastor Gordon Lindsay, youth ministries director for the church in North East Jamaica, in the Parish of St. Mary, and Pastor Omar Oliphant, district pastor in the Parish of St. Ann, received their awards during a ceremony held at the Cardiff Hotel and Spa in St. Ann, on June 28, 2018.
Through his office as youth ministries director, Pastor Gordon Lindsay has built a strong relationship with numerous communities and groups, impacting many lives outside of the pew. He is a volunteer chaplain of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who has utilized his community relation skills and projects for youth development. Lindsay has coordinated several community feeding programs and was instrumental in the construction of a house for a homeless man. He currently coordinates the Pringle Children’s Home Development Initiative and Impact Annotto Bay, which provide counseling and empowerment sessions for young people aimed at reducing crime and violence.