The North Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (NJC) had its installation of officers and leaders on Sabbath, March 3, 2018, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Brown’s Town.
The service was presided over by the officers of the Jamaica Union (JAMU), Pastors Everett Brown (President), Meric Walker (Executive Secretary) and Bancroft Barwise (Treasurer). Several JAMU departmental directors, workers, field leaders, and special guests from across the various fields and institutions of the Union were also in attendance.
Delivering the homily, Pastor Everett Brown reminded the leaders that “God calls us to be His servants”. Citing Jesus’ admonition to the disciples in Mark 10 and Rehoboam’s disregard for good counsel in 1 Kings 12, Brown exhorted the leadership of the North that “You are being called today to be servant-leaders, to serve God and to serve His people.”
The Third Quadrennial Session of the North Jamaica Conference, held on February 21 and 22, 2018, at the NJC Campsite in Duncans, Trelawny, saw Pastor Karl Archer’s return as President for the third time. He also carries the portfolio of Spirit of Prophecy Coordinator and Religious Liberty and Public Affairs. Pastor Astor Bowers was called to the field to serve as Executive Secretary. He also carries the department of Stewardship Ministries; whereas Elder Dane Ellis was returned as Treasurer and will also serve as Trust Services Coordinator.
The directors include: Elder Christine Shand of the Chester congregation in St. Ann (Health, Women, Children and Adolescent); Pastor Mobrey Lewis (Personal Ministries, Sabbath School, Community Services, Special Needs and Special Assistant to the President for Evangelism); Pastor Amiel Summerbell (Adventist Youth); Pastor Carlington Hylton (Ministerial, Family Life and Leadership Coordinator) and Pastor Jermaine Johnson (Communication, Education and Music).