Mr. D. Robert Kennedy, Senior Pastor, Seventh-day Adventist Church of the Oranges, was the featured speaker for Cayman Brac’s Adventist Annual Convention, held 26-28 January.
Mr. Kennedy presented three dynamic sermons, which resonated with the congregants and visitors at the Creek Adventist Church.
Mr. Kennedy and his wife, Mr. June Kennedy, a special education professor at Montclair University in New Jersey, also presented a seminar titled Parental Legacy, which received rave reviews.
Mr. Jeffrey K. Thompson, president, Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, headed the list of church officials in attendance. Mr. Thompson commended Pastor Al Powell, and the members of the Creek and Berea Adventist churches for winning 31 souls for Christ during the year 2006.
Other church officials in attendance included: Pastor Wilton McDonald, Executive Secretary, CICSDA; Mrs. Sheila Woods, Treasurer, CICSDA; Mrs. Cereta McDonald, Sabbath School Director, CICSDA; Ms Annie Kay Price, CICSDA; and Mrs. Denise Thompson, Associate Communication Director, CICSDA.
Scores of church members from Grand Cayman also attended. A mini musical concert was presented 28 January, which was coordinated by Mrs. Georgia Isaacs.
Mr. Kennedy, whose church is located in New Jersey, has been in various aspects of ministerial service for the last 36 years. His ministerial service has extended from Jamaica to Canada and the US.
Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of Northern Caribbean University, Andrews University, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, McGill University, and Greenwich University. He holds undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate degrees in theology, religious studies and education.
He has written several articles and six books, the latest along with his wife, is published under the title Parental Legacy: Understanding Value-Based Parenting.
The Kennedys, who have been married for 36 years, share in the parenting of three sons, three daughter-in-laws, three fantastic grandchildren and many adopted children.
DK, as he is affectionately called, likes to proclaim the gospel and wishes to challenge people to get ready for the Second Coming of Christ. He likes to say with Job, ‘Though he slays me, yet will I trust in him.’