At a Sunday evening service on 23 September, five candidates were ordained by the General Assembly of the Church of God in the Cayman Islands, also known as ‘the Chapel’.
Rev. Hyacinth Rose of Bodden Town, Rev. Ellen Peguero of Frank Sound, Rev. Jeffrey Newman and Rev. Yolanda Palmer of George Town and Rev. Elizabeth Bowen of West Bay.
The sacred occasion occurred during the 10th Fall Convention organized by the G.A. at which Trinidad-born Evangelist Jaime Carrington, now living in Canada, was the featured speaker.
Rev. Stanwyck Myles of West Bay gave the charge to the candidates and G.A. Chairman Orren Merren presented the Ordination Certificates. Rev. Winston Rose of Bodden Town offered a prayer of dedication.
All the candidates were recognised by the G.A. for answering God’s call on their lives and for their faithful service to Christian ministry. The G.A. currently has five active ordained ministers and this occasion has swelled the numbers to 10. This marked the first time that this local church body had ordained five candidates at one time.
The G.A. is an umbrella organization for four congregations in Grand Cayman and one in Cayman Brac. It is incorporated as a not-for-profit company under the local Companies Law and also sponsors Triple C School.
The G.A. is affiliated with the Church of God Reformation Movement with general offices in Anderson, Indiana, US. In 1934, Church of God missionaries from the US and UK stationed in Jamaica came over to Grand Cayman and established the work of this movement in Grand Cayman.