Keswick in Cayman next week

An established event in the Cayman calendar gets under way Sunday at First Baptist Church with the opening night of the 2008 Cayman Keswick Convention.

CITN will broadcast the event live.

This annual inter-church gathering continues to draw churches and individuals together from all across Grand Cayman and has become one of the premier opportunities to unite for worship and fellowship and to benefit from the teaching ministry of contemporary Christian preachers who are well known for their gift of explaining the Bible, states a press release.

Along with many similar gatherings worldwide, Cayman Keswick takes its name from the original Keswick Convention, which has been held for over 130 years in the English town of Keswick and where thousands of people continue to gather annually in one of the most respected and dynamic evangelical gatherings in the United Kingdom.

Cayman Keswick shares the Keswick motto of All One in Christ Jesus and is a practical demonstration of the real unity of Christian people across all national, cultural and denominational backgrounds.

Cayman Keswick’s 2008 speaker is Rob Whittaker who is the principal of Capernwray Bible School in the North West of England.

Having been associated with Capernwray since his conversion at Capernwray Hall in his late teens, Rob joined the Capernwray Missionary Fellowship of Torchbearers in 1998 and in 2001 became principal of the bible school, where he succeeded Charles Price (a former Cayman Keswick speaker and pastor of Peoples Church, Toronto).

After taking a degree in physics, Rob went on to obtain a degree in theology from London Bible College. For 23 years he served as senior pastor of Calvary Christian Fellowship, a church he and his wife planted in the north of England and which, having began with 12 members initially meeting in homes, grew to a church family of around 450 people attending on Sunday mornings.

Rob preaches extensively throughout Europe in churches, bible schools and conferences, and his more recent travels have taken him to Australia, Canada, the United States and now Cayman.

He is married to Barbara and they have two children, Zoe and Abi.

This year the host church for the evening services is First Baptist Church on Crewe Road. Services begin at 7.30pm each evening from Sunday to Friday, 25 January, and will be broadcast live by Radio Cayman. Child care will be available at the evening services for infants and children up to age eight.

Lunch time meetings will be held from Monday, 21 January, to Friday, 25 January, at Elmslie Memorial Church Hall in downtown George Town. A light lunch is available from noon, and Rob will speak between 12.20 and 12.50. The lunchtime sessions can also be heard on Gospel 88.7.

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