Church of God Chapel celebrates 75th anniversary

Triple C founder to be honoured

A youth rally and praise concert
will open six days of celebration as members of the General Assembly of the Church of God
in the Cayman Islands observe the 75th
anniversary of its local conventions.

The celebration marks the first
visit by Rev. Harold Andrews, who came to Cayman from Jamaica and
held a series of revival meetings February-May 1934. General Assembly chairman Orren
Merren said those meetings “birthed the Church
of God Reformation Movement in Grand Cayman.”

The concert and rally are set for
Friday, 26 February, starting at 7.30pm in the Sanctuary of the George Town
Church of God Chapel on Walkers
Road. Local talent includes Swanky and Pauze Entertainment.
Admission is free by an offering will be taken.

Among selections
performed will be several songs written during last year’s mission conference
workshop.

The first worship service for the
convention will be held on Saturday, 27 February, in the Sanctuary of the Church
of god Chapel, Cotton
Tree Bay,
Cayman Brac. Speaker for this service, which starts at 6pm, is Rev Hyacinth
Bobb Grannum from Pennsylvania.

The first worship service in Grand Cayman will be held on Sunday, February 28,
starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary of the George Town Church of God
Chapel.  The speaker for this service is
Bishop C. Milton Grannum, also from Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania.

Later that day, at 2:30pm in the
same Sanctuary, there will be a general celebration of the 75th
Anniversary, at which Dr. Leslie Ratzlaff is to be recognised and honoured.  Dr. Ratzlaff is the founder of Triple C
School. He served as a missionary pastor stationed in the Cayman Islands
1941-1944, Mr. Merren explained.

 Keynote speaker for this celebration is Dr. Ron
Duncan from Anderson, Indiana. 
Various local and international dignitaries are to bring greetings. 

Worship services continue Monday
through Wednesday, 1-3 March, in the Sanctuary.

The theme for the convention is
“Thus Far By Faith and Onward the Same” based on Romans 1:17.  Local musicians Samuel Rose and Paul Roberts
have composed a song for this theme in the style of Caymanian heart music.

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Mr. Ratzlaff
Photo: Submitted

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