Wesleyan Church holds first ordination

One day before his 57th birthday, Rev. Michael Leroy Doughlin on Sunday became the first person to be ordained at the Wesleyan Holiness Church in Cayman. 

Rev. Joel Cumberbatch, general superintendent of the Wesleyan Holiness Church in the Caribbean, in his sermon told Rev. Douglin that ordination is a solemn charge and that a minister is “a messenger, watchman and steward of the Lord,” and, as such, should be an example of morality. 

Rev. Doughlin spent his formative years as an active member of the White Park Wesleyan Holiness Church in Barbados. He served for 20 years as an elementary school teacher, and was trained at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College. 

In 2005, he earned a bachelor’s degree in biblical counseling from Boyce College, a school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. 

He has been serving as pastor of George Town Wesleyan Holiness Church since 2013. 

Rev. Doughlin and his wife Denise have one daughter, Danielle, and two sons, Michael and Miguel. 

Rev. Michael Leroy Doughlin and his wife Denise after Sunday

Rev. Michael Leroy Doughlin and his wife Denise after Sunday’s ordination ceremony.

Rev. Joel Cumberbatch ordains Rev. Doughlin in George Town

Rev. Joel Cumberbatch ordains Rev. Doughlin in George Town’s Wesleyan Holiness Church.
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