Karl Archer Reelected to Serve a Third Term

The nominating committee of the Third Quadrennial Session of the North Jamaica Conference (NJC) reelected Pastor Karl Archer to serve for a third four-year term as president.

The Session was held under the theme “Transformed for His Glory: Faithful to the End,” and took place from February 21-22, 2018 at the NJC Camp Site in Duncans, Trelawny.

“I thank God for the opportunity to serve the NJC for the third consecutive term,” said Pastor Archer. “The expression of the brethren I believe is not so much confidence in me as a person, but confidence in God’s ability to use all of us. I think the expression of confidence has taught me a lot and has caused me to review what we have done in the past and to realized that there is much to be done to succeed in the future.”

Pastor Everett Brown, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica addresses the delegates of the Third Quadrennial Session of the NJC.

Officers of the North Jamaica Conference (L-R): Pastor Astor Bowers - Executive Secretary; Pastor Karl Archer - President and Elder Dane Ellis - Treasurer

The committee also elected the following persons to assist Pastor Archer in executing the administrative responsibilities of the Conference in the fulfilment of the Church’s mission:

Officers:

Secretary                                 -           Pastor Astor Bowers

Treasurer                                -           Elder Dane Ellis

Departmental Directors:

Family Ministries and Ministerial Secretary   -           Pastor Carlington Hylton

Sabbath School and Personal Ministries        -           Pastor Mobrey Lewis

Adventist Youth                                              -           Pastor Amiel Summerbell

Women’s, Children’s & Adolescent and

Health Ministries                                            -           Elder Christine Shand

Communication                                              -           Pastor Jermaine Johnson

Public Affairs and Religious Liberty                -           Pastor Karl Archer

Stewardship                                                    -           Pastor Astor Bowers

Trust Services                                                 -           Elder Dane Ellis

The appointment of Publishing and Education directors will be made at the first sitting of the NJC Executive Committee at a date to be announced.

“My position is that God is so great and marvelous and we look forward to continued growth together as a conference and to advance God’s cause and haste the glad day when Jesus will come again,” Archer added.

Pastor Balvin Braham, Assistant to the President for Evangelism and Training, represented the Inter-American Division and gave the keynote address for the opening ceremony.

Pastor Balvin Braham, Special Assistant to the President for Evangelism and Training at the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists delivers the keynote address.

The Session was presided by the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The nominating committee was chaired by Pastor Everett Brown, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica.

The NJC comprise the parishes of St. Ann and Trelawny and has approximately 20,000 members worshiping in 81 congregations.

Officers and Directors of the North Jamaica Conference (L-R): Pastors Mobrey Lewis, Astor Bowers, Amiel Sommerbell; Elder Christine Shand, Pastors Karl Archer and Jermaine Johnson; Elder Dane Ellis and Pastor Carlington Hylton. (photos by Nigel Coke)

Pastor Everett Brown (right), president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica congratulates Pastor Karl Archer on his reelection as president of the NJC.

A section of the delegates of the Third Quadrennial Session of the North Jamaica Conference (NJC) raise their white cards to vote for the reelection of Pastor Karl Archer as president of the NJC.

One Reply to “Karl Archer Reelected to Serve a Third Term”

  1. May God continue to grow his Church through sin tainted lives who are willing to make sacrifices for the sake of the gospel.

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