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.”
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:
Secretary - Pastor Astor Bowers
Treasurer - Elder Dane Ellis
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.
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.