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Pastor Everett Brown Re-elected as President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica

Delegates at the Third (Second Quinquennial) Session of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists held December 1- 2, 2021 re-elected Pastor Everett Brown as president.

Pastor Brown, who has been serving as head of the Church since November 2010 will continue to do so until 2025 when the current term expires.

In response to his re-election, Brown said “I know from experience that leadership of God’s Church is demanding and challenging, but in humility and with great respect for God’s Church and the people that I have been asked by this delegation to serve, I accept the confidence and the trust that you have bestowed on me. I am conscious that by God’s grace and the continued prayers and support of the membership of the Church, those persons who He will place in leadership to support me, will under God assist me to accomplish that which He has called us to do.”

Pastor Everett Brown

The historic hybrid Session had its main site at the Northern Caribbean University Gymnatorium in Mandeville with online sites in other parts of Mandeville, Manchester;  Spanish Town, St. Catherine; Mount Salem, St. James; Kencot in Kingston and Annotto Bay, St. Mary over the two days.

Assisting Pastor Brown as Officers are:

  • Executive Secretary – Pastor Meric Dale Walker
  • Treasurer – Pastor Adlai Blythe

Other elected personnel are:

  • Vice President – Pastor Levi Johnson
  • Associate Secretary – Elder Doreen Grant
  • Associate Treasurers: Sis. Sharon Barrett/Mr. Michael Thompson
  • Children and Adolescent Ministries – Dr. Lorraine Vernal
  • Family Ministries – Pastor Roy Dennis
  • Ministerial Secretary – Pastor Joseph Smith
  • Health Ministries – Pastor Dudley Hosin
  • Communications, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty  – Elder Nigel Coke
  • Sabbath School and Personal Ministries – Pastor Adrian Cotterell
  • Stewardship and Trust Services – Pastor Roy Dennis
  • Women’s Ministries – Dr. Lorraine Vernal
  • Youth Ministries – Pastor Dane Fletcher

The election of directors for the departments of Education, Publishing and ADRA will be made by the Executive Committee of the Jamaica Union Conference at its next scheduled meeting in December.

The Session, which is held every five years was postponed in December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next scheduled Session for the election of administrators and directors  is December 2025.