Historic Ordination Service
Pastor Fitzroy Bailey and wife, Tashana Pastor Carlington Hytlon and wife, Sandra
Two (2) pastors were ordained to the Gospel Ministry in an historic ceremony held on Sabbath, August 6, 2011 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Brown's Town, St. Ann. The service, the first of its kind since North Jamaica received Conference status, began at 4:00 p.m., and witnessed Pastors Fitzroy Bailey and Carlington Hylton being set apart for the sacred work of ministry.
In a solemn atmosphere, Pastor Everett Brown, President of the Jamaica Union Conference, encouraged the pastors to feed the flock and render sacrificial service. "The pastors are called, set apart to serve God and His people, " he said.
The two (2) pastors testified how God led them to ministry.
Other leaders who were in attendance at the service include the following: Pastor M.G. Gregory and Elder Bancroft Barwise, Secretary and Treasurer respectively of the Jamaica Union Conference; Pastor Karl Archer, Pastor Gary Buddoo-Fletcher, and Elder Dane Ellis, President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively of North Jamaica Conference; Pastor Astor Bowers, President of West Jamaica Conference.
Pastor Glen Samuels, Ministerial Secretary of the Jamaica Union Conference, Pastor Wellesley Gunter, retired pastor of North Jamaica Conference, as well as other workers and spouses from Jamaica Union Conference, North Jamaica Conference, Central Jamaica Conference, and East Jamaica Conference were also in attendance.
Photos taken by Nigel Coke/JAMU