MEET THE SECRETARY
Born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica, Gary Buddoo-Fletcher embraces a life of miracles, faith, and determination.
On the bustling Cumberland Road in Spanish Town where he grew up, Gary developed a keen ear for the tales and life experiences of the customers who came to his mom’s rum bar and meat shop. This left an indelible impression on his mind as to the direction his life should go. He attended the Horizon Park All Age School, then St. Catherine High, and later the West Indies College High School now Victor Dixon High.
At the age of fifteen, Gary had a strong desire for serving God, though his adopted mother was Catholic and father a Baptist; he was not satisfied with this and went searching for the truth. A cousin introduced him to the Adventist faith. The bible studies held at the Seventh-day Adventist church on Brunswick Avenue, grabbed his attention. He got baptized in 1986 in a tent crusade held on St. Johns Road, conducted by Evangelist Calvin Watkins. Gary became a member of the Spanish Town congregation.
In 1989, the conviction and call of becoming a pastor was precise and medical school dismissed. He entered Northern Caribbean University (NCU), the then West Indies College, and in 1993 he completed the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology. In 2004 he obtained his Masters of Arts Degree in Pastoral Theology.
Gary Buddoo-Fletcher was employed in 1993 by Central Jamaica Conference (CJC) of Seventh-day Adventists and began his ministry as chaplain of the Port Maria High School. Simultaneously, he served as intern pastor first, at the Port Maria District and then at the Oracabessa District of Churches. He later served the Cleremont, Mile Gully, Cedar Grove, Marantha and Kitson Town Districts. In 2000 He was ordained to the gospel Ministry and six years later he accepted a call to serve in North Jamaica Mission as pastor for the Salem District of Churches. In January 2007 he was appointed Youth Director and also the Spirit of Prophecy Coordinator for the Mission.
Pastor Buddoo-Fletcher’s journey on the wings of faith has led to the dedication of two churches, the organization of one, and the start of three new congregations. He was recognized for his outstanding work in Pastoral Administration and Leadership in 2004 by West Indies Union Conference. He also received a Distinguished Recognition for Outstanding Service in Pastoral Ministry 2004 by the office of Alumni Relations, NCU. Of his many community outreach endeavors, one highlight was his success in the acceptance of a proposal in 2005 by ADRA-UK for the construction of the Manchester Skills training Centre in Mandeville.
During his ministry of over sixteen years, Pastor Buddoo-Fletcher has baptized approximately 1500 persons and has been recognized with Centurion Awards for Outstanding Evangelistic Work for the years 1996-2000, 2004 and 2008 – 2009 from Central Jamaica Conference and North Jamaica Mission respectively.
At the Inaugural Session of North Jamaica Conference held January 9 and 10, 2010, Pastor Gary Buddoo-Fletcher was elected to serve as Secretary and was subsequently installed on Monday, January 11. By his side in ministry is his wife Dyhann. Together they have two children, Victoria and Carrington.
His philosophy in life, “I will keep mine eyes steadfastly fixed on the Son of righteousness so that I may reflect His character.”