In Jamaica, Two Pastors Awarded for Community Service

by Nigel Coke, Inter-American Division News

Two Seventh-day Adventist pastors were among 15 Jamaicans from the county of Middlesex, Jamaica, who were recipients of the Governor General’s Achievement Awards.

Gordon Lindsay, youth ministries director for the church in northeast Jamaica, in the Parish of St. Mary, and Omar Oliphant, district pastor in the Parish of St. Ann, received their awards during a ceremony held at the Cardiff Hotel and Spa in St. Ann on June 28, 2018.

Through his office as youth ministries director, Gordon Lindsay built a strong relationship with numerous communities and groups, affecting many lives outside of the pew. He is a volunteer chaplain of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, which has utilized his community relation skills and projects for youth development. Lindsay has coordinated several community feeding programs and was instrumental in the construction of a house for a homeless man. He currently coordinates the Pringle Children’s Home Development Initiative and Impact Annotto Bay, programs that provide counseling and empowerment sessions for young people, aimed at reducing crime and violence.

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