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Published:Sunday | March 1, 2015 | 4:37 PMJodi-Ann Gilpin, Gleaner Writer

There were no empty seats at the Ardenne High School's Auditorium as hundreds of persons came out to pay their final respects to Reverend Glen Archer.

His annoyance for mediocrity, his love for God and family were characteristics that resonated with the many persons who gave tributes.

Second Vice-president for the Church of God in Jamaica, Reverend Milton Davidson, noted that he was equally passionate about the church as he was about teaching "He was able to breakdown the scriptures and used every opportunity to embrace his faith," he said.

Reverend Garnett Roper, President of the Jamaica Theological Seminary noted that Archer lived an exemplary life.

"He joined the seminary in 1973 when only ten students were enrolled in his batch but that never stopped him. Long live his love for country and long live his ability to see the best in everyone," Roper said.

Education Minister, Reverend Ronald Thwaites who was also among the scores of persons who turned out reflected on the years of nation building Reverend Glen Archer contributed to society.

"The government of Jamaica in particular the ministry of education, is grateful for Archer's sterling contribution to the education sector. Archer could have gone all over the world to train students, however, he chose to stay in Jamaica and for this we are very grateful," Thwaites said.

Anthony Pearson-Member of the St Georges College Family and Old Boys Association said "Glen started St Georges in 1965 and from then we knew that he was destined for great things.

He was not afraid to embrace his faith and offer public prayers for his peers as his mantra was that God was the creator of all things"