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Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:56 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It is a popular belief that the Christian generation of today is being spiritually mistreated by the elders of the Church for what is being described as its disinterest in traditional religious ways of operating. Michael Payton, the jurisdictional...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:11 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

They say life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother, so imagine the privilege of having two. Such is the case of Kyesha Randall, who reigned as Miss Jamaica Festival Queen in 2016. “When I share my story with the persons I meet, there...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Sometimes, when you least expect it, life happens, and you are suddenly plunged into a lifestyle that, though you weren’t afforded a chance to train or prepare for it, you have no choice but to function in your new reality. Nicholas Gong testifies...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:20 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Christian speaker and millennial coach Damekie Spence is encouraging young people to be mindful of the things they declare over their lives and the phrases they allow to come out of their mouths. She believes that oftentimes, it is people’s words...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 11:48 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” (Psalm 19:7) God speaks to those He loves, if they will stop long enough to listen. Dorett Rose of Yallahs, in the parish of St...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 11:45 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

There’s always something intriguing and highly admirable about a man who has fully decided to walk with the Lord, dedicating his time and resources to God’s service. Such is the story of Denver Skervin, who told Family...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

During this week's fasting service at the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church in Yallahs, St. Thomas, the congregation was fed a word on Love.In her address to the people, Missionary Matthews touched on various examples in the Bible where true...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:50 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“Look where God has brought us, look how far we’ve come, we’re not what we ought to be, we’re not what we used to be Thank You, Lord, thank You, Lord, for what You’ve done!”   The choir would sing back in...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:05 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

If you live for people's acceptance, you will die from their rejection! - Lecrae   “Don't die being a people pleaser. The same people who said ‘Hosanna, Hosanna’, said ‘crucify Him’,” warned...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Spirits dropped, hearts palpitated, and shops were forced to close earlier than usual in Logwood, St Thomas, on Thursday night following the shooting death of Jamaica Labour Party activist Rameish Simpson at the gateway to his home in the community....

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:13 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

"Quitting is not an option." That's the message gospel veteran Carlene Davis hopes to send with her latest album The Assignment.The message, she said, isn't only for Christians, but also serves the unchurched and the unsaved."The Assignment is a...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Young author and visionary, Colleen Cohen, is launching what is called the True Vine Writer's Camp, which, according to her, will exist to inspire hope by transforming families and communities, one neighbourhood at a time.With youth, nation building...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:08 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Like most Jamaicans, Karen Dunn was not prepared to face the wrath of Hurricane Gilbert.Up until the morning of the great hurricane, Dunn, a resident of Southaven, St Thomas did not have a clue that the disaster threatened her country."The...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Having dominated competitions and being crowned king of barbering locally, regionally and internationally, Anthony Drysdale is now focusing on establishing his own business and positioning himself as a tutor of the art.The 25-year-old copped his...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Having endured a heart-rending childhood with little to no stability based on the constant absence of her father, who had to work, and a mother who was an abuser of drugs, Pastor Sara Conner's story of how she came to know God and to later rise...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:10 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Describing her growing up years as a 'chaotic adventure', Jamaican-born and raised, Pastor Sara Conner, a certified Christian Counsellor with the International Institute for Faith-based Counselling, in Texas, recalled her life as a child who was...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Fun in the Son Gospel Fest is more than just a free and entertaining show where Christians can have a good time.In fact, the popular summer event is more of an avenue for sinners to find repentance than for those who already know Christ, according...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It was some friendly competition that kept 12-year-old Kamoya Russell and Shaneya Freebon at the top of their classes while at the Providence Preparatory School in Lyssons, St Thomas, and later secured their places at their schools of choice.Come...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

What if we treated disappointments and failures as set-ups instead of setbacks, or as mountable hurdles instead of roadblocks? What if we were all like Dionne Ramsay?"I grew up in a very humble household in Yallahs, St Thomas. Everything was OK...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:54 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Despite repeated notices and the recent running of advertisements in the media appealing to lay preachers who attempt to win souls on the state-run buses to discontinue the practice, passengers of these public transportation are still being...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The young people's department of the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church in Yallahs, St Thomas, hosted their seventh annual Youth Day on Wednesday.The day of worship and activities saw youth, who were richly clad in bright colours, in full...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Gospel artiste Chozenn ruffled some religious features earlier this week with the release of his latest single, Jesus Name Mi Bawl Out, a remake of secular artiste Dovey Magnum's raunchy song, Bawl Out.Christians and non-Christians alike have since...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It is the hope of many young women to inherit if even half the strength of their mother - especially when taking into consideration the life they had to live to ensure the well-being of their children.According to Sabriena Simpson, her mother,...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:02 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With the aim of 'making a child smile', gospel artiste and philanthropist Johnoy 'Godartiste' Davis recently hosted the second staging of his charity concert called 'Godartise and Friends'.With 100 per cent of the proceeds dedicated to his Make a...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Talked about, sung about and preached about is the beauty of marriage - an institution where a union, created by love under God, is sealed with a promise of a lifetime is worth of support and companionship an institution publicly lauded by the...

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