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New Testament Church convenes annual synod
published: Thursday | July 13, 2006

UNDER THE theme 'The Unchanging Christ In A Changing World', the New Testament Church of God convenes this week its 81st annual general conference.

The conference, which began yesterday, continues daily until Sunday. It is being held at the New Testament Church of God Convention Centre, Rodons Pen, in Old Harbour, St. Catherine.

The New Testament Church of God is one of Jamaica's largest denominations with an active membership of 87,965 spread throughout 337 churches islandwide. The New Testament Church of God has 272 pastors actively serving, 12 of which are females.

The denomination is on a growth path. Last year, 2,789 persons were baptised as compared with 2,650 for the previous year.

The speakers slated to address the convention are: Rev. Dr. Dennis McQuire - general overseer; Rev. Dr. Fedlyn Beason - Caribbean field director; Rev. T. L. Lowery - international evangelist; Rev. Dr. Wellesley A. Blair - administrative bishop; Rev. Barrington Brown - president of Bethel Bible College; Rev. Jennifer Porter-Cox - evangelist; Rev. Keith Williams - director of evangelism & missions and coordinator of ministerial care and development; Rev. Dr. Roy Notice - national youth and Christian education director; Rev. Wayne Vernon - pastor, Old Harbour New Testament Church.

The evening sessions of the conference begin daily at 6:30 p.m. except on Saturday. For Saturday, the evening session will begin at 6:00 p.m.

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