The mysterious disappearance of Barrington Davis, the deputy security chief at the Jamaica Postal Service, and his female companion, Patricia Lurmot-Barnswell has cast a pall of gloom over the Kencot Seventh-day Adventist Church in St Andrew.
Revealing that Davis and Barnswell were "beloved, well-respected and active" members of the church, Pastor Cornel Jackson said news of their disappearance left some members "down".
According to Jackson, Davis was at church on Wednesday evening, hours before he and Barnswell were reported missing from his home in St John's Heights, St Catherine.
"So obviously, people would take it very sad. Spirits are very low, yet hopeful since we have not yet had any confirmation one way or the other," he shared.
Late yesterday, investigators told The Gleaner they were following several leads, but said there was no major breakthrough in the probe.
A special service is scheduled for today and Jackson said plans are also being made to have a counsellor "come in to speak to them about dealing with grief".
"Just to prepare them in the event that the worst is realised," Jackson explained.