Inaugural Session of the Turks and Caicos Islands Conference

Inaugural Session of the Turks and Caicos Islands Conference

At the inaugural session of the newly formed Turks and Caicos Islands Conference, the nominating committee voted on Pastor Steve Cornwall as president, Pastor Terry Tanis as executive secretary and Sister Simone Gilkes as treasurer.
Members of the executive committee and the constitution and bylaws committee were also chosen and accepted by the delegates of the session.
At the inaugural session of the newly formed Turks and Caicos Islands Conference, the nominating committee voted on Pastor Steve Cornwall as president, Pastor Terry Tanis as executive secretary and Sister Simone Gilkes as treasurer.
Members of the executive committee and the constitution and bylaws committee were also chosen and accepted by the delegates of the session.

DIRECTORS
Youth/PARL Director: Judith Robinson
ADRA/Community Services: Almartha Thomas
Children’s Ministries Director: Wilnide Julmiste
Communication Director: Havana Henry
Family Ministries Director: Thomas Rose
Health Ministries Director: Nora Tyndale
Ministerial Secretary: Steve Cornwall
Personal Ministries Director: Terry Tanis
Assistant to Pres. For Evangelism: Terry Tanis
Stewardship/Trust Director: Reinford Trail
Women’s Ministries Director: Beatrice Beam
Sabbath School Director: Michelle Arthur

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Steve Cornwall
Terry Tanis
Simone Gilkes
Judith Robinson
Almartha Thomas
Wilnide Julmiste
Havana Henry
Thomas Rose
Steve Cornwall
Terry Tanis
Simone Gilkes
Judith Robinson
Almartha Thomas
Wilnide Julmiste
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Education Director
Vice Principal of Marantha Academy

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE
Terry Tannis
Cheryl Rolle
Carlos Mason
Isaac Israel
Tracy-Anne Blythe

These persons will serve for the next four years.

Pastor Leonard Johnson Officially Installed as Executive Secretary of the IAD

Pastor Leonard Johnson Officially Installed as Executive Secretary of the IAD
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Pastor Leonard A. Johnson, former president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists (ATCU), was officially installed as Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD) on Saturday November 10, 2018. In this capacity, Pastor Johnson will be overseeing, among other things, membership care and the adherence to and interpretation of church policies for the twenty-four unions of the IAD in countries from Mexico in the north to Columbia in the south.
Pastor Johnson was installed alongside the new president of the IAD, Pastor Ellie Henry in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Officiating the installation and consecration service were Pastor Israel Leito, immediate former president of IAD, and Pastor Ted Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Attending the service in Haiti were leaders from the 24 unions in the IAD including all three officers of ATCU namely Pastor Peter Kerr, president, Dr. Cheryl Rolle, Executive Secretary, and Elder Roderick Sands, Treasurer. Harold Dorsette, from the Bahamas was invited as a guest soloist for the ceremony and was well received as he sang in both English and French.

Condolences to the family of Mrs. Audrey Dean-Wright

Condolences to the family of Mrs. Audrey Dean-Wright

Audrey Wright

The officers, directors, and staff of the Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists express heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs. Audrey Dean-Wright who was faithful to her God in using her musical talents for His glory.  Her loving Christian witness and her accomplished musicianship enriched the lives of her family, friends, fellow church members, colleagues, and communities here in the Bahamas and around the world.  The Atlantic Caribbean Union forever will be grateful for and remembers with love her willingness to have the Meistersingers, one of the many choirs she directed, deepen the worship experience with majestic renditions at our services and symposiums. 

We pray that all who share the pain of this loss find solace in the Great Comforter as we look forward to seeing Sister Wright again when Jesus comes to take us home.

Amelia Gomez Wins ATCU Bible Connection 2018 Finals

Amelia Gomez Wins ATCU Bible Connection 2018 Finals
By ATCU Communication Department

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The Youth Department of the Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists (ATCU) conducted the annual Bible Connection finals with contestants from the four fields of the union on Sabbath, September 22, 2018, in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The participants were Janeille Styles (Cayman Islands Conference), Amelia Gomez (North Bahamas Conference), Geovaughne Goodman (South Bahamas Conference), and Mellonei Popo (Turks and Caicos Islands Mission).
This competition among the four territories of ATCU was held to determine who would represent the union in the Inter-American Division’s (IAD’s) Bible Connection finals with the other semi-finalists from the 23 union fields within the IAD.
The competition involved answering fifty computer-generated questions that covered content from the Gospels of Matthew and Mark and chapters 6-15 of the book Desire of Ages by Ellen G. White. After months of study and prayer, the contestants were ready to answer the questions.
The stiffness of the competition was evident when, at midpoint, the scores were flashed to the contestants and the audience of over three hundred assembled at the Maranatha Academy Auditorium.
In the second round, the questions were worth 10 points each. At the end of the contest, Amelia Gomez was declared the winner with 350 points. Geovaughne Goodman followed in second place with 320 points.
Amelia accepted her winning plaque with great emotion. She and her coach now would be traveling to Belize to face the 23 other contestants vying for the championship in the IAD’s finals that will take place during November 30 – December 2, 2018. Amelia pledged to continue diligently studying the books of Matthew and Mark and the chapters from the Desire of Ages so that she can bring home the Inter-American Division trophy.

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Pastor Kent Price, the youth director of ATCU, congratulated all the contestants and reminded them that they were all winners. He encouraged them to use the opportunity to become stronger in their faith and to be bold in sharing Christ with others.
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