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Rev'd Everald Galbraith

The President's Welcome 


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Welcome to the Jamaica Methodist District website. The Jamaica District is one of eight within the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas. I sincerely hope that as you visit this site you will be informed, inspired, motivated and encouraged on your journey of life.

Methodism came to the Caribbean in 1760 when the Hon. Nathaniel Gilbert, a layman and a former Speaker of the Antigua House of Assembly, began preaching and witnessing to his friends and slaves from the steps of his plantation house in Antigua. The Methodist Movement came to Jamaica on January 19, 1789 when the Rev'd Dr. Thomas Coke arrived at Port Royal, Jamaica. A few days later, in Kingston, he began preaching in a private house and then in a large hall belonging to Mr. Burn, a Roman Catholic.

Today there are 171 congregations and many institutions that are owned and operated by the Methodist Church.

As President of the Jamaica District it gives me great pleasure to declare the Jamaica Methodist District website re-launched and to invite all members, adherents and friends to visit the site and pass on this critical information to all family and friends.

Yours in the service of Jesus Christ ,

 

Rev'd. Everald Galbraith,
District President

 

 

 

 

Coming Events

Thu, Dec 25
Festival of the Natvity
Sun, Jan 04 @ 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Covenant Lord's Day
Sun, Jan 18
225th Anniversary Pageant
Thu, Jan 22 - Thu, Jan 29
District Conference
Sun, Jan 25 @ 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Conference Lord's Day

Daily Scripture

  • Luke 1:76-78
    “And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven”

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