Twenty-two adults have graduated from the Trinity School of Ministry’s first graduation.
The Trinity School of Ministry opened here on 4 October 2015 in collaboration with Faith International Training School, New Jersey.
The Biblical Education programme, geared towards developing servant leadership, targets pastors, church ministry personnel, and all those seeking spiritual enrichment and strong leadership capacity with a biblical foundation.
The school hosted its first graduation ceremony under the theme, ‘Breaking Barriers, Progressing by Grace’ on Sunday 11 September at the Truth and Grace Fellowship building on Independence Street, Roseau.
Avril Ansel-Junkere, Jefferson Antoine, Melissa Kerchel Antoine, Nathalie Antoine, Olutola Balogun, Bernadette Challenger, Frederick Alexander-Durand, Bertillia Durand-Hurtault, Bertha Juliette Joseph, Jules Joseph, Mfon Joseph, Florestine Anthea Lewis, Gertrude Lewis-Webb, Joseph Lewis, Kerry-Ann White Lewis, Uchenna Ozoekwe, Caleb Randy Rodney, Daisy Rodney, Clivette Nurse-Sharplis and Octavia Timothy were the graduates.
Florestine Anthea-Lewis was the valedictorian while Octavia Timothy was salutatorian
Randy Rodney, who is the pastor of Truth and Grace Fellowship, said dreams really do come true and visions can be accomplished despite mountainous challenges.
“My desire to elevate the quality of ministry provided to our communities and country to wake latent leaders and to give a sense of professionalism in Christian organizations and churches has begun to materialize,” Rodney stated.
“Structured biblically based summons, well-managed ministry, perfectly crafted public and media presentation, Jesus propelled humility in God’s service and lots more, are areas that I believe that they can all develop in and this Trinity School of Ministry is well poised to deliver,” he added.
According to Rodney, the Trinity School of Ministry’s desire is to assist the national church to grow, to augment leadership at all levels, as well as create avenues for commitment to be awaken in the matter of the kingdom.
“Consequently, all students and I underscore all students, are told and be requested to sign an understanding that after being trained here they must commit to serve in their churches or organizations for a minimum of two years and if there is a call of the Lord upon their lives to engage in ministry elsewhere, to obtain the blessing of the local pastor,” he revealed.
“We are doing this ladies and gentlemen not because we are looking for members but because we want to ensure the growth of the national church,” Rodney emphasized.