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Photos of the Memorial and Funeral Service for the late Pastor Silas N. McKinney held on Friday, July 29, 2016, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church, Nassau, The Bahamas. The photos were taken by Derek Smith (photo on the right).
Above is the sermon only by Pastor Joseph. The full-length video of service will come soon.
The Prime Minister arrives at the funeral
The Governor arrives at the funeral
Pastor Paul Scavella and Hon. Hubert Minnis, Leader of the Opposition
Prime Minister Hon. Perry Christie greeting Pastor Israel Laito, president of the Inter-American Division
A former Govenor General, Hon Arthur Hanna, age 88, arrives at the funeral.
Two former presidents of the Adventist Church in The Bahamas greet each other. Left is Pastor Leslie McMillan, retired and currently residing in Florida; and right is Pastor Hugh A. Roach, also retired.
The congregation singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the State-Recognized Funeral
The casket draped with the National Flag
Governor General Dame Pindling, greeting Neil McKinney
A portion of the McKinney generations attending the funeral on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the Hillview Church
Pastor Paul Scavella and Pastor Leonard Johnson getting some things together.
The soloists: Colyn Major, Portia Barnett, Stacy Campbell Marshall
Platform participants: Tanya Hanna, cousin of Pastor McKinney; Dr. Avis Hendrickson, president of Atlantic Union College, Massachusetts, USA; Dr. John Carey
Pastor Michael Smith, president of Turks and Caicos Mission; Pastor Henry Moncur, president of the North Bahamas Conference; Pastor Noel Fraser, former president of the West Indies Union and best friend of Pastor Silas N. McKinney
Pastor Peter Joseph, son-in-law of Pastor Silas McKinney, speaking at the funeral upon Pastor McKinney's request.
Listening to the sermon: Pastor Israel Leito (right), president of the Adventist Church in Inter-America and Pastor Leonard Johnson, president of the Adventist Church comprising of The Bahamas Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos.
The honor guards (Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force) take the casket to the hearse after the service at the church.
The official caravan to begin the 3.5 mile journey to the Lake View Cemetery
The son and grandsons of Pastor Silas McKinney
Pastor Eric D. Clarke, Youth Director of the Atlantic Caribbean Union
Pastor C. Melvin Lewis, treasurer of the South Bahamas Conference giving the prayer
Grands and great grand
The Sentinels Quartet singing at the Memorial Services
Raymond Antonio, a musician at the memorial
Allison Mason Rolle singing at the Memorial Services "I Set My Mind on Another Time."
Pastor Noel Fraser (left), former president of the West Indies Union and a friend of Pastor McKinney for 64 years. Pastor Trevor Thompson, former pastors of the Adventist Churches in Grand Bahama; and Pastor Welburn of Jamaica.
Pastor Leonard Johnson, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union preaching during the memorial services. Nearly three hundred friends and family members attended the inspirational services at the Hillview Church.
President of the The Bahamas Christian Council, Dr. Ranford Patterson, bringing condolences.
Pastor Johnson preaching
Pastor Peter Kerr, Executive Secretary of the Atlantic Caribbean Union
Ruth McKinney with Michelle and Peter, Neil, and Mrs. Moxey, a family friend.
Willis McKinney, from Crooked Island and a cousin of Pastor McKinney bringing a tribute.
Marva Farquharson, a descendant of Crooked Island
Michael McCoy, first elder of the Grant's Town Church bringing a tribute
Grant's Town Church Choir
Take by Derek Smith
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Below are condolences and tributes remembering the life of Pastor Silas N. McKinney, the first Bahamian president for the Adventist Church in The Bahamas, who died on Saturday, July 16,2016.
Below is a letter from the president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Ted Wilson
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On Thursday, July 22, 2016, The Good News Seventh-day Adventist Church located in Flamingo Estates, Southern New Providence, hosted the graduation ceremony for the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development Affairs Division Family Life Summer Program. Attending the occasion was the Hon. Melanie Griffin, Minister of Social Services and Community Development. Over 200 people packed the fellowship hall of the Good News Church from the following Family Life Centers: Flamingo Gardens, Elizabeth Estates, and Aastra Estates.
This program was a part of the Church's mandate to partner with the Government, the Community and Corporate Bahamas as they seek to touch lives while implementing Lord Transform Me (on this occasion the third component, Connect and Share).
Representatives from the church (as pictured above) were: Pastor T. Basil Sturrup, Elder Kevin Sterling, Personal Ministries Leader and Charlotte Culmer, Lord Transform Me Coordinator for "Connect and Share.
On August 28, 2016 the Good News Church will host it's "Back to School and Fun Day" on the grounds of the church where they will distribute 500 school bags and other supplies to children in the community; offer free hair cuts for boys, plaiting/braiding of hair for girls and distribute free Bible Lesson Study Guides.
The Good News Adventist Church is located off Carmichael Road, on the South West division of the island of New Providence. The first pastor of the church was Jeff Thompson.
Below are photos of the event:
Photos contributed by: T. Basil Sturrup
Below are hotel rates for guests planning to attend the memorial or funeral services for Pastor Silas N. McKinney on Friday, July 29 and Sunday July 31, 2016, in Nassau, The Bahamas. The information below is for your convenience and may not include all information or up-to-date pricing. Use the numbers to call.
[ August 22, 2016 ] Can you give the names of those who are in this photo. Let us see the first individuals who give at least ten names. Send them to email@example.com. This photo was taken at the Grant's Town Seventh-day Adventist Church, Wellington Street, Nassau, The Bahamas around 1968/1968. It was taken in the old wooden church where the new church now stands.
See if you can identity the persons or places in the photos below and what year the photos were taken. You can also indicate the person's contribution to the Adventist Church in The Bahamas. The photos are numbered so you can identity which one you are referring to. Send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the photo number. The numbers are at the top of each photo.
Pastor Silas McKinney and Pastor Leslie McMillan conducting the evangelistic series under the tent on Farrington Road, Chippingham, when 100 persons were baptized and the Johnson Park Seventh-day Adventist Church was born. Pastor McKinney was the first Bahamian to conduct a tent series in The Bahamas.
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