On Sunday April 27th at 3 O’clock in the afternoon, the Redemption Seventh-day Adventist Church took its final step in the journey of erecting a Sanctuary, The Dedication Ceremony.
The Redemption Church was born out of “Sweet Redemptive Crusade” held at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center in March 2008 where Evangelist Wilmont James presented the word and over 200 souls were won for Christ’s Kingdom.
The church initially convened in the auditorium of the Old Bahamas Academy and was pastored by Pastor Kent Price however the benevolence of Pastor Roy Hanna under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit resulted in a donation of land for the erection of their own building. The journey begun with a ground-breaking ceremony on July 10 2011 and occupancy of the Fellowship hall on December 20, 2011. A team of dedicated members led by Kervin Oliver Hall along with the VBA led by Elder Winston Ash toiled acidulously until the project was completed. Several pastors were blessed to have served during this journey, namely Kent Price, Lynden Williams and Wilfred Adderley.
The long anticipated Dedication Celebrations led by Pastor Wilfred Adderly and wife, began on Wednesday April 23 and concluded Sunday April 27. Members and friends from across the breath of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas signaled support through their attendance. Administrators from both the Atlantic Union and South Bahamas Conference played pivotal roles in the services. Also in attendance were the former Governor General of the Bahamas, Arthur D. Hanna and Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas The Hon. Philip E. Brave Davis.
In honor of this occasion, the road on which the church is located was named Redemption Way.
Article By: Patrice Williams-Gordon Special Events Coordinator