Building To Grow
Seeing people’s lives being changed through the preaching and teaching of the gospel excites me.
The year 2000 was one of the most exciting years of my life. It was the year that I graduated from Ozark Christian College. It was the year that I returned to my homeland Barbados. It was the year that I went back to the Caribbean with a burning passion to preach the word of God. God had placed in my heart a vision for the Caribbean. A vision to preach the word of God and share the love of Jesus with the people of the Caribbean, a vision to plant healthy churches and strengthen weak churches to become impactful in the communities they serve. It was during the year 2000 that Caribbean Missions was formed. I got married in 2001 and my wife Stephanie who is from Kentucky in the USA, joined me in Barbados, and together we have been serving as missionaries in Barbados. God has blessed us with two beautiful children, Preston and Makenna.
Caribbean Missions has done mission work in Barbados, St. Vincent, Antigua, Grenada, Trinidad, Tobago, Haiti, and Jamaica in the Caribbean and also Guyana in South America. Evangelism and church planting is at the heart of the ministry of Caribbean Missions. Through our mission, we have built churches in Barbados, Guyana, and Haiti. We have baptized hundreds of people and conducted crusades, revivals, seminars, conferences and conventions throughout the Caribbean.
Caribbean Missions offers help to churches and people who have been affected by natural disasters. We have built ten houses to house over sixty people who became homeless because of hurricanes and earthquakes. We have also rebuilt churches in Haiti and Grenada that were severely damaged by Hurricane Ivan and the 2011 earthquake that hit Haiti. Our mission has also provided water, food, and clothes for people who were badly affected by natural disasters. Caribbean Missions has also provided medical supplies to help those in need and school supplies for children.
Living on the island of Barbados has afforded us the opportunity to work with a congregation there. For the past nineteen years, I have been preaching at the Church Village Church of Christ in Barbados. This is the church that I attended from birth. My wife has been serving faithfully in this congregation also. She is the worship minister at the church. She is also a Sunday school teacher and the leader of the married couples’ ministry that she founded at the church. The membership of the church has outgrown the seating capacity of the building. The growth of the church and the effective execution of the ministries of the church are being severely hindered because of the lack of proper facilities. We have stepped out in faith to build a new sanctuary and multipurpose building for our ministry in Barbados. This new building will seat 450 persons for worship. This new facility would allow us to do ministry more effectively. It would allow the church to grow numerically and spiritually. I am just as excited as I was nineteen years ago when Caribbean missions were started. Seeing people’s lives being changed through the preaching and teaching of the gospel excites me. My wife and I are committed to continuing to allow God to use us as he so desires. We believe that the best years for our mission are yet to come. We thank you for your prayers, encouragement, and financial support. Together we can work to expand the kingdom of God.