Monday, September 11, 2006 - Minister of Social Transformation,
Culture and Local Government Honourable Menissa Rambally has officially welcomed
the newly elected President of the Mission of Seventh Day Adventist in Saint
Lucia. Pastor Johnson Fredrick is the second head of the mission in itís seventh
year existence here and the first Saint Lucian to hold the position.
The Minister used the opportunity to congratulate Pastor Fredrick on his
election. She says she is optimistic that his election would bring an
opportunity for youthful and visionary leadership. She says in her personal
capacity as a member of the church family that she believes Pastor Fredrick has
inherited a solid foundation which was well laid by his predecessor Pastor
The growth of the SDA church over the years she says has made it now one of the
largest denominations in the island. She says this indicates that the new
president will have the challenge of leading a large flock including a growing
Minister Rambally who also has responsibility for Ecclesiastical Affairs wished
the Missionís president and his team Gods blessings and every success in the
management of the church.
Government she says recognizes the role that the church plays in influencing the
moral fabric of the society and the church is called to assist with building
strong families, communities and by extension a stronger nation.