In St. Vincent, Prime Minister Praises the Work of the Adventist Church During Inauguration of New Headquarters – Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines the Honorable Ralph Gonsalves delivers an address in the auditorium of the the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s new headquarters office, in Kingstown, St. Vincent, April 21, 2019. More than 500 church members attended the inaugural ceremony and toured the offices. Photo: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mission

April 25, 2019 | Kingstown, St. Vincent | Libna Stevens/IAD

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and The Grenadines praised the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on the islands for the contribution to the development of the nation during the church’s inauguration ceremony of its new headquarter office in Kingstown, St. Vincent, on April 21, 2019.

The Honorable Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, particularly praised the dedicated work of the church in education and the nurture in spiritual and moral values.

“When the Seventh-day Adventist Church began in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), those early years saw an eruption of the Volcano on the island and a prejudice against the church,” said Gonsalves. “But the Adventist Church in SVG was forged in the fire.”

Pastor Kern Tobias (2nd left), president for the church in the Caribbean Union, speaks as he and Prime Minister Gonsalves (right) unveil the new dedication plaque at the entrance of the new church’s headquarters. Pastor Dermoth Baptiste (far left), president of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mission, looks on during the unveiling. Photo: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mission

Prime Minister Gonsalves went on to say that the Adventist Church is the single largest denomination in the country. He said that his administration ensured that graduates from the church-operated University of Southern Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago, enacted legislation that all graduates of accredited universities should be paid on the same scale, unlike what was taking place.

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