Adiese Jonas-Murphy, Associate Communication Director
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Pastor Norman Thompson, Family Life Director
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The West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, through a vote taken by the Executive Committee, has appointed Pastor Norman Everton Thompson to serve as the Director of Family Ministries. His appointment took effect on Monday May 1, 2017. Thompson, the former Pastor of the March Town District of Seventh –day Adventist Churches, fills the vacancy created by Pastor Joel Haye’s departure, having been asked to serve the Northern Caribbean University in the capacity of Church Pastor.
“I deem it a pleasure to have been asked to serve as the Family Life Director for the West Jamaica Conference,” Thompson remarked. “The Family Life Department, is an absolutely critical department and if we get our family lives right, society will be right and our churches will be right,” said the Senior Pastor. “God established the family at the very beginning as the base, so if we can get the Family Ministries Department meeting the needs, we will be heading in the right direction,” he ended.
Pastor Thompson, a son of the ‘West Jamaica soil,’ was born in Bird Mountain Westmoreland and comes to the portfolio with approximately twenty eight years’ experience in Pastoral Ministry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion at the Northern Caribbean University and a Master of Arts Degree in Religion from the Andrews University. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate for the Divinity of Ministry Programme at the Inter American Division Theological Seminary, in the United States of America.
Throughout his ministry, he has served as the Community Services Director of the West Jamaica Conference. He has also provided spiritual care and leadership in the following Pastoral Districts: Cambridge, Orange, Vaughnsfield, Mount Salem, Sandy Bay, Lucea and March Town. His ministry is complimented by his delightfully supportive and charming wife, Annette, and two sons Kevon and Kevandre
He holds the philosophy, “I have not been called to prestige and power, but to faithfulness and to prepare people to live in readiness for the Second Coming of Christ.”