WJC Pastoral Districts Now up to 45

  •   Adiese Jonas-Murphy, Associate Communications Director
  •  Friday, May 5, 2017


With the steady increase of membership across the West Jamaica Conference (WJC), coupled with the unwavering desire of its leadership to provide additional Pastoral Care in each District, the Executive Committee of the WJC voted to create two New Pastoral Districts. This became effective on May 1, 2017. The new Pastoral Districts are: the Pitfour and Dias District of Churches.


The Pitfour Church now stands as a ‘Mother,’ after enjoying years of a tightly knitted relationship with the Granville District of Churches. As a result, the Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Retirement and Camrose have united with Pitfour, to form a new district. In addition to the new formation of the district, former Pastor of the Montego Bay Church, Pastor Deron Miller has been asked to provide leadership.


The Dias District was the second to receive its independence. It is comprised of the Seventh-day Adventist Churches in: Lances River, Blenheim, Dias and Riverside, along with the Haughton Court Company. Effective May 1, 2017, it broke its long held relationship being a part of the then Lucea District of Churches. Pastor Laundale Munroe, the Director of Sabbath School and Personal Ministries at the West Jamaica Conference, has been asked to provide Pastoral Leadership to the District until the appointment of a District Pastor.


As a result of the formation of these two districts, ten Pastors have seen changes in their Pastoral duties.


Their new assignments and appointments are as follows:
  • Pastor Deron Miller has been reassigned from the Montego Bay District of Churches to the Pitfour District of Churches.
  • Pastor Andre Johnson leaves the Harrison District of Churches to the Montego Bay Church.
  • Pastor Chadrick Cunningham moves from the Seaforth Town District to the Harrison District.
  • Pastor Floyd Whyte bids the Hopewell District of Churches farewell to enter the Seaforth Town District
  • Pastor Darren Murphy’s first assignment as District Pastor is at the Hopewell District of Churches.
  • The Director of Sabbath School & Personal Ministries at the West Jamaica Conference, Pastor Laundale Munroe, has been assigned to hold the Dias District of Churches.
  • Pastor Wentworth Munroe has been transferred from the Coote Savannah District to the March Town District
  • Pastor Lascelles James leaves the White House District to the Cool Savannah District
  • Pastor Rohan Golbourne’s first assignment as District Pastor is at the White House District of Churches
  • Pastor Norman Thompson has been reassigned from the March Town District and asked to serve as the Director of Family Ministries. Pastor Thompson assignment to the office of Family Ministries filled the gap created as a result of Pastor Joel Haye’s re-assignment to serve as the Pastor of the NCU Church in Mandeville.
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