Faith Walk Church of God in Cooper’s Town, Abaco, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
To commemorate this milestone achievement, Faith Walk set aside five days for special events featuring local and international church leaders.
It all kicked off on Wednesday, November 19, with Bishop Archilaus Cooper, former senior pastor of Faith Walk, appearing as a special guest speaker. He was followed on Thursday, November 20, by Bishop Daniel Vassell of Tennessee. The speaker for Friday night was Bishop Moses A Johnson, national overseer and administrative bishop of the Church of God, and Sunday’s speaker was Bishop Ishmael Charles, the Caribbean field director of the Church of God. There was also a special memorial on Friday, November 21, honouring 202 persons.
Then on Saturday, November 22, a grand banquet was held in the church’s auditorium. Thirty persons were honoured for their significant financial support and long-time service among other contributions. Two of those honoured were Bishop Archilaus Cooper and Bishop Kenneth Major, national education director of the Church of God Bahamas.
The gala night brought persons not only from all over Abaco but from throughout the Bahamas together, including former Prime Minister and North Abaco MP Hubert Ingraham, who gave greetings at the banquet.
Bishop Anthony Campbell, Church of God district overseer for Abaco, and Rev Dr Silbert Mills of the Bahamas Christian Network were also in attendance.
The 100th year celebrations culminated on Sunday with a march accompanied by the Pioneer Grand Bahama Band and a church service which saw the church packed to capacity with close to 500 persons filling the pews.
These celebrations were hosted under the leadership of the church’s senior pastor, Rev Herbert Edgecombe, and his wife, Millicent Edgecombe. The theme was “Continue in the Faith”, taken from Colossians 1:20-27.
Rev Edgecombe is no stranger to serving with excellence. Before his ascension to chief spiritual advisor of Faith Walk, he led the local church choir and served as district choir director for Abaco. He was instrumental in the erection of the Faith Walk’s new edifice, served as youth pastor, Sunday School superintendent, assistant pastor and has now been senior pastor for two years.
For for further information, contact the church’s national public relations officer Brother Machale Taylor.