St. Maarten Prime Minister to address regional convention next week

POSTED: 07/13/11 12:09 PM

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will be one of several high-level dignitaries scheduled to attend and address the Bi-Annual Regional Convention of the Church of God of Prophecy (COGOP) next week. The gathering opens on July 21 and will continue until July 24.

Victory Temple in Weymouth Hills will be the venue for this, the most significant, church gathering of the membership from across the Leeward Islands, Dominica, French Antilles, and Suriname. Regional Overseer and Pastor of the Victory Temple Bishop Michael Greenaway said they are looking forward to having the Prime Minister address the visiting delegates and also to be able to host such an important event on St. Maarten.

“The convention is held on various islands in our region every two years and so we are pleased that we now have a chance to host it here. This event also makes an impact on St. Maarten’s tourism-driven economy as delegates stay in hotels, rent vehicles and certainly shop while on island.”

Also expected to address the convention are the Executive Director of Global Outreach Ministries David Bryan and the incoming Caribbean General Presbyter Bishop Clayton Martin. Other members of the present government are also expected to speak during the convention.

“It is a tremendous honor to have these officials in our midst so they can witness how the church work is growing locally and around the region. Our theme this year is ‘Pursuing the spirit for renewed vision and growth’ and this convention provides a chance for great fellowship but also to set the direction for the entire organization for the coming two years,” Bishop Greenaway added.

Highlights of the convention include a ministers and spouses seminar on Friday morning at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel, the leadership workshop on Saturday morning and the nightly services with power-packed worship and praise. The convention will also be streamed live from their Facebook fan page at COGOP Leeward.

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