Steps are being taken to form an alliance of Grace Brethren churches in the Bahamas.
Last week, pastors Jesus Munoz, Javier Feraro, Henry Cher-Aime, and Dumont Cardichon traveled to Nassau to help the leadership organize the Bahamian congregations into a group.
“The chairman of the board is Pastor Henri Cher-Aime,” reports Munoz, who serves as director of ethnic ministries with Encompass World Partners. “They will work together [preparing] the bylaws, applying for a legal status before the government, and preparing a celebration for September 10 where all the churches that want to be member may sign a document.”
Pastor Henri and Pastor Dumont, who work with Caribbean Vision Ministries (Chuck Davis, executive director), are the church planters. Pastor Javier and Jesus, as well as a few pastors of the Florida District of Grace Brethren Churches, helped training the leaders of Bahamas and are guiding them in the organization process.
More than 50 churches are invited to the September launch celebration, where the Grace Brethren movement will be introduced and documents for the Charis Alliance will be presented.
(Feature photo: Leaders from Grace Brethren congregations in the Bahamas met last week to discuss organizing as an alliance of churches.)