About Our Church
Born in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica, in the district of Aboukir, Louis Wisdom always had a gift to excel. He attended the Ecclestor Methodist Elementary School where he received achievements in the first, second, and third year Pupil Teachers Examinations. These led to graduation from college as a school master. However this was short lived due to the enlistment in the Jamaica Reserve Regiment when World War II started. From this regiment, he was encouraged to join the Jamaica Constabulary which was in search of young recruits with special educational abilities. Within a short time, he was promoted to the rank of Sub-Officer in charge of Finance in the St. Andrew Division with Headquarters Offices at the Half Way Tree Road.
God had a purpose for him. He was led by his beloved wife Beryl to join the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It became his ultimate goal to reach the people in whatever community he lived in. He did this through bible studies and building churches. He traveled To Canada and America, where he left his mark by raising up churches in Toronto, Canada, Bronx, New York and here in Orlando, Florida. He fell asleep in the Lord on September 19, 1996. He will always be remembered and loved for his strong dedication to the work that he did and his straight forward attitude. His memory will live on not only with his children and grandchildren but with his church family also.
In the first third of the 21st century, God brought forth a baby boy in the parish of Hanover, Jamaica, West Indies. His parents named him John Calvin Palmer, a name which was shortened to JC by friends and peers. He attended a little one-room church school in March Town, later moving to Little London, Westmoreland, for continued education. From this humble beginning, JC developed into a “Boy Preacher,” holding church and open air meetings in an endeavor to bring men and women, boys and girls, into a saving relationship with Jesus, who had become the center of his life. John had the unusual distinction of being used by the Spirit of God to raise up churches long before he had the opportunity to attend West Indies College as a theology major.
Newton King, a graduate of the University of the Southern Caribbean located in Trinidad and Tobago (also his native land) received his Bachelor's degree in Theology. Following this achievement, he came to the United States to continue his studies at Andrews University and Western Michigan University where he obtained Masters' in Religion and Psychology.
The Lord blessed his ministry as he pastored in the Southern Caribbean Conference and practiced Psychology in the Michigan area. After many years, his ministry was utilized at the Solid Rock (Pine Hills) Seventh-day Adventist church where he, with his helpmeet at his side Dr. Syllette King, pastored for over 14 years. He is now pastoring at the Maranatha S.D.A. church in Miami, Florida.