Bishop Delton Fernander was returned as Bahamas Christian Council president. Fernander was elected unopposed to his second three-year term during elections held on Tuesday.
“I offered myself to once again serve in the position of president and I want to extend my gratitude to the members of the council for the confidence they have placed in me to speak for the country’s Christian community at such a pivotal time in our history,” said Fernander.
“Times have been very hard for many Bahamians who are still grappling with the destruction left behind by killer storm Dorian and now the economic fallout from the coronavirus, and the stringent measures used to diminish its spread across the globe. One such measure was limiting church gatherings to 10 persons, which meant that pastors and other church leaders had to use modern technology to connect with their members and to spread the gospel. As we move forward, as president of the Bahamas Christian Council, it is my intent to assist and encourage the council and churches to effectively integrate technology into its routine communications and outreach efforts.”
Fernander says he intends to place intense focus on strengthening the family unit and their relationship with Christ.
“The family is the bedrock of our nation and should we succeed in its fortification, we will simultaneously address some of our social ills.”
Also comprising the executive team are Pastor Mario Moxey, first vice president; Bishop Gregory Minnis, second vice president; Reverend Carla Culmer, third vice president; Reverend Gloria Ferguson, fourth vice president; Reverend Dr. Beverly Strachan, secretary; Reverend Dr. Ronald Campbell, treasurer; and Reverend Dr. Roslyn Astwood, administrative assistant.