Jamaican Baptists Elect First Female President
For Immediate Release
Montego Bay, St. James
History has just been created has Jamaican Baptists gathered for their 5th Believers’ Convention and 167th General Assembly at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay elected the Rev. Karen Kirlew as the first female President. The Rev. Mrs. Kirlew currently serves as Pastor for the St. Ann Bay circuit of Baptist Churches.
She was elected a Vice President at the 2016 Assembly. In 1996, the first female was ordained to the full-time Pastoral Ministry by the Jamaica Baptist Union.
The Convention/Assembly will conclude on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Convention Centre, Rose Hall, Montego Bay where over seven thousand Baptists are expected to be in attendance.