BARBADIAN PASTOR IN CAYMAN ISLANDS ORDAINED AN ELDER IN WESLEYAN HOLINESS CHURCH
Rev. Michael Leroy Doughlin, a Barbadian, was ordained an elder in the Wesleyan Holiness Church one day before his 57th birthday. The ordination service at George Town Wesleyan Holiness Church, was the first conducted by this denomination in the Cayman Islands.
In his sermon, Rev. Cumberbatch admonished Rev. Doughlin that ordination was a solemn charge, and that a minister is a messenger, watchman and steward of the Lord. As such, he should be an example of morality.
Rev. Doughlin spent his formative years as an active member of the White Park Wesleyan Holiness Church in Barbados. He served for 20 years as an elementary school teacher, and was trained at Erdiston Teachers Training College. He was an executive member of the Barbados Union of Teachers for a number of years.
In 2005, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counselling from Boyce College, a school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been serving as pastor of George Town Wesleyan Holiness Church since 2013. He and his wife, Denise (also a trained teacher), have introduced community outreach initiatives such as the Set For Life afterschool programme.
Members of the George Town, North Side and West Bay congregations of the Wesleyan Holiness Church attended the ordination service in support of Rev. Doughlin, as well as members of the Barbadian community resident in the Cayman Islands.