Elders' Baptism Sabbath
Year of the Laity 2013
On Sabbath, September 28, 2013, The Year of the Laity in the
Inter-American Division reached an awesome peak at the
Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church, Nassau, The
Bahamas, when six local elders baptized six precious souls.
The first elder, Todd Beneby said "It was truly a sobering
experience." With a packed church of over three hundred
members, friends, and visitors, the baptisms were a special
experience to all of the elders. All eleven elders shared
in the examination of the baptismal candidates and six, who
worked with persons, baptized. This was made possible
through a special proclamation by the Inter-American
Division for 50,000 local elder in the Division to baptize
on this Sabbath. Centreville was blessed to be a part of
it. The local elders who baptized were: Todd Beneby, first
Ministries Director; Freeman
Duncanson, David Knowles, Oral Gibson, Harrison Moxey.
The sermon was delivered by a local elder, Clayton Forbes.
It was the final sermon in the month-long Sabbath emphasis
called Elders on Fire.