Musicians at the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Kingston, Jamaica

Ecumenical worship at the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Kingston, Jamaica, May 2011.


We celebrate this historic first for the Jamaica Baptist Union,” wrote WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca in a congratulatory letter. The Jamaica Baptist Union has been integral to the continuity of the ecumenical vision and voice in the Caribbean region.”

Sauca expressed confidence that Hyde Rileys training at Bossey as well as practical experience will undergird the witness of the Jamaica Baptist Union. May Gods Spirit be your accompaniment and support in this season, and may Gods favour be yours,” Sauca wrote.

We are also painfully cognizant of the current context of foment and grief surrounding Jamaica, where the COVID-19 crisis continues amid violence, grave concerns over childrens rights, and extremist groups.”

Sauca extended prayers for wisdom, discernment and good health, as Hyde Riley navigates being a prophet and healer. We pray for your family and the Jamaica Baptist Union, as well as for the communities you serve,” Sauca wrote. Be assured not only of our prayers but of our accompaniment, now and in the future.”

WCC letter of greetings to the acting general secretary of the Jamaica Baptist Union

WCC member churches in Jamaica