JIS News

Jamaican Consul General to New York (N.Y.), Dr. Basil K. Bryan has expressed concern that the power of the Jamaican Diaspora was not being fully realized. Dr. Bryan made the observation while meeting with a delegation of Bishops and Elders from the International Pentecostal City Mission Church of New York, during a courtesy call at the Consulate General of Jamaica in Manhattan recently.
In his remarks he said the Jamaican Diaspora was “a most powerful tool whose potential was not being realized in the present context.until our people grasp the concept of unity, the full potential of the Diaspora will remain largely unrealized”.
Bishop Petrona Reid, head of the Church, presented the Consul General with a copy of the Journal marking the 50th anniversary of the church, which is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.
The International Pentecostal City Mission Church has five locations in New York City, a total of 63 churches in Jamaica, several in other Caribbean countries as well as in England, Canada and throughout other parts of the USA.
The courtesy call on the Consul General formed part of a week of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the International Pentecostal City Mission Church in Brooklyn, by late pioneers Bishop Ethel J. Wilson, and Bishop Avis M. Gale.The congregation of the Brooklyn church is predominantly Jamaican.