Senior Pastor Elect of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CCBBC), Reverend Dr Michael A. Turnbull and First Lady Elect Minster Shondrea N. Turnbull will on March 26, 2023, take the helm of the church and bring it under their leadership, as Senior Pastor, Reverend Dr Melvin A. Turnbull steps down as church leader.
Set for 4:00pm, Mr Turnbull Sr added, "It is an exciting time for CGBBC," as transition starts on 24 March and will culminate on March 26, 2023 in a weekend celebration is dubbed 'Transformative Transition."
Senior Pastor Reverend Dr Melvin A. Turnbull, who has led the church for 48 years, along with his wife, First Lady Minister Marion M. Turnbull, had announced his intention to transition on Sunday, July 18, 2022, to the congregation in the sanctuary and those worshipping online.
"The installation is historical for CGBBC because I was thrust into the role without transition or warning. Now, I can hand the baton to Dr Mike in a special way that sets the trajectory for how things are done when he hands over the baton."
The Church, in a press release, said to commemorate this installation, Senior Pastor Elect Dr Mike, and First Lady Elect Minister Shondrea will be hosting a Community Block Party on the grounds of the church starting at 6:30 PM on Friday, March 24, 2023, to celebrate this historic transition.
It added that the Senior Pastor Elect
and the First Lady Elect wants the transition to be meaningful, and to
change lives in the process where they can ensure that CGBBC touches the
lives of people wherever they are across the Territory.
Transition to be meaningful - CGBBC
It added that the Senior Pastor Elect and First Lady Elect wants the transition to be meaningful, and to change lives in the process where they can ensure that CGBBC touches the lives of people wherever they are across the Territory.
"The transition is not an exercise; it must mean something. We are excited about our transition weekend. We invite and welcome all the people of the Virgin Islands
to come out and celebrate God's goodness with us," the Senior Pastor said.
There will be live music by High-Frequency Band and Dj Dre, bounce house and other activities for children, food, and more.
Then on Saturday, March 25, 2023, the Church will have a preparatory day ahead of its Sunday morning service at 9:30 AM and the installation service at 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoon.