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Fathers honoured at Vernon Temple AME

Fatherhood in focus: fathers were honoured at Vernon Temple AME

Father’s Day at Vernon Temple AME Church was a heartfelt experience. Hosted by the Vernon Temple Men's Fellowship, four fathers were honoured in recognition of the role that each has played in their homes and community.

The service was led by the Reverend Leon Jennings, associate minister. The honourees were John Tucker, whose son Janeiro Tucker (“Mr Cup Match”) talked about how his father’s influence made him the man he is today — and not just on the cricket field, but in life in general.

Next was Ralph Scott, whose daughters and grandson, talked about how their father and grandfather lead the home and family by example, a very emotional tribute.

Next was Clarence Burrows, whose son Jecoa said when he saw his father get baptised, it inspired him to do likewise.

Kevin Minors Sr, whose sons Kevin Jr and Keevon talk about their father’s unwavering support throughout their childhood and into adulthood.

Without prior knowledge, each father, one by one, was called to the front of the altar with their children, who spoke of the life lessons they have learnt from them that helped to shape their lives, as well as the influence they sill have today.

Each father was given the opportunity to respond and there was a common thread of wisdom in their comments, pointing out that being a good father is not easy but a choice you must make for your family.

First of all, you must have strong convictions and the only way to do that is through studying and living by Biblical principles.

Each honoree was presented with a certificate of recognition, followed by the ministry of music by Brother Conrad Roach.

Then followed the presentation of the Reginald and Sheila Burrows – Positive Image Award to Jamar Dill. This annual award is chosen by judges from the Men's Fellowship, from essays written by the Sunday School children.

The service concluded with the Invitation to all men present to take an example from Cristino Ronaldo’s father, an alcoholic who died of liver disease, but always said his son would be the best footballer in the world. What drives Ronaldo in his pursuit of sporing success and wealth is it the voice of his father in his head. There was not a dry eye in the place.

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Published June 22, 2024 at 7:57 am (Updated June 22, 2024 at 7:42 am)

Fathers honoured at Vernon Temple AME

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