With Dalton Jenkins in Yonkers

In June, Pam and I spent some time with Dalton Jenkins, pastor of our small Jamaican church in Yonkers, N.Y. We had supper with Dalton and his wife, Jacqueline (right), and then they showed us the 600-square-foot building where the congregation–about 22 people–hold services.

Dalton’s mother-in-law is Mrs. Larimer. She and her husband served in ministry in Jamaica. She’s very much a prayer warrior and preaches some. When I attended Jamaica Conference two years ago, she was invited to pray at the installation of Winston Smith as General Superintendent and the members of the Conference Council. They live with Dalton and Jacqueline.

The city of Yonkers is being upgraded. It is totally different from the Bronx, where we have another Jamaican church. Yonkers has a more upscale feel. They have a whole waterfront area that looks pretty upscale. Within a few blocks of the church are people from five or six nationalities–Mexican, Polish, Jamaican, and others. They are trying to figure out the best way to reach people in this type of community.

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