Three Jamaican Clergy Honored at CAFBLC Awards in Washington DC

by Derrick Scott

Washington, DC – Three Jamaican clergymen were among fifteen ministers from denominations in the USA, Caribbean and parts of Africa who were recognized by the Caribbean and African-American Faith-Based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC) based in Washington, DC.

The 5th annual Caribbean and African faith-based leadership award ceremony was held at the Renaissance hotel, in downtown Washington, DC on Saturday, September 15

The Jamaican clergy who received the CAFBLC Award are Bishop Clayton Martin from the General Presbyter of the Church of God of Prophesy, Caribbean region, Rev. Dr. Keith Robb, founder and president of Norbrook Medical Equipment and Rev. Dr. Carla Dumbar who is senior pastor of Cavaliers Church of God of Prophesy in Jamaica.

Rev. Dr. Agorom Dike of Caribbean and African-American Faith-Based Leadership Conference honors Jamaican Clergy: Rev. Dr. Keith Robb, Rev. Dr. Carla Dumbar, Bishop Dr. Carlton Martin

Founder and President of the Caribbean and African-American Faith-Based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC), the Rev. Dr. Agorom Dike (center), shares the spotlight with the three Jamaican clergymen who received the 2018 Caribbean and African-American Faith-Based Awards. L-R: Rev. Dr. Keith Robb, Founder and President of Norbrook Medical Equipment, Rev. Dr. Carla Dumbar, Senior Pastor of Cavaliers Church of God of Prophesy in Jamaica and Bishop Dr. Carlton Martin, General Presbyter of the Church of God of Prophesy for the Caribbean. ( Photo Derrick Scott)

In making the presentation, president of CAFBLC Rev. Dr. Agorom Dike said the individuals who received awards have been active in mission partnership through the Caribbean and have participated in advocacy and briefings for the welfare of Caribbean nationals for immigration and criminal justice reform, as well as other humanitarian concerns in the White House, the US congress and US department of state, office of religious and global affairs.

Rev. Dike told the large gathering of US congressional officials and faith-based leaders who attended the award ceremony that the award has blazed a spiritual trail to address injustice, assist the poor as well as immigrants, while winning souls for Christ.

He pointed out that the CAFBLC which is held yearly to coincide with the annual congressional black caucus in Washington, DC was one way to bring together Caribbean spiritual leaders as well as those from several African countries to examine how they can pool resources to address economic development in their respective countries.  This year, the theme is United in Faith for Economic Development.

Rev. Dike acknowledged that the fifteen honorees were recognized for their outstanding leadership in humanitarian services, economic development, philanthropy, fostering hope and transformation in their nations and international communities.

The US congressional black caucus saw over ten thousand leaders who gathered in Washington, DC to discuss several topics.

The CAFBLC was founded in May 2013 with a mission to improve the quality of life throughout the Caribbean, Africa the Diaspora in the USA, Europe, Asia and around the globe.

Caribbean and African-American Faith-Based Leadership Conference honorees

Founder and President of the Caribbean and African-American Faith-Based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC), the Rev. Dr. Agorom Dike (2nd row /center) poses for a photograph with the 2018 recipients of the Caribbean and African-American Faith-Based Awards.

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