ATCU Concludes First Week of Evangelism Series with Baptisms

Pastors and baptismal candidates in the North Bahamas Conference, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas

One week after the start of the Footprints of Hope, Walking with Jesus online evangelistic series with Pastor Glen Samuels as speaker, more than 90 persons from the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) territory committed their lives to God in baptism on Saturday, January 22, 2022.  During the service, internationally renowned musical guest artist, Angela Primm, sang “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.”  Pastor Samuels then presented the message challenging listeners to let go of the “it” in their lives and surrender “it” all to Jesus. 

Despite the challenges with COVID-19 and some technical issues with the live streaming, there were baptisms in every field in the ATCU territory.  Baptisms took place in Grand Turk and Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands; Eleuthera, Abaco, Grand Bahama, and New Providence in The Bahamas; and Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.

Pastor Peter Kerr, president of ATCU, who brought welcome and greetings to the listeners before the sermon, noted his delight at how God had been moving across the union.  “We thank God as together we celebrate the rich harvest of souls won to Christ across our union today as part of the Footprints of Hope, Walking with Jesus evangelistic campaign. This is a day of good tidings. Like Mary, the mother of Jesus, I can say, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,’” he said.

Pastor of the South Bahamas Conference, Jamal Franklyn, wipes the face of newly baptized member.

The Footprints of Hope, Walking with Jesus online evangelistic series is a four-week joint effort of the five English-speaking unions of the Inter-American Division (the Atlantic Caribbean Union; the Belize Union; the Caribbean Union; the Jamaica Union; and the Dutch Caribbean Union).  There are over 20 social media sites, 1 radio station, and 2 television stations streaming the series nightly across the ATCU territory.  You can visit the website of any conference (Cayman Islands Conference –; North Bahamas Conference – ; South Bahamas Conference –; and Turks and Caicos Islands Conference – in the territory to see the starting time relative to your country.  Or, you can click here to watch the series on the YouTube channel of ATCU nightly at 6:30 and on Saturday mornings at 10:30.

With a membership of 33,130, ATCU, which is headquartered in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, comprises four fields, namely, the Cayman Islands Conference, the North Bahamas Conference, the South Bahamas Conference, and the Turks and Caicos Islands Conference.  In addition, Northern Caribbean University, which is located in Mandeville, Jamaica, is jointly owned and operated by ATCU and the Jamaica Union.