Atlantic Caribbean Union

First Quinquennial Session Scheduled for ATCU

First Quinquennial Session Scheduled for ATCU
Communication Department, ATCU


At its annual mid-year meetings, held Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the union headquarters in Nassau, Bahamas, the executive committee of the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) voted to hold its first quinquennial session on December 6 and 7, 2015 in Nassau, The Bahamas.

This year’s mid-year meetings, annually held to reflect on God’s blessings and formulate projections, were the last meetings of its kind before the session in December. According to Pastor Peter Kerr, executive secretary of ATCU, this will be the first quinquennial session for ATCU since the inaugural meeting on November 29, 2010, at Northern Caribbean University Gymnasium in Mandeville, Jamaica. On this historic day, the former West Indies Union Conference was reorganized, resulting in two new unions: the Jamaica Union Conference and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission.


At the upcoming session, the departmental directors and the executive committee members of the union along with the leadership of the Turks and Caicos Islands Mission will be chosen to serve for the next five-year period. Pastor Leonard A. Johnson, president of ATCU, explained that because ATCU is a union mission, the union administrators would be appointed by the Inter-American Division (IAD) during the IAD year-end meetings in October 2015.

Special guests at the mid-year meetings were Dr. Hugh Roach and Dr. John Carey, retired ministers from the South Bahamas Conference, who presented the devotional messages on Tuesday and Wednesday morning respectively.


The meetings concluded with the fifth annual symposium on Wednesday evening, May 27 at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church. Each of the field leaders of ATCU along with the president of Northern Caribbean University brought remarks and shared video reports of the work in their respective areas.

Pastor Leonard A. Johnson, president of the union, presented the charge, encouraging unity, a strong financial foundation, and an active membership.