Atlantic Caribbean Union

ATCU President Receives Queen’s New Year Honor

ATCU President Receives Queen’s New Year Honor
ATCU Communication Department


“I accept such honor not necessarily for myself but on behalf of the church that I serve with all the energy and strength that God has given to me,” stated Dr. Leonard A. Johnson as he commented on being one of the twenty-six Bahamians listed to receive one of the annual Queen’s New Year Honors to be given in 2016.

The award bestowed on Dr. Johnson, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists (ATCU), comprising The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands, is the Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) for services rendered to the church

The CMG, granted to men and women of high office or to those who render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country, was instituted in 1818 by the Prince Regent (later George IV) of Great Britain.

Recalling his humble beginnings and acknowledging the support and guidance he received along the way from his late parents, friends, and his wife of 32 years, Denise, Dr. Johnson credited the honor to God. “This high and significant recognition without question must be attributed to God and by extension, His church. I accept the honor humbly and look forward to the day when I shall receive the greatest award issued by God Himself.”

In October of 2015, Pastor Johnson was re-elected as president of ATCU for another five-year term. He, along with his fellow officers and directors, has recommitted himself to spreading the good news of salvation across the Atlantic Caribbean territory.

Johnson is expected to accept the actual insignia later this year at a special ceremony.