Sister Alice Tinker Laid to Rest

On Sunday, July 22, 2012, Sister Alice Yvette Tinker, who made an indelible mark on the Adventist Church in the North Bahamas Conference was laid to rest.
While residing in Grand Bahama, she served beside her husband, Pastor E. Bryan Tinker, president of the North Bahamas Conference, in all the churches from West End and Eight Mile Rock in the West to Sunrise, Bethesda, Freeport, Blessed Hope, and Shiloh in the East. Alice also served in ministry in the Abaco District where there are four Adventist churches: Marsh Harbour, Salem, North Abaco, and South Abaco.

After leaving the banking industry, Alice served at Grand Bahama Academy of Seventh-day Adventists in the Business Office, doing whatever she could in this part of God’s vineyard. Many parents would remember Alice Tinker for the distinct way she greeted them in person and on the telephone. She paid special attention to each parent.

Many will remember the melodious singing voice of Alice, especially singing the “The Holy City” with her beautiful soprano that thrilled the hearts of so many persons.

Sister Alice led the wives of the pastoral team as the Shepherdess Leader for the North Bahamas Conference for the past six years. In tribute to Sister Alice at her funeral, Shepherdesses from the North and South Bahamas Conferences presented a special musical item.

The eulogy was presented by Dr. Leonard A. Johnson, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission. In the service, he admonished all present to remain faithful although we may not understand why God allows certain circumstances to occur in our lives. Let us continue to remember Pastor Tinker and the children, Jason and Brittany, in prayer.