Lewis marks 25 years in ministry
December 16, 2005

Lewis marks 25 years in ministry

A special anniversary service was held for Pastor John Lewis and his wife Denise on Saturday, December 4, at the Healing and Prophetic Ministries in commemoration of their 25th anniversary as servants of the Gospel.

Lewis, who is also president of the Evangelical Association, began with his involvement in Youth for Christ in 1980 and later helped co-ordinate the organisation “Ministries in Action” in 1995. {{more}} He said that it has been a joy serving the country in different capacities especially among the youth and added that although he is 51 years old, he still has a focus for them.

Pastor Lewis said meeting his wife, Denise, whom he married in 1982 was a blessing. She operates as a guidance counsellor at the Ministries in Action Counselling Centre at Arnos Vale and at the Kingstown Medical College. He pointed out that Denise served as one of the first guidance councellors in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and has also helped many young people.

Admitting that the ministry had challenges, Lewis confessed that balancing between work and family was a battle since the two priorities would sometimes clash. He however noted that the family should never be neglected in the call to serve Jesus Christ and so far with his wife, he has been able to provide a happy, stable home for his son Dawson who is now at University and daughter Rhema who is at the Community College.

Lewis noted that one of the heartwarming rewards he gets from his 25 years in the Gospel, was seeing many of the young men whom he has trained take up leadership positions in the churches and in the community.

The spiritual minister was also proud of the Institute of Theological Education, which will graduate its first batch of 30 students in 2006.

Lewis said one of his focuses in 2006 with the support of his friends was to launch an HIV/AIDS project using drama to deal with the pandemic affecting the country.