Colleague Pastors and others remember Pastor Cheryl-Ann Dublin
Pastor Cheryl-Ann Dublin
April 25, 2023

Colleague Pastors and others remember Pastor Cheryl-Ann Dublin

Glowing tributes have been paid to former bank employee and Pastor Cheryl-Ann Dublin who died suddenly on Friday, April 21.

For many years, Dublin served as Pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy in Kingstown.

She also recently retired from her secular job at the Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines, which was formerly Barclays Bank, CIBC-FCIB.

Under Pastor Dublin’s leadership, the Church of God of Prophecy always gave full support to the St Vincent and the Grenadines National Gospel Festival commonly known as Gospel Fest.

Coordinator of the event, Michael Peters told SEARCHLIGHT that Pastor Dublin was scheduled to deliver the sermon during Gospel Fest on Saturday, April 22.

Sadly, she died one day before the planned event so that instead of her ministering the word last Saturday night, gospel artistes and ministers came together and paid glowing tribute to Pastor Dublin.

The event was held at the Russells Auditorium in Kingstown.

On Saturday morning, Peters told SEARCHLIGHT that he had a close working relationship with Pastor Dublin.

“We worked together for many years for Gospel Fest and also for Nine Mornings,” Peters recalled.

He reflected that Pastor Dublin was a very strong supporter of both activities.

He recalled that Pastor Dublin also leveraged her position at the financial institution to obtain savings vouchers which were donated to children who participated in the Nine Mornings Festival.

He said she was one of the pastors he could rely on to do devotions during Nine Mornings in festivities.

“So every year, we would have the Church of God of Prophecy as part of the devotions in Kingstown.”

Peters said her support and contribution to both Gospel Fest and Nine Mornings “would be surely missed.”

In reflection, Peters said Pastor Dublin “contributed much ” to both festivals in St Vincent and the Grenadines and “was a source of encouragement and inspiration.”

He told SEARCHLIGHT that last Saturday night’s tribute at Gospel Fest was aimed at showing how greatly Pastor Dublin would be missed.

The Open Bible Standard Churches in St Vincent and the Grenadines have used their Facebook page to extend condolences to Dublin’s family and the rest of the Christian community on her passing.

The church’s District Superintendent, Rev Conroy Jack told SEARCHLIGHT that Pastor Dublin “has been a very humble and very nice sister in the Lord as a minister.”

Jack recalled working together with her “ when the Sharpes community was heated,” to help quell the upsurge of violence in the Central Kingstown community. He said they had formed a group called Sharpes Community Crusade sometime around 2017 and worked to restore peace in Redemption Sharpes.

“She was a good person to work with, very involved.”

Pastor Jack also related that in 2020 Pastor Dublin had been planning a crusade and wanted him to be a part of that event but these plans were curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pastor Jack recalled having seen his fellow pastor a few days before she died.

“I spoke with her I think it was Wednesday or thereabout, we met at the gas station.”

During that meeting, they had a short conversation and encouraged each other in the Lord.

Bishop Ezekiel Creese of the Faith Word Ministry at Dauphine said he knew Pastor Dublin well.

He said they spoke about two weeks ago and they were planning on holding a joint crusade in the Roseau area.

Plans for that crusade should have been finalized sometime this week, Creese said.

He described Dublin as a really beautiful person.

The Bishop’s wife, Pastor Marcia Creese also extended condolences on the passing of Pastor Dublin.

Gospel artiste, Sheree Dennie- Edwards and many others, paid glowing tribute to Pastor Dublin on social media.

After her passing, Dennie-Edwards posted that pastor Dublin was “one of the few Godly leaders who really knew what it was to build the kingdom.”

“I never got to say thanks for how much you supported me as a young leader in ministry.”

Pastor Cheryl-Ann Dublin was the mother of two children, Alyssa-Ann La Borde and Alayna Dublin.

Daughter, Alyssa-Ann told SEARCHLIGHT on Monday that her mother had a heart for people, and one of her passions was to see men get saved and take up their position in the various churches.
She described her mother as a strong woman of faith, powerful and full of perseverance.

La Borde recalled that as a prayer warrior, her mother held fast to the saying “make every matter a matter of prayer.”

She said her mother last served as a Customer Representative of the bank, and retired just about the time of its transition.

Pastor Dublin lived at Largo Heights.