Bahamas Baptist Cat Island Convention

The Cat Island District Convention is held annually by The Bahamas Baptist Association in Port Howe, Cat Island, Bahamas at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

The Pastor is Rev. Donny Newbold. HISTORY:
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Port Howe Cat Island, Bahamas. The structure , which is presently named the Mt. Zion Baptist Church was built in the 1800's in Port Howe, Cat Island. Historically, it was built by a slave master as a place of worship for the slaves. In its early years of ministry the Cathedral of Mt. Zion Baptist of Bailey Town, Bimini via the Zio

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HISTORY:
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Port Howe Cat Island, Bahamas.
The structure , which is presently named the Mt. Zion Baptist Church was built in the 1800's in Port Howe, Cat Island. Historically, it was built by a slave master as a place of worship for the slaves.
In its early years of ministry the Cathedral of Mt. Zion Baptist of Bailey Town, Bimini via the Zion United Convention, was responsible for its spiritual growth and physical development. during this time, the Pastor from Bailey Town Bimini, visited and preached at the church along with Reverend, Mother Ethel Hunter, a Cat Islander missionary. Reverend Herman Dawkins, a Cat Islander served as Pastor for few years.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Port Howe, Cat Island with a body of twenty five members was received in the Bahamas Baptist Association in 1976. The late Reverend Charles Henry Thompson, then Moderator of the Bahamas Baptist Association, assigned the Reverend Garnet King, Reverend John Cleare and Reverend Harriet McDonald to assist with the operation of the church. Eventually, Reverend Garnet King was commissioned by Reverend Charles Thompson to oversee the mission of the work at Mt.Zion. At this time the late Deacon Cleveland Young acted as Pastor and continued the leadership for several years. However, due to ill health and his demised, the work was carried on by faithful sisters in the church, namely the late sister Rhonda Bullard, sister Emily Smith, sister Marge Deveaux and others..
During these years without a pastor, Mt Zion was enriched and impacted spiritually by many missionaries, evangelist, and servants of God from the Bahamas National Baptist Association. Among them were: Moderator Stephen Thompson, then an evangelist who was introduced by Rev. Dr. Garnet King; Since then Reverend Dr. Stephen Thompson visited Mt/ Zion frequently for long period of time.
Evangelist Cora Mcphee, who made tangible contributions to mission and the Youth Department: Minister Fred Seymour who was posted in Port Howe by the National Insurance Board and worked in the Church for at least five years until1986; and Evangelist Lethecia King, who continues to work in all areas of the church.
Many others - Pastors, Evangelists, Missionaries and members of the Bahamas Baptist Association- contributed tremendously to the growth of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

FOUNDERS OF MT.ZION BAPTIST CHURCH:

Pastor Donnie Newbold, a native of Port Howe , Cat Island, a graduate of Old Bight High School, was ordained as Deacon and installed as the Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in 1988. His dynamic, energetic and passionate spirit for the Lord, empowers him to fulfill his responsibility to God for his sheep. Pastor Newbold loves the Lord and receives his strength especially from Romans 8:1

Reverend Dr. Garnet King was commissioned by Rev. Charles Henry Thompson to oversee Mt. Zion Baptist in Port Howe Cat Island. Because of Rev. Dr King's passion, love and keen interest in the mission and progress of the Church, he contributed tremendously to the growth and development of the Church. He introduced Rev. Dr. Stephen Thompson to the Mission and provided hands on service for the renovations of the Church, especially after the hurricane in 1999.
Rev. Dr. Garnet King continues to support the work of the Church.

Deaconess Rhoda Bullard was born in Orange Creek, Cat Island and moved to Port Howe after marriage. She became an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church especially in the Choir and Prayer Band. Upon the retirement of the late Deacon Cleveland Young, she was asked to ensure that the "Church Doors" remained open. Deaconess Bullard readily took on the challenge and worked tirelessly and endlessly. She was recognized by the Bahamas Baptist Association in October 1998, 2003 and received the Settlement's 'Gate Keeper Award in 2007. Proverb 31-31 epitomizes the life of this great warrior...Let her own works praise her!

Deaconess Emily Smith was born in Port Howe, Cat Island and wad christened at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She worked diligently in the Church as a member of the Prayer Band and Choir. She represented the Church frequently at annual conferences in New Providence. After the late Deacon Cleveland Young, Deaconess Smith was among the sisters who labored to continue the work of the Church. She worked tediously during the reconstruction of the Church. Deaconess Smith proved faithful to the Call. She presently attends Transfiguration Baptist Church, where she was the recipient of: The Oldest Active Member Award, The Pastor's Award of Excellence 2009. She was recognized by the Bahamas Baptist Association for Long and Dedicated Service.
At the age of ninety six Deaconess Smith continues to talk about the years she served her Churches, her Association and her Lord.

The Reverend Charles Henry Thompson organized The Bahamas
Association in 1949 and served as the Moderator until 1974. He received Mt.Zion Baptist Church into the Association in 1976. Initially, he assigned Rev. Garnet King, Rev. Harriet McDonald and the Reverend John Cleare to the mission at Mt Zion Baptist Church. Finally in 1976, He commissioned Rev. King to oversee the work of the Church.
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Bahamas Baptist Cat Island Convention

HISTORY:
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Port Howe Cat Island, Bahamas.
The structure , which is presently named the Mt. Zion Baptist Church was built in the 1800's in Port Howe, Cat Island. Historically, it was built by a slave master as a place of worship for the slaves.
In its early years of ministry the Cathedral of Mt. Zion Baptist of Bailey Town, Bimini via the Zion United Convention, was responsible for its spiritual growth and physical development. during this time, the Pastor from Bailey Town Bimini, visited and preached at the church along with Reverend, Mother Ethel Hunter, a Cat Islander missionary. Reverend Herman Dawkins, a Cat Islander served as Pastor for few years.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Port Howe, Cat Island with a body of twenty five members was received in the Bahamas Baptist Association in 1976. The late Reverend Charles Henry Thompson, then Moderator of the Bahamas Baptist Association, assigned the Reverend Garnet King, Reverend John Cleare and Reverend Harriet McDonald to assist with the operation of the church. Eventually, Reverend Garnet King was commissioned by Reverend Charles Thompson to oversee the mission of the work at Mt.Zion. At this time the late Deacon Cleveland Young acted as Pastor and continued the leadership for several years. However, due to ill health and his demised, the work was carried on by faithful sisters in the church, namely the late sister Rhonda Bullard, sister Emily Smith, sister Marge Deveaux and others..
During these years without a pastor, Mt Zion was enriched and impacted spiritually by many missionaries, evangelist, and servants of God from the Bahamas National Baptist Association. Among them were: Moderator Stephen Thompson, then an evangelist who was introduced by Rev. Dr. Garnet King; Since then Reverend Dr. Stephen Thompson visited Mt/ Zion frequently for long period of time.
Evangelist Cora Mcphee, who made tangible contributions to mission and the Youth Department: Minister Fred Seymour who was posted in Port Howe by the National Insurance Board and worked in the Church for at least five years until1986; and Evangelist Lethecia King, who continues to work in all areas of the church.
Many others - Pastors, Evangelists, Missionaries and members of the Bahamas Baptist Association- contributed tremendously to the growth of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

FOUNDERS OF MT.ZION BAPTIST CHURCH:

Pastor Donnie Newbold, a native of Port Howe , Cat Island, a graduate of Old Bight High School, was ordained as Deacon and installed as the Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in 1988. His dynamic, energetic and passionate spirit for the Lord, empowers him to fulfill his responsibility to God for his sheep. Pastor Newbold loves the Lord and receives his strength especially from Romans 8:1

Reverend Dr. Garnet King was commissioned by Rev. Charles Henry Thompson to oversee Mt. Zion Baptist in Port Howe Cat Island. Because of Rev. Dr King's passion, love and keen interest in the mission and progress of the Church, he contributed tremendously to the growth and development of the Church. He introduced Rev. Dr. Stephen Thompson to the Mission and provided hands on service for the renovations of the Church, especially after the hurricane in 1999.
Rev. Dr. Garnet King continues to support the work of the Church.

Deaconess Rhoda Bullard was born in Orange Creek, Cat Island and moved to Port Howe after marriage. She became an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church especially in the Choir and Prayer Band. Upon the retirement of the late Deacon Cleveland Young, she was asked to ensure that the "Church Doors" remained open. Deaconess Bullard readily took on the challenge and worked tirelessly and endlessly. She was recognized by the Bahamas Baptist Association in October 1998, 2003 and received the Settlement's 'Gate Keeper Award in 2007. Proverb 31-31 epitomizes the life of this great warrior...Let her own works praise her!

Deaconess Emily Smith was born in Port Howe, Cat Island and wad christened at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She worked diligently in the Church as a member of the Prayer Band and Choir. She represented the Church frequently at annual conferences in New Providence. After the late Deacon Cleveland Young, Deaconess Smith was among the sisters who labored to continue the work of the Church. She worked tediously during the reconstruction of the Church. Deaconess Smith proved faithful to the Call. She presently attends Transfiguration Baptist Church, where she was the recipient of: The Oldest Active Member Award, The Pastor's Award of Excellence 2009. She was recognized by the Bahamas Baptist Association for Long and Dedicated Service.
At the age of ninety six Deaconess Smith continues to talk about the years she served her Churches, her Association and her Lord.

The Reverend Charles Henry Thompson organized The Bahamas
Association in 1949 and served as the Moderator until 1974. He received Mt.Zion Baptist Church into the Association in 1976. Initially, he assigned Rev. Garnet King, Rev. Harriet McDonald and the Reverend John Cleare to the mission at Mt Zion Baptist Church. Finally in 1976, He commissioned Rev. King to oversee the work of the Church.
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[05/26/14]   HISTORY:
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Port Howe Cat Island, Bahamas.
The structure , which is presently named the Mt. Zion Baptist Church was built in the 1800's in Port Howe, Cat Island. Historically, it was built by a slave master as a place of worship for the slaves.
In its early years of ministry the Cathedral of Mt. Zion Baptist of Bailey Town, Bimini via the Zion United Convention, was responsible for its spiritual growth and physical development. during this time, the Pastor from Bailey Town Bimini, visited and preached at the church along with Reverend, Mother Ethel Hunter, a Cat Islander missionary. Reverend Herman Dawkins, a Cat Islander served as Pastor for few years.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Port Howe, Cat Island with a body of twenty five members was received in the Bahamas Baptist Association in 1976. The late Reverend Charles Henry Thompson, then Moderator of the Bahamas Baptist Association, assigned the Reverend Garnet King, Reverend John Cleare and Reverend Harriet McDonald to assist with the operation of the church. Eventually, Reverend Garnet King was commissioned by Reverend Charles Thompson to oversee the mission of the work at Mt.Zion. At this time the late Deacon Cleveland Young acted as Pastor and continued the leadership for several years. However, due to ill health and his demised, the work was carried on by faithful sisters in the church, namely the late sister Rhonda Bullard, sister Emily Smith, sister Marge Deveaux and others..
During these years without a pastor, Mt Zion was enriched and impacted spiritually by many missionaries, evangelist, and servants of God from the Bahamas National Baptist Association. Among them were: Moderator Stephen Thompson, then an evangelist who was introduced by Rev. Dr. Garnet King; Since then Reverend Dr. Stephen Thompson visited Mt/ Zion frequently for long period of time.
Evangelist Cora Mcphee, who made tangible contributions to mission and the Youth Department: Minister Fred Seymour who was posted in Port Howe by the National Insurance Board and worked in the Church for at least five years until1986; and Evangelist Lethecia King, who continues to work in all areas of the church.
Many others - Pastors, Evangelists, Missionaries and members of the Bahamas Baptist Association- contributed tremendously to the growth of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

FOUNDERS OF MT.ZION BAPTIST CHURCH:

Pastor Donnie Newbold, a native of Port Howe , Cat Island, a graduate of Old Bight High School, was ordained as Deacon and installed as the Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in 1988. His dynamic, energetic and passionate spirit for the Lord, empowers him to fulfill his responsibility to God for his sheep. Pastor Newbold loves the Lord and receives his strength especially from Romans 8:1

Reverend Dr. Garnet King was commissioned by Rev. Charles Henry Thompson to oversee Mt. Zion Baptist in Port Howe Cat Island. Because of Rev. Dr King's passion, love and keen interest in the mission and progress of the Church, he contributed tremendously to the growth and development of the Church. He introduced Rev. Dr. Stephen Thompson to the Mission and provided hands on service for the renovations of the Church, especially after the hurricane in 1999.
Rev. Dr. Garnet King continues to support the work of the Church.

Deaconess Rhoda Bullard was born in Orange Creek, Cat Island and moved to Port Howe after marriage. She became an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church especially in the Choir and Prayer Band. Upon the retirement of the late Deacon Cleveland Young, she was asked to ensure that the "Church Doors" remained open. Deaconess Bullard readily took on the challenge and worked tirelessly and endlessly. She was recognized by the Bahamas Baptist Association in October 1998, 2003 and received the Settlement's 'Gate Keeper Award in 2007. Proverb 31-31 epitomizes the life of this great warrior...Let her own works praise her!

Deaconess Emily Smith was born in Port Howe, Cat Island and wad christened at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She worked diligently in the Church as a member of the Prayer Band and Choir. She represented the Church frequently at annual conferences in New Providence. After the late Deacon Cleveland Young, Deaconess Smith was among the sisters who labored to continue the work of the Church. She worked tediously during the reconstruction of the Church. Deaconess Smith proved faithful to the Call. She presently attends Transfiguration Baptist Church, where she was the recipient of: The Oldest Active Member Award, The Pastor's Award of Excellence 2009. She was recognized by the Bahamas Baptist Association for Long and Dedicated Service.
At the age of ninety six Deaconess Smith continues to talk about the years she served her Churches, her Association and her Lord.

The Reverend Charles Henry Thompson organized The Bahamas
Association in 1949 and served as the Moderator until 1974. He received Mt.Zion Baptist Church into the Association in 1976. Initially, he assigned Rev. Garnet King, Rev. Harriet McDonald and the Reverend John Cleare to the mission at Mt Zion Baptist Church. Finally in 1976, He commissioned Rev. King to oversee the work of the Church.
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