The history of Central Jamaica Conference cannot be considered in isolation from the entire Seventh-day Adventist movement in Jamaica, given that this Conference was established some 67 years after the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church reached the island. The work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica dates from 1890 when someone in Antigua sent the book - The Coming King, to a Mr. James Palmer in Kingston. Palmer sought more materials from the source of the book in Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.A., and sharing them with others, they started a study group at 1 Laws Street in Kingston. With the help from invited persons from the Church’s headquarters, the first Adventist Church in Jamaica with 37 members was organized in 1894 at South Race Course, Kingston.
Mission, Vision & Strategic Imperatives
The vision of the Central Jamaica Conference is to proclaim the Everlasting Gospel by impacting communities and preparing people for Christ’s soon return.
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant conviction of Sola Scriptura—the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.