News

Front Pew with Pastor David Henry

Sunday, May 16, 2010    

Print this page Email A Friend!


Name: Pastor David Henry

Church: Swallowfield Chapel

Location: 5 and 9 Swallowfield Road, Kingston

Denomination: Christian Brethren

Membership: 881 active members

Number of years as a pastor: Nine

Marital status: Married to Brenda Chin with three daughters.

Four things people would be surprised to know about you:

1. I don't own a cellphone.

"I don't own a cellphone. It is one of the ways in which I can monitor calls that come to me. I think my wife might have bought me one sometime ago -- when they used to have those old-time, big ones. But I have no interest in cellphones. I use them from time to time if I need to make a call, (but) I use my daughter's."

2. I am a musician.

"I was a part of the first students in the Afro American Department of the Jamaica School of Music when it moved over here to Edna Manley. I used to play the trombone. I love music, I played a lot of music in high school and after school. One thing I could say that people may not know is that I used to play the euphoniun, which is a baritone-toned instrument that's played in the band. So we had a fantastic band in school -- a band that won the shield of excellence in festival, among other things at Excelsior, where I went."

3. I used to practise law for a living.

"Some people would be surprised to know that I am a lawyer, but that's my first training. I am a litigation lawyer, so I used to sue people and defend people who are sued in any matter. People would think it's a bit of an oxymoron that a lawyer could be a pastor, or that a lawyer could even be a Christian."

4. I am a footballer.

"I played football for the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, back in the day. I still play football now, but with the young men in the community, and I love to play."

-- Nadine Wilson

ADVERTISEMENT

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Do you think an increase in JUTC bus fares is justified at this time?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT