The Third Angel message was presented to the community of Dutch and French St.Maarten in November 1950.
A viligant a Spirit filled Anguilian Brother Atkin Rogers introduced the Great Commission to " Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel and so he crossed the Anguilla channel and spread this message from door to door and from village to village.
In his Travel some people grew interested and they began to study the bible. Brother Charles Payne kept bible studies alive and as a result of their fellowship which was known to all as Great Bay eight precious souls were renewed in a new life in the water grave of baptism.
What a day of rejoicing that must have been among the angels in heaven Oh the wilderness days hold memories so sweet our senior believers of this island.
The Church Moving On
In December of 1950, the first Sabbath was celebrated with the new believer. Old song of the faith herald through out Safely through Another week; They Come from the East and West; just to mention some of the believers' favorites.
These Humble beginnings brought even General Conference Executive Pastors to our Shore. They were empowered so to speak by the visit of the General Conference President Pastor White and Pastor Nomad. Pastor Shillingford presided over the District and he was the shepherd ans brought structure to the company.