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St Ann cop baptises 6 people

…co-worker among them

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, March 20, 2017    

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POLICE corporal and elder at Ocho Rios Seventh-day Adventist Church Wayne Bartley is a man on a mission.

The cop, who has been a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for 14 years, is not only dedicated to fighting crime, but also to winning souls for Christ.

Bartley, an ordained leader at the St Ann church, baptised six people, including his colleague woman Constable Claudine Johnson, two Saturdays ago.

The feeling, he told the Jamaica Observer North


East, was a fulfilling one as he carried out God’s work through three weeks of evangelical campaigning, spearheaded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church under the theme ‘The judgement hour gospel campaign’ .

Eleven people have been baptised by Bartley at meetings held across the island this year.

“When you have a passion for something, you make the time,” the Christian of 28 years said.

Last year, the corporal spent eight weeks preaching in St Ann and Trelawny, baptising nine people in the process.

This, he said, did not stop him from carrying out his duties as a law enforcer.

“My philosophy is that it is not about the profession, it is about the person. People say the two cannot mix. I rubbish that. It is not about the profession; it is about who you are. You are called upon to enforce righteousness and you are called upon to enforce law and order,” he said.

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