December 18, 2020 | St. John’s, Antigua | Wayne Knowles
The Second Advent Radio Ministries (SARM) is in the process of making significant changes to its management team. On December 1, 2020, the executive committee of the South Leeward Conference (SLC) accepted the resignation of its long-standing radio station manager, Ms. Necole Caleb. For the past 11years, Ms. Caleb has carried the baton of the radio ministries, across the airways of the North Eastern Caribbean. Second Advent Radio Ministries, based in Antigua, was first established in 2005 by a Seventh-day Adventist member, Mrs. Mable Lake. During that time, the radio station operated out of her home in Gunthorpe’s. A few years later, in 2009, it was purchased by the Antigua Coordinating Council of Seventh-day Adventists.
Since the purchase of this dynamic radio station, Ms. Caleb has served as its first manager and has been instrumental in the development and expansion of the station. The relocation of the station from Gunthorpe’s to Gilbert’s campsite and then to the South Leeward Conference’s head office was all done under her guidance as its manager. The membership of SLC, therefore, express profound appreciation to Ms. Necole Caleb for her dedicated service and wish her God’s richest blessings in her future endeavors.
As a result of the departure of Ms. Caleb, the executive committee of SLC has seen it necessary to create a new management structure. This structure combines the operations of the radio station with the video production and social media ministries of the Conference. Therefore, effective January 1, 2021, the Second Advent Radio board will be transformed into the SLC Media board. In addition to the former radio station board members from Antigua, this new board will include representatives from St Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. Along with its varied responsibilities, the new board is given the mandate to urgently establish radio repeaters on Montserrat and Nevis to enhance the radio station coverage across SLC. This first mandate should be completed early in 2021.
With the establishment of a media board, the executive committee saw the need to also appoint a full-time media ministry manager in the person of Pastor Prince Harris. Pastor Harris’ responsibilities will include the management of the radio station, video production and social media ministries. His appointment takes effect on January 1, 2021.
Pastor Harris, a former employee of Second Advent Radio, and the current pastor of district number 11, in Antigua, brings significant experience to media ministry. Media ministry is a new focus with tremendous potential and the executive committee sees wisdom in appointing a pastor with his kind of experience to coordinate this new endeavor.
SLC is intent on seizing the opportunity to advance the work of God, through the digital evangelism portals, by establishing a center for digital evangelism and a 24/7 TV station in the not-too-distant future. The media ministry platform of SLC is happy to partner with all church members to take the gospel across the web and the airwaves. Along with many prayers and volunteers, there is a need for ministry and financial partners to help make a difference in the lives of all groups of people across the SLC territory. May God continue to bless the South Leeward Conference media ministries.