The Church of God (Seventh Day) Jamaica Conference grew out of the effort of Elder James Murray of Trinidad who, on the request of one Sis. Hannah Smith visited Jamaica on June 14, 1930. Sis. Smith's home, which was then situated at 29 Long Mountain Road, now Mountain View Avenue, was the first venue for prayer meetings and Bible Studies. As this evangelical work intensified it was a matter of time before the trappings of the early church body emerged.
After a stay of two and a half months, Elder Murray returned to Trinidad, but soon came back to Jamaica to continue the work he had started in Sis. Smith's home. The 'house church' grew rapidly and therefore during 1931-33 a proper place was sought to construct a building.
Christ–centred: We believe that Christ is the head of the Church. Therefore, we exalt the Lord Jesus Christ to the highest in our worship, teaching, preaching and ministry. He is the author of our salvation and the focus of our faith. Scripture says putting Him at the center of all we do pleases the Father.
- Evangelical: We believe the Kingdom of God extends beyond our denomination, that we are only a part of the body of Christ, and that we have a legitimate place within, and responsibility to the rest of the Christian community.
How We Characterize What We Do?
Passionate in Worship: We believe that worship is a primary means by which we express our love for the Lord and that it should be a priority for the Church. Spiritual Passion in worshipping the Lord agrees with the Scripture and demonstrates our deepening relationship with Him.
Compassionate in Service: We believe that genuine love for the Lord will be transformed into ministry to others. Reaching out to the world through compassionate service honours the Lord and points people to Him.
The Church of God (Seventh Day) is duly incorporated and registered in Jamaica with offices at 65 Carawina Avenue Kingston 20. It is affiliated with The General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Denver Colorado and is also a member of the International Ministerial Congress.
The official form of the church government is congregational which means that the highest regulatory body of the Church is Conference in Session. General directives including the election of Executive Board Members are done periodically by Conference in session.