Patriarch of the Spiritual Baptist movement in Barbados, Archbishop Granville Williams, has passed away.
News of his death was confirmed by one church elder, Archdeacon Wilbert Walrond, who said Williams attended church this morning but died at home later in the day.
Several followers gathered at the Sons of God Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Cathedral in Ealing Grove, Christ Church this evening upon learning of his passing.
The death of 90 year old Williams, who has been ailing for some time, follows closely on the heels of yesterday’s rejuvenation and revival day service held by members of the movement at the Bethlehem Memorial Church, Maxwell, Christ Church.
The praise and worship session was characterised by singing, dancing, and clapping to the rhythmic sounds of the drums accompanied by music from the tambourine, sporadic blowing of the conch shell and ringing of the bells.