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Reverend Holmes Williams passes away

One of Barbados’ most prominent evangelists Reverend Holmes Williams is dead.

The founder and retired senior pastor of the People’s Cathedral passed away just before 11 o’clock this morning at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He was 75.

Williams, who was receiving treatment for chikungunya and dengue fever, was warded in the QEH’s Intensive Care Unit for several weeks now.

Bishop of the Barbados District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies Gerry Seale confirmed the death of the gifted evangelist, who has conducted many crusades in most of the English and French Caribbean islands, as well as North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Following is the full statement issued by Bishop Seale immediately following his passing:

“It is with profound sadness that I learnt of the homegoing of Rev. Dr. Holmes Williams at 10:50 this morning (December 19) after being hospitalised for some days. He would have been 76 on December 27, 2014.

In a sense an era has ended within our denomination, where he served and ministered for more than 50 years.

Holmes was an incredibly gifted minister of the gospel. His ministry took him around the world and he touched the lives of millions through his preaching, his radio programme, his books and, in more recent years, through the internet.

I give God thanks for the multiplied thousands that came to Christ through Holmes’ ministry and for the advancement of the Kingdom of God through his efforts under the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Through his vision and dedication, Holmes took a small group meeting in someone’s home and built a congregation of over 4,000. To that he added a credit union, a primary school and more recently a radio station. His vision was for much more. We honour him for this and thank God for His gracious anointing in using Holmes in so many ways.

The whole of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies stretched across the Lesser Antilles and beyond joins in expressing our condolences to Holmes’ wife, Rosie, his sons Peter, Paul and David and their families and to the members of The People’s Cathedral.

As Holmes rejoices in the presence of Jesus we are confident he will rise in glory at the sound of the trumpet when our Lord Jesus returns.” (Ends)

23 Responses to Reverend Holmes Williams passes away

  1. Liz Forde
    Liz Forde December 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    RIP Holmes praying for the family

  2. Fay Ann
    Fay Ann December 19, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    R.I.P sir…condolences to his family

  3. Beverley Headley
    Beverley Headley December 19, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Your work on earth is finish-i have no doubt that u will hear well Done thou good and faithful servant-my prayers are with Pastor Rosie and your children! RIP.

  4. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett December 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm


  5. Annette Atkinson
    Annette Atkinson December 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Rest in Peace…

  6. Vilma Jones
    Vilma Jones December 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    THE earthly part of YOUR has BEEN fulfilled YOUR work IS done rest a deserved REST IN PEACE AND RISE IN THE WONDERFUL GLORY OF GOD.

  7. Tamika Sheena Harpee
    Tamika Sheena Harpee December 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm


  8. Gail-Selina S. Hewitt-Clarke
    Gail-Selina S. Hewitt-Clarke December 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Rest peacefully Sir!

  9. Marguerita Haynes-Pilgrim
    Marguerita Haynes-Pilgrim December 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    RIP Pastor

  10. Radcliffe Loxc Broomes
    Radcliffe Loxc Broomes December 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm


  11. Wendy Odle-Harvey
    Wendy Odle-Harvey December 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    My condolences to the Williams family and the People’s Catherdal family. His work on earth is done, enter into eternal rest.

  12. Mary Amos
    Mary Amos December 19, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    My condolences to his family and his congregation

  13. Peppersauce Monique Goodman
    Peppersauce Monique Goodman December 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    RIP You did a tremendous job here on this earth

  14. Earl Anderson Brathwaite
    Earl Anderson Brathwaite December 19, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Rest in peace.

  15. Rev. Dave & Sandy Webster December 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Pastor Williams has had a profound impact on my life over the years and we know that his ministry will continue in and through the lives of the many people he taught and mentored. Our condolence to his wife Rosie and their family as well as to the congregation at the Peoples Cathedral.
    Rev. Dave Webster, Chilliwack, BC Canada

  16. Tony Spencer
    Tony Spencer December 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    RIP Pastor Williams our condolences to his family

  17. Henderson Quimby December 19, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Condolences from me and my family, I know the lord our God will keep you in this time of your sadness knowing the Rev pastor Williams has gone to be with our father in heaven. Pastor Quimby of God’s divine word ministries.

  18. vernol cox December 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    It is sad to here the passing of a Prominent Evangelist Pastor Holmes Williams, I gave my condolence to hie wife Rosie,and sons. Members of the People’s Cathedral. R I P

  19. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams December 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Well loved, loved well!

  20. Matthew Grosvenor
    Matthew Grosvenor December 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Really enjoyed listening to him daily. No good work is in vain for the Lord. R.I.P

  21. Delores Wiltshire
    Delores Wiltshire December 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    RIP mighty man of God and to the family my deepest sympathy

  22. Christopher Springer December 19, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    My condolences. R I P.

  23. Ryan Rowe
    Ryan Rowe December 19, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    R.I.P my brother.


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