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Pastor declares war on drug pushers

Pastor of the Empowerment International Ministries, Roger Husbands, today warned drug pushers who have been leading children astray that he will be taking back the youth from them with the aid of professional counselling and the word of God.

Addressing a brief ceremony this morning in which eight boys graduated from the Drug Education and Counselling Services (DECS), which he chairs, Husbands said that the successful tutoring is an example of how his church and the non-governmental organisation are winning the battle.


Pastor Roger Husbands

“Today is a prime example of how DECS challenges the drug pushers and those who seek to use their past hurts to encourage their peers in antisocial behavior. Today we celebrate the completion of these fine young men who have entered our program based on bad and poor decision making,” he said at the Ministries’ Roebuck Street place of worship.

He added, “I want to  inform those who seek to sub-divide and divide Barbados into drug havens that Barbados is not the place for this.

“Your industry is killing the moral fabric of this nation and I issue a warning that I will seek to continue to win back over those young people who engage in these activities in this nation from those who I call mutilators of the soul, who decided to use this illegal active to make money.  I [am] coming after you,” Husbands said.

19 Responses to Pastor declares war on drug pushers

  1. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham August 28, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    he is asking for trouble

    • Adrian M Chase
      Adrian M Chase August 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      Nah, he believes in miracles.

    • Joan Wickham
      Joan Wickham August 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm


    • Yarde Sherwin
      Yarde Sherwin August 28, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      War on drug pushers what…Is he going to start with the big boys…Or just the poor man in the streets that cant get a job so he selling a little stuff to survive…

  2. Santini More
    Santini More August 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Now this sounds like something for the church to become actively involved in. Drugs cause havoc and social dislocation within families and neighbourhoods….Good luck to him, he has my support.

  3. Ras Small
    Ras Small August 28, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Which drug pushers?!
    Does this include the peddlers of sugary products, alcohol & prescription drugs?!

  4. BaJan boy August 28, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    A drug pusher is a drug pusher. The is not the pusher it is to save the lost youths. The pushers will continue pushing but it is the work of Christians to ensure they have no one to push it to. So Ras Small you can have the drugs but sooner rather than later you will have to use all yourself..

  5. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole August 28, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Well the Pastor has intentions of doing more than the police. They are content arresting people with one spliff.

  6. Sunshine Sunny Shine August 29, 2016 at 3:53 am

    I hope that you are not any of those religious nuts that believe God tell them to walk in a lions den hoping that they would come out whole again. Let me warn you that that nutcase walking in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holyspirit became a nice meal for a few lions. Careful you do not set up yourself for hit believing that the power of God would protect you. Hope your faith is strong. Most of you are just tongue pastors but yet to understand the faith that is the size of mustard seed.

  7. Hal Austin August 29, 2016 at 5:08 am

    When Lyndon Baines Johnson started his war on drugs, it led incrementally to the policy of ‘warrior’ police in which US cops shoot first then ask questions after.
    There is a big crisis at the heart of Christian criminology – while the Old Testament tells us an eye for an eye, the New Testament tells us to turn the other cheek.
    Apart from the Salvation Army, there is an absence of social gospel in Barbados. What about the hungry and homeless? What about the poorly educated and teenage mothers? What about the importers of drugs and guns, rather than the boys on the block?
    It is he people living i the Heights and gated communities who are the big drug importers, not the little guys who do their distribution.

  8. Raysymbolic August 29, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Just take a look at what is happening in the ‘Philippines’ – the PM has declared war on all druggies, pushers and their users with one ultimatum [Hand yourselves in] or face the Hit Squad. Suffice to say the prisons are heaving at the seams.

  9. Hal Austin August 29, 2016 at 5:48 am

    The big and effective crimes in Barbados are the white collar ones: people not declaring their earnings, paying tax, corrupting public officials, banks operating like the Mafia, ignorant politicians and civil servants allowing the wealthy to get away with murder (in one case literally).
    Barbados is a nation that has lost its soul and found vulgarity.

  10. Troy Hunte
    Troy Hunte August 29, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Charles Gill…I’m lost tho…what does his status has to do with anything in the article …?

  11. Jason graham August 29, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Is he going tell the people he’s preaching a white mans religion

  12. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson August 29, 2016 at 6:49 am

    It cannot be declare when it have already started

  13. harry turnover August 29, 2016 at 7:06 am

    The thing is those people know he now and he don’t know a fella. I call that chupid talk for the occasion
    He had something to talk and that was it….a breath of hot air. Drugs… like murder and tiefing will always be here

  14. Phil August 29, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Pasta Roger Husbands. Your intentions are meaningful. However can you declare war also on those priests, especially the evangelists who seek out and prey on young unsuspecting omen and ives, by blowing their confessed issues way out of proportion and Have sexual relationships with them whilst at fleece them of big dollars. Blessings.

    • harry turnover August 29, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Yes Phil..a lot of hustling goes on in Church . ..but one cannot always blame the priests for some young girls and big hard back women looking for husbands dress to kill or should I say dress to excite all and sundry with their back outs,splits,tight dresses etc.
      Some women have also been known to go pantyless in Church too with those long dresses with splits.

  15. Menace II Babylon August 30, 2016 at 9:48 am

    The same white supremacist ideology you attempting to pass to the youth. Neocolonialism At its finest.




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