Senior pastor suspended
The senior pastor at the People’s Cathedral on Bishop’s Court Hill, Rev Andre Symmonds, has been suspended from his position pending a probe into “a matter of intercesion”.
Making the announcement at the church, Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies (PAWI) Rev Gerry Seale said on October 6, an issue affecting Symmonds was drawn to his attention. He declined to elaborate.
Seale said it had become necessary for the district executive to suspend Symmonds from ministry until the matter could be satisfactorily resolved.
“I would be grateful if we could make this a matter of intercession rather than speculation and gossip,”the PAWI Bishop said.
He noted the district executive was working assiduously through an internal process to expedite the procedures and settle matters surrounding the issue.
Symmonds replaced church founder Rev Holmes Williams, who died in 2014.
Deputy Senior Pastor Rev Jewell Chandler will act as senior pastor pending the outcome of the case.