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.

32 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. Francene Yearwood
    Francene Yearwood August 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    AGREED!!! Ya SO rite!!!~~~Way to go!!!

  5. 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..

  6. Ion Needee Peoplee
    Ion Needee Peoplee August 28, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    And how do you know he’s wasn’t?

  7. Huasani Manard
    Huasani Manard August 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Panadols advil codeine morphine alcohol artificial sweetner red#4 etc lol

  8. Judith Ross
    Judith Ross August 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Really oh bhai

  9. Kayai Kamara
    Kayai Kamara August 28, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Why so many negative comments because someone is getting up & trying to make a difference?
    Eight comments on here & only one is positive. Unbelievable!
    From the comments on here anyone would think that the guy is going to kill someone.
    But I know how he would have gotten support on here. Maybe if he had lied & said that the govt is so bad that it is causing people to use drugs, & this is the reason he is doing it, I can bet that there will be 7 comments on here bashing the govt & supporting him. Sheeesh!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Elsa Drayton
    Elsa Drayton August 29, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Pharmaceutical drugs far more harmful them weed.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Charles Gill
    Charles Gill August 29, 2016 at 5:57 am

    Pastor Rogers scares me smtimes as u first should mk ur house right before trying to clean up smone’s else’s with so many beautiful young Christian ladies out there and this pastors status is saying * in a Relationship* why is it not saying married as this should be the first example being set by these guys wearing a collar and claiming to kno god and wanting to be a fisher of * men* or* boys* anyhow wishing him good luck with those boys.

  17. 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 …?

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

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

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

    It cannot be declare when it have already started

  20. ch August 29, 2016 at 6:54 am

    all religions Black and White ! think first graham thats the problem.think what to say then write . not this rubbish well i guess its the kind of mentally ..

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. Adrian Cumberbatch August 29, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Amen Roger. You have full support of the church in Barbados. The work you have done over the years in helping young men and women get delivered from drugs and deviant behavior speaks for itself and I challenge any of the naysayers here to refute that.

    God is already using Roger for a specific purpose. Those of you that appear to be so concerned about the other ills in the society like white collar crime and tax evasion, why don’t you go and do something about it.

  24. Lily Bella August 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Pay attention people , look at the mega churches in The USA !! And see if they are able to deal with the drug dealers there….then you will have an idea if or what pasta Roger Husbands agenda really is…..people want change and better life , so if Roger is saying the right words that you all want to hear therefore that === MONEY === Donations >>>>>it clearly shows that barbarians really are not trusting many folks in high places….

  25. Lily Bella August 29, 2016 at 1:21 pm


  26. Ryan Gaskin
    Ryan Gaskin August 29, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    He an this again ,who drug kingpins he talk to ?Please I remember the stupid article he wrote about how much hundreds of blood/crips had A meeting in road view an not even the residents knew about it only him,bout time he come out of the fantasy world he live in

  27. Matt August 29, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    The pusher man is not where you should start. There has been and will always be a pusher man. Aim higher!

  28. 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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