‘The Lion of Judah has gone home’

Late Archbishop Malcolm Babb was Friday given a grand send-off, Spiritual Baptist style.

A thanksgiving service celebrating the life and work of the 68-year-old late Spiritual Baptist was held at Jerusalem Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Cathedral, Ealing Grove, Christ Church during which he was hailed as a family man who was dedicated to his wife, his job and his church.    

Leading the glowing tributes were his older brother Douglas who said they got along very well. He also shared memories of his brother dating back more than 50 years ago.

Glowing tributes were paid to the late Archbishop Malcolm Babb during his funeral service today.

Douglas said Malcolm was quiet, but had a great sense of humour. He also said they shared a deep bond.

He recalled that when their mother took ill, as the older boy, he had to do all of the chores of the house, while Malcolm was outside playing cricket. Douglas however made light of his brother’s fast bowling, while joking that Malcolm pretended to be a fast bowler and that the only time you would hear him raise his voice was when he had clean bowled a batsman who did not want to give up.

However, he maintained that Malcolm was always a very nice guy.

The late Archbishop, who took over at the helm of the local Sons of God Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Church three years ago following the death of its founder and patriarch of Granville Williams in April 2014, was also hailed today as one who started preaching from early and always had a deep relationship with God.

“We did not wait until we were old, but we remembered that God had said he needed young men in their strength,” one of his colleagues said.

In addition to being hailed as a man of the House of God, he was also glorified as “the Lion of Judah” who has gone home and a “shepherd” whose voice thundered to transform men from darkness to light and from wrong to right”.

He was laid to rest today at the Westbury Cemetery, following his death on July 18 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) after ailing for some time.

39 Responses to ‘The Lion of Judah has gone home’

  1. allison archer July 29, 2017 at 1:09 am

    In addition to being hailed as a man of the House of God, he was also glorified as (WHICH) “the Lion of Judea” who has gone home and a “shepherd” whose voice thundered to transform men from darkness to light and from wrong to right

    this is pure blasphemy, mere man is not entitled cannot even be measured to that title
    religion is a monster get to Jesus Christ the Creator

    • Hewers of wood July 29, 2017 at 6:43 am

      The title reads Judea not JUDAH. There is a difference. And Pay some serious focus to the words lion, Judea aka Jerusalem, darkness >>>>>>>> and who is currently deep in it and really needs the light. Where would a title like this come from????? and if you say Jesus, why was he given such a title???? Remember every thing mentioned or thought of must be based on scripture referencing. And when you are done go and read Psalm 83 and make a wild guess whom is CUT OFF from being a NATION.

      By the way Christianity is also a religion.

      • allison archer July 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm

        any one with understanding knew what the title meant without BT’s correction since you are so in defense of them you should know their doctrine, all that waste commenting for nothing only to reveal your immaturity with name calling

        the men on the blocks refers to each other as little g, do you know what that means? another blasphemy

        all others are false religion but Christianity is define as this = Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the [secular] world.

        you are a very confused individual who needs to be born again, please read John 3

        • Hewers of wood July 30, 2017 at 8:16 am

          Go research Christianity, if you dare. It is not even mentioned in the said bible. And before you quote Acts 11 19-26 Paul who was from the tribe of Benjamin who was in ANTIOCH going to his fellow Israelites who were SCATTERED there. Antioch is a part of the Roman Empire. They were not called Christians in Jerusalem. The god of Abraham, Isaaic, and Jacob and the 12 tribes of Israel is the same god of the same people who Moses sprinkled the blood of the covenant on in the wilderness. A COVENANT CANNOT BE BROKEN. You can keep your white blue eyed Jesus and the pagan Christianity that the white man gave to you, which is also white supremacy. You are on the broad road dear and is worshiping the Creature rather than the Creator. The so called Jesus was from the tribe of Judah. Go read, I dare you. Go research the images on the ancient walls and see only black people with bantu knots. I hope you ain’t teaching no one.

        • Hewers of wood July 30, 2017 at 8:24 am

          Allison A – Born again means to come out of the BS that you were taught and to return to your former roots and glory. i.e heritage as in the bible. The bible is only talking about the children of Israel and their history. And future events of destruction because of what was done to them by the other nations. Go and find your history and get reborn. You are lost girl.

  2. allison archer July 29, 2017 at 1:12 am

    oh Barbados Today you are allowing my comments once again, wonder where I went wrong in speaking truth

  3. Jack Husbands July 29, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Malcolm was my neighbour and friend and a very decent chap. The Cummins family, of which I am a member, and the Babb family lived next to one another in Richmond Gap. To Trevor and Dougie and the rest of Malcolm’s family I extend my regrets.

  4. Taylor Dane
    Taylor Dane July 29, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Rip and rise in glory

  5. Hewers of wood July 29, 2017 at 6:22 am

    I would bet any amount of money that the statement “the lion of Judea or Judah” is NON COMPREHENSIBLE by Christians. You know when they start rambling utter garbage. Nil critical thinking.

  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 29, 2017 at 6:26 am


  7. Henderson Yarde
    Henderson Yarde July 29, 2017 at 6:27 am

    “The lion of Judah”? Why do we give tittles to men that are only ascribe to God? Anyway RIP

    • Sazara Pewterschmidt
      Sazara Pewterschmidt July 29, 2017 at 7:50 am

      I thought it was just me that notice it

    • Ziggy Blessed
      Ziggy Blessed July 29, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Why do other religions refer to the pope as “holy father” to their priest as “father” ” reverend” I wonder to

    • Julian Marshall
      Julian Marshall July 29, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Its true…

    • Henderson Yarde
      Henderson Yarde July 29, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Why do I ask the same question Ziggy Blessed? Biblical concerns are not partial and to justify one wrong doing by pointing out another, really makes no sense. Remember King Herod whi relushed in the adorations and the woeship of his subjects, who proclaimed him to be a God. Remember what happen to him? This is a serious thing and I will always question it when ever it raises its head.

    • Henderson Yarde
      Henderson Yarde July 29, 2017 at 8:53 am

      And that is pretaining to Holy Father being ascrived to man also. The Bible tells us that we will perish because of a lack of knowledge.

  8. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside July 29, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Who cares !!!

  9. jeffrey Durant July 29, 2017 at 8:09 am

    He is not the lion of judah. The most he can be is from that nation
    (people ) the last mail is if hes from that tribe he is hewbrew jew
    Not african (cush ). But the lost sheep of isreal

    • Hewers of wood July 29, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Jeffrey Durant – well spotted. First problem we got is some idiots who cannot read. The title said lion of Judea which is Jerusalem. NOT JUDAH IDIOTS.

      The main trigger here should have been why does it say Judea and what does that have to do with we as a people who’s identities were changed and called the children of ham aka African, then bajan, Vincentian and junk. A people who fled into Africa (like the Christ) in 70 AD running from those White Romans who had taken over the two main provinces and appointed Herod, and Pilate. You people make up one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Ask your pastors and priest in the churches of Rome who keep you in the dark and in lies. You people need to go and research if you have the guts to do so. This is why we as a people have now become hewers of wood and drawers of water.

  10. Frances Williams
    Frances Williams July 29, 2017 at 8:20 am

    One gentle person Malcolm babb

  11. jrsmith July 29, 2017 at 8:45 am

    He isn’t going anywhere other than in a grave where everyone goes , its call death ……….. back to the earth from whence it came…. never to be seen again…..

  12. Massiah Street July 29, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Another clear example that religion is a ‘cultural construct’ put together by human beings over time. You can really create any brand you want to reflect your cultural background… in this case, Caribbean African.

    I do not object. Just saying. Each to his own, follow and enjoy, once you do not do harm to others.

  13. Randolph July 29, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Only Jesus Christ is the Lion of Judea .These people are blaphemng the name of God.What shocked me to see Dr.Nigel Taylor from the B’dos Evangelical Association speaking at the funeral.Was this church a Christian church?just asking.

  14. Hewers of wood July 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Judah was the 4th born son of the Patriarch Jacob. Judah is a lion (figurative) because this tribe will lead and RULE ALL NATIONS WITH A ROD OF IRON. The Christ came from the tribe of Judah, and appointed ruler of the 12 tribes of Israel. Instead of fixating on utter nonsense try researching Christianity which the Romans fabricated and then was later given to this people by your massa and no one else. Please research Christianity and its origins and it’s so called hellydays. We as a people have been made a fool of for far too long. We believe that we are knowledgeable while we remain in GROSS DARKNESS. And by the way the big boys know all of this too.

  15. Hewers of wood July 29, 2017 at 11:25 am

    All respect to you Malcolm Babb, I did not to get to know any of your teachings but gone is a brother from the tribe of Benjamin the last son of the the Patriarch Jacob. AND NOT A GENTILE – JIN-TILE like the white man told you.
    You could not have been a lion of Judah because the mistake you made is dressing in those roman clothing and wearing that fish god hat of Dagon, whom the most high despised and cut into pieces in the book of Judges. Big mistake there bro. This is why our identity is so crucial to our very survival.

  16. Hewers of wood July 29, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Barbados today – when you have put up an article and has made a typo please do not go and change it. The Title of this article earlier this morning read the lion of Judea and not Judah.

  17. jrsmith July 29, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Thats why our black people is so lock down, struggling , to understand themselves …………….. For centuries the white man physically control slavery, where was God and Jesus then , then came the bible , printed by the new generation of the past slave masters, this was printed to control the new generation of slaves children to behave themselves, stop running away…………………

    The (UK) have the black world under control , you come to England , they give you the chance to find an old building put a lick of paint on the building buy 100s of plastic chairs …. put up a sign with some silly manufactured religious name and away they go, collecting money buy the plastic bucket fulls…………… The same happens in the (US) thats how blacks are control………………………………. Its about time black people had they own black Jesus………we have had a black president not much good , the ship sailed on that one , what blacks is waiting on the next big happening , if they is any black people left would be (a black pope)……………………………………….

    • Hewers of wood July 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Jrsmith – the reason that the black president was no good was because he was a LEOPARD with the same white inbred blood from his mother and subsequently his previous presidential cousins from her side. Look him up. And a PHYSICAL black pope would hold the SAME position of the black pope they have now which is that he will say little but stay in the background. I do hope you know that there is a SO CALLED black pope. NOT FRANCIS. Look him up.

      • Hewers of wood July 29, 2017 at 12:47 pm

        Jrsmith – And you are correct, black people is ON LOCK DOWN, but why???? Why was our identities changed, our language and culture beaten out of this people????? for what reason. And replaced with all white race doctrines.

        Luke 21:24

  18. Victor Philip
    Victor Philip July 29, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Sleep on, oh man of God.

  19. Kevin July 29, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Thats what I love about his religion. Hailing their BLACK leaders in the church. RIP brother.

  20. Crystalene Alexander
    Crystalene Alexander July 29, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    He is NOT the Lion of Judah!!!!….

  21. Rechelle July 29, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    R.I.P….a gentle individual.

  22. Alaagba July 30, 2017 at 8:40 am

    the priest did not refer to arch Bishop Malcolm as the lion of Judah because of any ecclesiastical degree he had achieved but because of his voice , i.e.when he was preaching,his voice roared like thunder..
    what will religious shenanigans achieved when they misconstrued what was said..

  23. Alaagba July 30, 2017 at 8:50 am

    the priest did not refer to Arch-Bishop Malcolm as the Lion of Judah because of any ecclesiastical degree he had achieved, but because of his voice, i.e. when he was preaching, his voice roared like thunder.
    what will religious-shenanigans achieved when they misconstrued what was said.

  24. Maria July 30, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I am confused. Is this about religion or the celebration of a life.?
    Since when did we start being critical of other’s opinions?

  25. L King July 30, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    The article writer of this report needs to hang their head in shame and ask God for forgiveness before its too late for him/her.

    Who is the Lion of the King of Judah.

    His name is Jesus Christ the Lamb of God and the SOON returning King.

  26. Alaagba July 30, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    the words of the priest as he refers to Arch-Bishop Malcolm as the Lion of Judah were not a declaration of an ecclesiastical degree of which the brother had achieve while on this earth but was a reference to his voice, i.e. when he preach the gospel his voice roared like thunder.
    as it relates to the religious shenanigans, what has been achieved when you misconstrued the interpretation of what was said !??!


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