Church of God and Saints of Christ, Brown, Percell v Johnson, Zephania & Williams, Terrence

Case Number: 
2005 HCV 00486
Date of Delivery: 
25.10.2006

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDI CATURE OF JAMAICA

IN THE CIVIL DIVISION

CLAIM NO. 2005 HCV 00486

BETWEEN CHURCH OF GOD AND SAINTS

OF- CHRIST 1 ST CLAIMANT

A N D PURCELL BROWN zND CLAIMANT

A N D ZEPHANIA JOHNSON lS7D' EFENDANT

A N D TERRENCE WILLIAMS zND DEFENDANT

Appearances

Bert Samuels for the Claimants

Dr. Randolph Williams for the Defendants.

Heard: June 21, & October 25,2006

Williams, J

The drafters of the constitution for the Church of God and Saints of Christ

recognized that there must be disputes within the church and provided for them to be

resolved by reference to the Bible. They may never have imagined that in the space of a

few years the Church would have had to go to Court not once but twice to resolve

internal strife.

Backzround

The first claimant is a body corporate incorporated in Jamaica under the Saints of

Christ (Incorporating and Vesting) Act. The second claimant is a Bishop of the Church

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