Rev. Cecil Quamina
Rev. Cecil U. Quamina is Senior Pastor of the First Church of the Open Bible, San Fernando, Trinidad.
is a leader and visionary at heart with over thirty (30) years of ministerial experience.
simple, pure faith in the power of prayer, and the ability of the Holy Spirit to do the impossible, have allowed the church to grow from a small group of saints in 1983 to over 3,000 active members at present.
A trained teacher, and Bible school graduate, the call to preach was so strong on his life that he left his job as a teacher to enter into full time ministry.
After graduating from The Open Bible Institute of Theology, he served as youth pastor for eleven years, and was installed to the office of senior pastor in 1984.
As director of the Church Growth International Seminars
for the past four years, Pastor Quamina
has brought to the body of Christ a wealth of knowledge and experience.
He has traveled extensively, teaching at Church Growth Seminars throughout the UK, USA, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Trinidad and Tobago.
"I believe that growth should be the intention of all ministries," says Pastor Quamina
, "God wants us to multiply and replenish.
has no regrets about his
feels a deep sense of satisfaction because he
lives and works with passion and energy.
Thus far, because of his
uncompromising faith in the God of miracles and his
belief in the power of sowing and reaping he
has seen all his
projects come to fruition.
This humble man of God deems it an honour to have been used by God to bring SFOB
to one which draws people from all over the country to come and experience the power of God through prayer.
is blessed with the gift of faith and views every challenge as a hurdle to exercise and develop spiritual muscle.
faces every mountain with a positive attitude.
One of Pastor Quamina's
greatest wishes is to see consistent Christlikeness displayed in the lives of God's people.
Our behaviour in the church should be the same as in the marketplace.
also desires greater unity and networking among churches.
believes in the expansion principle outlined in the fourth chapter of The Gospel according to Mark.
lives and works by the belief that the Spirit of multiplication leads to dynamism and growth within the body of Christ.
adheres to the conviction that the Church should be local as well as global.
In many ways, Luke has embraced the legacy passed on to him by his father, Pastor Cecil Quamina.