Evangelist Rex Major was on Abaco last month for the launch of his new book: “March on to Glory and To God: Bahamian prophet speaks to his young nation.”
So why the visit to Abaco?
In 1953, Evangelist Major began teaching as Head Master of the Marsh Harbour Public School at the age of 18. He was the first non-white to lead the predominantly white public school, and taught there until 1956.
After giving his life to the Lord on May 30, 1954 at Faith Chapel, Evangelist Major was baptized two weeks later on June 13. On the same day, he also preached his first Bible sermon on the topic, “What is Life?”
After his resignation from teaching, he answered the call of God on his life to enter into full-time ministry.
During his visit to Abaco from April 9-18, Evangelist Major accomplished much. At his book launch, Evangelist Major sold and signed copies of his book at Maxwell’s Supermarket on April 15-16, and was able to catch up with many of his former students while there.
Evangelist Major also held a student reunion luncheon at Abaco Beach Resort, he met with District Superintendent Dr. Lenora Black and other educators, and he also fulfilled several pulpit opportunities at local churches.
Evangelist Major is making plans to return to Abaco next month to celebrate his 60th anniversary as a full-time Christian minister. Additionally, he is in the process of releasing another book this summer, which chronicles his time spent in Marsh Harbour.