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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.”

Evangelist Rex Major Launches Book, Holds Reunion

 

Past students with some family members pose during a recent reunion of the 1953-56 Marsh Harbour Public School era – when Rex Major was the Head Teacher. A delightful luncheon was held at the Abaco Beach Resort on April 17. Left to right: Catherine Roberts, Pauline Albury Sawyer, Gwendolyn Albury Russell, Madge Roberts Bethel, Lela Albury Bethel, Ruthie Key Nedabylek, Sherilyn Albury, Mollie Key Albury, Elmer Bethel, Bessie Albury Pinder, Andy Stratton, George Albury, Patricia Lowe Higgs, Gary Smith, Esther Lowe Sawyer, Gaye Higgs Albury, Nadeen Campbell Beneby, Amaralyis Stratton Key, Philip Albury, Astrid Stratton, Billy Thompson, (seated left– Peggy Lowe Carter.)
Past students with some family members pose during a recent reunion of the 1953-56 Marsh Harbour Public School era – when Rex Major was the Head Teacher. A delightful luncheon was held at the Abaco Beach Resort on April 17. Left to right: Catherine Roberts, Pauline Albury Sawyer, Gwendolyn Albury Russell, Madge Roberts Bethel, Lela Albury Bethel, Ruthie Key Nedabylek, Sherilyn Albury, Mollie Key Albury, Elmer Bethel, Bessie Albury Pinder, Andy Stratton, George Albury, Patricia Lowe Higgs, Gary Smith, Esther Lowe Sawyer, Gaye Higgs Albury, Nadeen Campbell Beneby, Amaralyis Stratton Key, Philip Albury, Astrid Stratton, Billy Thompson, (seated left– Peggy Lowe Carter.)

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.

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About Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander was born in New Providence, but spent most of her childhood years on Abaco. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Abilene Christian University.

Although she has accomplished many things in life, her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her four children. She loves God, her country and people of all cultures.

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