History of the Work in Dominica:
The Lord through the Holy Ghost brought the work here to birth as a home bible study in March of 2007. Sis Douglas and I relocated from Germany after having served as pastors of Christ Gospel Church of Germany for four and a half years. In September of 2006, the Lord instructed us to retire from the US Military and relocate to Dominica to pioneer a missionary work there. After a few months of settling in, the LORD miraculously opened a door for us to share His Word with two families in our home.
In April of 2007, the Lord blessed us to open a small Christian bookstore in the capital city of Roseau, and our home Bible study was then moved to that location in an adjacent room. In the ensuing months, through much prayer, fasting and simply prophesying the truth over the empty seats, we soon outgrew our small sanctuary’s capacity. However, since Dominica is a very poor country with one of the highest unemployment levels in the world, we struggled to meet our monthly expenses.
One day during my devotional time, the Lord drew my attention to Joseph of Arimathea, who, because of his love and gratitude for Jesus Christ, felt constrained to surrender his brand-new tomb for the burial of his Savior. At the time, we lived in a two-level house, which the Lord built for us in the village of Warner located 30 minutes from the capital city Roseau. With the downstairs being incomplete, my wife and I felt constrained because of the love of the Lord to complete the downstairs and to offer it to the Lord’s people as their new sanctuary free of charge. The sanctuary was dedicated in 2010, and the Lord has since blessed to where we have now outgrown the building’s capacity, all to His glory.
In August of 2018, our country suffered catastrophic effects from category 5 hurricane Maria. Through the grace of God, we narrowly escaped death after the roof of our dwelling and sanctuary was severely compromised. Although our sanctuary suffered significant water damage, and our family had to be displaced from the upstairs, we were one of the few churches in Dominica able to continue conducting services the following Sunday. The Brothers and Sisters of the church were kind enough to volunteer their time on weekends to help repair our roofs.
The Lord has blessed us to purchase a beautiful piece of property on an adjacent lot and our church is now engaged in various fund raising activities to build a sanctuary that will accommodate God’s people. Our congregation is comprised of Dominicans, US, and other Caribbean nationals.
At Mount Zion Church Dominica, we pursue the Highest Will of God for our lives in all things. We believe that we are called and chosen of God to manifest His Holy and Righteous Name to us and through us. He is the Master-Owner of all things including our time, talents, and treasures, and that one day we are going to have to give an account of our stewardship to Him. We want to be able to say like the apostle Paul at the dawn of His earthly journey: I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course, I have kept the Faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7,8
What We Believe
Our fundamental Truths
Mount Zion Church of Deliverance, Holiness and Restoration espouses the essential fundamental truths summarized in the Apostles Creed.
THE APOSTLE’S CREED
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from whence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen