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Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis to Be Installed as Head of Memorial Moravian Church

The boards and members of the Memorial Moravian Church cordially invite all to the installation service for its incoming pastor, Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis, at 9 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 5, at Memorial Moravian Church on 5023 Norre Gade, (formerly 17 Norre Gade) on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Rev. Eulencine Christopher, superintendent of the Moravian Church Virgin Islands Conference, will officiate.

Rev. Dr. Cortroy Winston Montgomery Jarvis, a native of Antigua, has been an ordained pastor in the Moravian Church for 36 years. He was ordained a deacon on July 17, 1983. He served as chairman of the Provincial Elders Conference, which is the administrative board of the Moravian Church Eastern West Indies Province, a position which he held for 13 years, from 2007-2019, having been re-elected at Provincial Synods on three occasions (2009, 2012 and 2015). Prior to becoming chairman of the PEC, he served as secretary of the Provincial Elders Conference from 1993-2000.

On Jan. 1, 2017, he was elected the president of the Moravian Unity, that is, the Moravian Church worldwide. He was then re-elected as president of the Unity Board to serve another two-year term and concluded his duties as of November 2019.

Dr. Jarvis has served as president of the Moravian Caribbean and Latin American Regional Conference (MCLARC) from 2012 to November 2019. This is the grouping of Moravian Unity Provinces in Suriname, Guyana, Eastern West Indies, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras as well as the mission areas of Haiti, Cuba, Peru and French Guyana.   He holds the following degrees and certificates:

  • Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) from Covington Theological Seminary, Tennessee.
  • Master of Arts in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.
  • Certificate of Award in Alcohol and other Drug problems, from the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, V.I.
  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica.
  • Diploma in Theology, from the United Theological College of the West Indies, Jamaica.
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He has served across the Moravian Church Eastern West Indies Province as  Superintendent of the Moravian Church Antigua 2003-2007; Superintendent of the Moravian Church Tobago, 1990-1994; Acting Superintendent of the Moravian Church Trinidad, 1991-1993; Pastor, Spring Gardens Moravian Church, Antigua, 1994-2008; Lead Pastor of the St. Maarten Moravian Church, 2008-November 2019; Pastor, Montgomery Moravian Church, Tobago, January 01, 1986- November 30, 1994; Pastor, Memorial Moravian Church, Trinidad, 1983-1985 and Civil Servant (Audit Department) Antigua & Barbuda Government, 1975-1979.

He has published two books: “The Biblical Leader as Bridge Builder,” published in 2000, reprinted 2002 and “Lighting the Fire,” published in 2007. He has also written several newspaper articles on current issues, especially cricket.

Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis hails from the village of Swetes. He is married to the beautiful Althea Pearline Jarvis. Their union has produced two daughters, Dacia and Danielle Jarvis.  He has a passion for Christ and compassion for people. He has a love for Christ and his desire is to serve the Lord.  He looks forward to ministering to God’s people here at Memorial and in the Virgin Islands at large.

“We are delighted to welcome the Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis to the Virgin Islands and look forward to his addition to our pastoral team,” said Rev. Eulencine Christopher, superintendent.

For more information, contact the Church Office at 776-0066 or Rev. Eulencine Christopher, superintendent of the Moravian Church Virgin Islands Conference, at 713-1055.

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The boards and members of the Memorial Moravian Church cordially invite all to the installation service for its incoming pastor, Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis, at 9 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 5, at Memorial Moravian Church on 5023 Norre Gade, (formerly 17 Norre Gade) on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Rev. Eulencine Christopher, superintendent of the Moravian Church Virgin Islands Conference, will officiate. Rev. Dr. Cortroy Winston Montgomery Jarvis, a native of Antigua, has been an ordained pastor in the Moravian Church for 36 years. He was ordained a deacon on July 17, 1983. He served as chairman of the Provincial Elders Conference, which is the administrative board of the Moravian Church Eastern West Indies Province, a position which he held for 13 years, from 2007-2019, having been re-elected at Provincial Synods on three occasions (2009, 2012 and 2015). Prior to becoming chairman of the PEC, he served as secretary of the Provincial Elders Conference from 1993-2000. On Jan. 1, 2017, he was elected the president of the Moravian Unity, that is, the Moravian Church worldwide. He was then re-elected as president of the Unity Board to serve another two-year term and concluded his duties as of November 2019. Dr. Jarvis has served as president of the Moravian Caribbean and Latin American Regional Conference (MCLARC) from 2012 to November 2019. This is the grouping of Moravian Unity Provinces in Suriname, Guyana, Eastern West Indies, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras as well as the mission areas of Haiti, Cuba, Peru and French Guyana.   He holds the following degrees and certificates:
  • Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) from Covington Theological Seminary, Tennessee.
  • Master of Arts in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.
  • Certificate of Award in Alcohol and other Drug problems, from the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, V.I.
  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica.
  • Diploma in Theology, from the United Theological College of the West Indies, Jamaica.
He has served across the Moravian Church Eastern West Indies Province as  Superintendent of the Moravian Church Antigua 2003-2007; Superintendent of the Moravian Church Tobago, 1990-1994; Acting Superintendent of the Moravian Church Trinidad, 1991-1993; Pastor, Spring Gardens Moravian Church, Antigua, 1994-2008; Lead Pastor of the St. Maarten Moravian Church, 2008-November 2019; Pastor, Montgomery Moravian Church, Tobago, January 01, 1986- November 30, 1994; Pastor, Memorial Moravian Church, Trinidad, 1983-1985 and Civil Servant (Audit Department) Antigua & Barbuda Government, 1975-1979. He has published two books: “The Biblical Leader as Bridge Builder,” published in 2000, reprinted 2002 and “Lighting the Fire,” published in 2007. He has also written several newspaper articles on current issues, especially cricket. Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis hails from the village of Swetes. He is married to the beautiful Althea Pearline Jarvis. Their union has produced two daughters, Dacia and Danielle Jarvis.  He has a passion for Christ and compassion for people. He has a love for Christ and his desire is to serve the Lord.  He looks forward to ministering to God’s people here at Memorial and in the Virgin Islands at large. “We are delighted to welcome the Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis to the Virgin Islands and look forward to his addition to our pastoral team,” said Rev. Eulencine Christopher, superintendent. For more information, contact the Church Office at 776-0066 or Rev. Eulencine Christopher, superintendent of the Moravian Church Virgin Islands Conference, at 713-1055.