Pastor Ronald Josiah – Ministerial Intern
Woodbrook District of Seventh-day Adventists
Named Ronald Allanson Josiah, I was born on the island of Dominica to missionary parents; Pastor John Josiah from Antigua and Mrs. Gloria Josiah from Morvant, Trinidad.
I have two siblings who currently reside in the United States. Growing up mainly in Barbados, I pursued my primary and secondary school education there. I enrolled in the pathfinder club and invested through several of the divisions. I learned music and while in my youth began to play for A.Y. and church services. I have been privileged to matriculate at both West Indies College now Northern Caribbean University in Computer Science and Caribbean Union College/University of the Southern Caribbean of which I graduated in 2014 in Theology.
I have lived in six countries namely: Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Antigua, Jamaica and the United States, and have been privileged to visit others. And yes I do enjoy travelling once the opportunity is granted.
I labored in two major industries for some years which are Computer and Information Technology and then the Mental Health Industry, which represented an interesting departure from my early college training.
One of my favored experiences was to ascend the lofty Blue Mountains of near 8,000 feet in Jamaica with the Caribbean Club, while studying at NCU! It was a memorable overnight experience. I have attended several pathfinder, youth and church camps through the years with their various experiences of joy, intrigue and challenges.
I am happily single with confidence, and am prepared to abide in God’s will regarding my social development as He leads me. I enjoy for relaxation the beach, exercising by walking, some reading on the various issues of the day, listening to Christian music and playing the piano along with watching a little football.
I have always loved working for the Lord in various capacities both in relation to ‘inreach’ and outreach ministry. There are two areas I have been certainly blessed and influenced by namely: Christian music and Literature Evangelism. These avenues of ministry have punctuated my life and I continue to be involved with them to some extent. One of my most joyous experiences is partnering with a colleague of mine Bro. Dillon Ward of the U.S. in which we spear-headed the organization of a five-day youth conference patterned after the Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC) conference-model, which was held in Trinidad in July, 2009. At this youth conference in the D’Abadie S.D.A Church we had Spirit-filled international speakers like missionary David Gates and Pastor Randy Skeete. It was themed “Living in Christ” and certainly was a blessing to all in attendance!
I am deeply impressed that we all at this time must be fervently asking for the Holy Spirit and thus allow Him to complete His work in and then through us, to the glory of God.
I am enjoying serving in the Woodbrook District with Pastor Dr. Ray Walker as we seek to further the Kingdom of God in this vineyard of the world. I am touched that He is passionate about winning souls to God’s Kingdom. We are to all help prepare a people for Jesus’ soon Second Coming! Blessings!