Mission Statement


The Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies (PAWI) International exists to fulfill the purpose of God by transforming people and communities everywhere by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and through the power and manifestations of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.


Vision Statement


A Trained, Mature, Reproductive Community that penetrates the world.


Our History

Glad Tidings was born out of a thought in the minds of Jack and Daisy Keyes, missionaries from Canada. They saw the need for the Caribbean Region, to be recipients of the Pentecostal flair and so, moved by God, they started to work in the Caribbean Islands. It was out of this work that Glad Tidings was established. Having established Faith Temple, the first of P.A.W.I churches on the island, men who felt the call for missions ventured out in 1969 and came to the area bringing the gospel. These men Godfred Mc Kenzie also known as ‘Whiteman’ and Ricardo De Shonge among others, paid their own way or hired a taxi Sunday after Sunday to hold ‘open air’ meetings in the area, standing in the road near to what is now the Gomea Methodist Church in Ashburton. Their continual preaching sparked interest among the populace who started showing some interest and with twelve members Glad Tidings Tabernacle took flight.

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Statement of Faith

We Believe the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the divinely inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, and the final authority for all Christian faith and life (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21).

We Believe in one God, infinite, perfect and eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14).

We Believe in the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, His unqualified deity, His sinless humanity, the eternal all-sufficiency of His atoning death, His bodily resurrection and His ascension to His Father’s right hand (I Corinthians 15:3-4; John 1:1, 20:24-29; Hebrews 4:15; I Timothy 2:5; Revelation 20:1-6).

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Bishop Sonny E. Williams


Bishop Sonny Williams is an Ordained Minister and Marriage Officer with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies and has been in active Pastoral Ministry for the past thirty three (33) years.

Morine Williams

First Lady

Mrs. Morine Williams has served alongside with her husband, Bishop Williams for the past 32 years.She serves in the areas of Sunday School, Worship Department Choir ( Click >> to read more)

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