Caribbean

Guyana Congregational Union (GCU)
United Church in Jamaica and Cayman Islands (UCJCI)


Karen Francis
Mission Secretary
Caribbean

Vickeisha King-Burke
Programme Associate
Caribbean

Karen Francis
Mission Secretary
Caribbean

Vickeisha King-Burke
Programme Associate
Caribbean

Guyana Congregational Union (GCU)

The Congregational Christian doctrine was brought to Guyana (then called British Guiana) in 1808, at the request of a plantation owner, Mr Hermanus Hilbertus Post. Upon arriving in Guyana, LMS missionary Rev John Wray ministered to slaves on Mr Post’s plantation, and the mission grew with the establishment of churches across the country and the first schools in two districts. The Congregational Churches were united in 1883, and GCU is the body representing the union of Congregational Churches within the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, South America today. It currently comprises 32 active Congregations.