Reverend Stephen Ollivierre, newly-appointed as District Presiding Bishop of the PAWI SVG District.(iWN file photo)

Reverend , pastor of Faith Temple, New Montrose has been appointed as District Presiding Bishop of the PAWI District.

Ollivierre replaces Bishop Sonny Williams, who resigned the position after serving for 16 years, consequent upon his election as General Bishop of the Denomination at its 37th Biennial Conference, held in Tobago this month.

Ollivierre, who has been in active pastoral ministry for approximately 30 years, also served as Assistant Presiding Bishop of the SVG District of PAWI for the past 14 years.

He will assume his new role as Presiding Bishop on Sept. 1.

Resulting from this appointment, Reverend Elroy Martin has been appointed to serve as Assistant Presiding Bishop.

The other members of the PAWI SVG District are:

Reverend Keith Graham – Director of Missions

Reverend Carlton Edwards – Director of Church Ministries

Reverend Beverlie Haynes – Secretary

Sister Vilma Ollivierre – Treasurer

“The PAWI SVG District congratulates Reverend Stephen Ollivierre and newly appointed Executive members on their promotion and wishes them success in their new roles,” the church said in a statement.