The details below represent the Ministerial Teamt of our Church... Together with the Stewards, Trustees and Official Board they comprise the leadership of the Vernon Temple AMEC.
Rev. Dr. Leonard Santucci, J.P., D. MIN, C.E.F.M
Dr. Santucci was appointed as the pastor of Vernon Temple on June 15, 2013 by Bishop Gregory Ingram. He distinguished himself as a pastor, politician, social/community activist, educator, administrator and motivational speaker. Educated to the doctoral degree level in ministry, he has served as a college administrator and counselor at the Bermuda College. He has served Bermuda as a Senator and has been a pastor on the island as well as in East Orange, New Jersey (2005–2013). He has received numerous awards/citations. He is a committed father to sons Kyle and Tyler Bell-Santucci and niece Shana King. His commitment at present is to the transformation of the ministry of the church making Vernon Temple the church of first choice as a solid bible believing congregation known as “The Word Church” based on Acts 20:32 and 2 Tim. 2:15.
Rev. Georgette Prime Godwin A.sc., B.sc., M.div
Associate Minister - Itinerate Elder
Rev. Georgette Prime-Godwin or “Rev. g” as she is affectingly known has been involved in ministry at Vernon Temple AME Church for several years. She has served in the Music Ministry for over thirty years. She has served as Director of Music, Executive Minister to the Pastor, on the Steward Board, President of the Usher Board, Lay Organization and YPD and Kings Kidz Facilitator (Sunday School Teacher) appointed and currently serves as Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry since 2011. Former Executive Director of Village Pride Community Centre, she recognizes and embraces the value of youth and their invaluable contributions they make to society, and believes the key to youth involvement is to provide a guided platform so they are able to showcase their talents while helping them to embrace that “only what they do for Christ will last.”
Rev. Esther Douglas
Associate Minister - Local Elder
IIs an Ordained Local Elder of Vernon Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church. As a prerequisite for Local Elder Ordination she completed the course requirements with the Bermuda AME Ministerial Institute. In her quest to “rightly divide the word of God” Rev Esther enrolled with the Interdenominational Theological Center (I.T.C.) Theology Program at Bright Temple AME Church in Warwick Bermuda and the Baptist Seminary Extension Program at First Baptist Church, Devonshire Bermuda. Her Greatest accomplishment is being Born Again. Rev Esther currently serves as an Assistant Minister at Vernon Temple AME Church. Her responsibilities includes Director of Volunteers, and other specific areas of Ministry as requested.
Rev. Leon Jennings
Associate Minister - Local Elder
Rev. Leon Jennings was born again on December 3rd, 1983 at Vernon Temple AME Church. He has served as Church Administrator there for over 25 years.
At Vernon Temple Rev. Jennings heads the Men’s Ministry, teaches Sunday School, Facilitates workshops, Preaches and Teaches, and is a part of the Prison Ministry, Rev. Jennings was ordained a Local Deacon in March 2003 and a Local Elder in March 2005.
His passion however is to minister to Men. He is currently President of the Bermuda Conference Sons of Allen