Administration, North Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
March 9, 2020
The North Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, regrettably, announces the death of former President, Pastor Errol Bryan Tinker who passed away in the early morning hours, on Monday, March 9, 2020, at his home in Freeport, Grand Bahama, the Bahamas. Pastor Tinker, who was 71 at the time, was born on the island of Andros, in the Bahamas, and was the second son and third child of the late Matthias and Gertrude Tinker.
Pastor Tinker’s ministry to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Bahamas and the wider community, spanned more than 35 years. During his earlier years of ministry, Pastor Tinker taught Bible at Bahamas Academy. He also served as a District Pastor in New Providence, San Salvador, Cat Island, Abaco and several churches in Grand Bahama. Pastor Tinker also served as Coordinator of the Northern Region of the Church, which was the precursor that gave birth to the North Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
In June 2006, at its Mid-year Committee meeting, held in Mandeville, Jamaica, the West Indies Union Conference aappointed Pastor Tinker as President of the North Bahamas Mission of Seventh-day Adventists which later became the North Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He served in this capacity until his retirement in 2015. During this time, Pastor Tinker also served as Chairman of the Grand Bahama Academy School Board.
Pastor Errol B. Tinker was predeceased by his wife Alice, and survived by two adult children, Jason and Brittany, his grandson Dominic, along with siblings and other family members. Sympathies are extended to his children and family. We rest in the assurance of God’s Word that “precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalms 116:15.
More information will be announced at a later date.