A CHRONOLOGY OF PROTESTANT BEGINNINGS:
CAYMAN ISLANDS

by Dr. Clifton L. Holland

(last revised on June 9, 2003)

Historical Overview:

Discovery by Christopher Columbus:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1503

British given control by the Treaty of Madrid:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1670

Settlement established by Jamaicans:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1833

Remains a dependency of Jamaica until:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1959

Becomes a British dependent territory:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1959

 

Indicates European society*

Significant Protestant Beginnings or Events:

†††† 1833†††††† -††† *Settlement established by Scottish Presbyterians from Jamaica; becomes part of the Presbyterian Church in Jamaica and Grand Cayman; in 1965 this body merged with the Congregational Union of Jamaica to form the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

 

†††† 1870†††††† -††† *Missionaries arrive from the Jamaica Baptist Union, with support from the British Baptist Union.

 

†††† 1911†††††† -††† The Wesleyan Church (also known as Pilgrim Holiness Church)

 

†††† 1930s†††† -††† Church of God (Anderson, IN)

 

†††† 1930s†††† -††† Church of God Holiness

 

Date of Origin Unknown:

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Anglican Church, the Church in the Province of the West Indies

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith

 

 

 

NOTES:

(1)       Dates listed indicate the earliest recorded ministry or in case of discrepancies, the date most frequently indicated.

 

(2)       North American Agencies include U.S. and Canadian.

SOURCES:

(1) PROLADES (Latin American Socio-religious Studies Program), international headquarters in San Josť, Costa Rica: www.prolades.com, prolades@racsa.co.cr

(2) Clifton L. Holland, editor, World Christianity:Central America and the Caribbean (MARC-World Vision International, 1981)

(3) J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, editors, Religions of the World (ABC-Clio Publishers, 2002)