A CHRONOLOGY OF PROTESTANT BEGINNINGS:
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

by Dr. Clifton L. Holland

(last revised on June 9, 2003)

Historical Overview:

Discovery by Christopher Columbus:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1492

British take control:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1678

British domination firmly established:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1787

The Emancipation of Slavery:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1834††

Rule was administered from the Bahamas until:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1848

Becomes a dependency of Jamaica:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1874

Becomes a separate British colony:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1962

 

Indicates European society*

Significant Protestant Beginnings or Events:

†††† 1678†††††† -††† *Anglican chaplains arrive with British occupation; the Church of England later established; now part of the Church in the Province of the West Indies.

 

†††† 1800†††††† -††† *Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society of Great Britain; now part of the Conference of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas.

 

†††† 1850s†††† -††† *Missionaries arrive from the Jamaica Baptist Union, with support from the British Baptist Union.

 

 

Date of Origin Unknown:

 

†††† †††††††††††††††††† Baptist Bible Fellowship

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Church of God in Christ

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Church of God of Prophecy

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Seventh-day Adventist Church

 

 

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)