A leader and visionary at heart with over forty (40) years of ministerial experience, Reverend Quamina’s tenacity, simple pure faith in the power of prayer and the ability of the Holy Spirit to do the impossible, have allowed the church to grow from a small group of saints in 1983 to over 4,000 active members at present.
Reverend Quamina is a trained teacher. However the call to preach was so strong on his life that he left his job to enter into full time ministry. After graduating from the Open Bible Institute of Theology, he served as youth pastor for eleven years, and was installed to the office of senior pastor in 1984.
As director of the Church Growth International Seminars since 2000, Reverend Quamina has brought to the Body of Christ a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has travelled extensively, teaching at Church Growth Seminars throughout the UK, USA, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Trinidad and Tobago. “I believe that growth should be the intention of all ministries. God wants us to multiply and replenish. All leaders should possess largeness of heart.” says Reverend Quamina. Many new churches were birthed and others resuscitated through his ministry. As a pastor, his greatest sense of fulfilment comes from seeing lives converted, souls saved and decisions being made for Christ where ever he preaches.
He feels a deep sense of satisfaction as he lives and works with passion and energy. Thus far, because of his uncompromising faith in the God of miracles and his belief in the power of sowing and reaping, he has seen all the projects God laid on his heart come to fruition.
This humble man of God deems it an honour to have been used by God to bring the First Church of the Open Bible to one which draws people from all over the country, to come and experience the power of God. He is blessed with the gift of faith and views every challenge as an opportunity to exercise and develop spiritual muscles. He faces every mountain with a positive attitude.
Among his greatest desire, is to see consistent Christ-likeness in the lives of God’s people, that our behaviour in the church be the same as in the marketplace, and greater unity and networking among churches. He believes in the expansion principle outlined in St. Mark’s Gospel, Chapter 4. He lives and works by the belief that the Spirit of multiplication leads to dynamism and growth within the Body of Christ and adheres to the conviction that the Church should be local as well as global.
Married to Reverend Deborah Quamina for over forty (40) years, he is the proud father of three children – Kezia, Luke and Sarah Lee, and grandfather of two – Trinity and Judah. The Quamina family uses every opportunity to blend their family life with ministry. Reverend Quamina admits that his most fulfilling moment as a father was to experience his son Luke preach his first message.
He counts it a joy and an honour to be of service to the Kingdom of God. His vision is to see the Church expand to unexplored areas such as medical care, accommodation, agriculture and drug rehabilitation. A man with a vision and heart for the people he leads, he practices what he preaches that “relationships are greater than all our accomplishments”, because he believes that people matter to God.