Church comes out in support of Al Miller
After being found guilty of corruption charge in July, bishops and pastors came out in support of Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller earlier this week.
Led by the senior bishop Reverend Neville Owens, the church leaders from the Independent Churches in Jamaica and the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches met will Miller and his congregation on Tuesday at the Fellowship Tabernacle in St Andrew.
In his address, Owens said, "We are gathered tonight as a community of faith to stand in support! To stand, to encourage, to rise in solidarity with one of our own!”
He, however, stressed that they have no intention of interfering with the court. He said they were merely gathering to show support for Miller, who he described as "gift to the body of Christ, a voice to this nation, a beloved minister, a beloved friend, a man of God, a father, a husband, a shepherd and a prophetic voice to this nation.”
“We are here tonight, not to interfere with the courts or with any matter of human justice, but to appeal to the God who sits in the highest courts of the universe,” he said.
Miller was convicted on July 22 for attempting to pervert the course of justice. The conviction came more than six years after Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was captured in a sport utility vehicle that was being driven by Miller along Mandela Highway in St Catherine in 2010, ending an islandwide manhunt for the drug kingpin.