Family mourns Bishop Dr Joseph Ade-Gold
Popular clergyman Bishop Dr Joseph Ade-Gold died last Thursday of congestive heart failure, according to his family.
His daughter, Debbie Ade-Gold Thompson, told THE STAR her father's death came as a shock to his family.
"It is a very difficult time for the family, but we continue to trust God to see us through this challenging time," she said.
THE STAR gathered that Bishop Dr Ade-Gold died after experiencing complications with breathing and subsequent swelling to his lower body.
Arrangements are being made for his funeral.
Bishop Dr Ade-Gold was the founder of the Chambers of God international.
THE STAR spoke to the bishop the day before he died and his last message to our news team was to advise the nation to use God's intervention to fight crime in Jamaica and not obeah.
During the interview, Bishop Dr Ade-Gold said: "In terms of God intervention, I think we should go along that line. The line of using God intervention rather than obeah intervention."
This was in reference to an outburst by National Security Minister Robert Montague's comments that he is not afraid of criminal elements because his uncle is an obeah man.
Since 1998, Ade-Gold has been taking the message of deliverance and spiritual warfare across the English-speaking Caribbean, Haiti, the USA, England, Australia and Canada.
He is recognised by many in the Christian community as the leading authority in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean on spiritual warfare and deliverance.