Fr. Mervyn Sydney Johnson
Born in New Providence, Fr. Johnson received his early education at the Woodcock Primary School. He attended Western Junior and Senior High Schools. He completed his secondary education at St. John's College. His tertiary education began at the College of the Bahamas and continued at the University of Miami, Codrington College and the University of the West Indies
where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Theology with Upper
Second Class. He also holds a Masters Degree in Theology (Honours) from
ZOE College in Jacksonville.
Fr. Johnson was ordained to the Diaconate on June 16th 1999 and to the Priesthood on June 5th,
2000. The journey to the ordained life included careers as a Customs
Officer and a McDonald's Restaurant executive. In both of his secular
professions, he served with distinction. Prior to his call to ministry,
he served as a volunteer Youth Director of the Anglican Diocese and as
Youth Director, Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity.
Fr. Johnson served in the following Parishes:
1999-2001---Assistant Curate, Christ the King Ridgeland Park, New providence
2001-2002-----Rector, St. Patrick's Parish, Governors Harbour, Eleuthera
2002-2006-----Assistant Curate, St. Agnes Parish, New Providence
2006-2010-Assistant Curate, Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity
2010-Present---Priest-in-Charge, Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity
Fr. Johnson in his present ministry continues to work with young people whom he loves. He is married to the former Cora Smith
Father John Kabiga
Rev. Fr. John Kabiga was born in Kiambu District in Kenya. He obtained his theological training in the University of Nairobi and Bishop Kariuki Bible Collge. After graduation he was ordained to the diaconate in the Diocese of Mount Kenya South on 19th March 1988 and was also priested the same year on 20th November. After his ordination he served as curate at St. John's Parish Kiambaa and St. Barnabas Parish Kamagu and the Rector at St. Joseph's Parish Riabai- Kiambu.
John pursued further theological studies and enrolled with Cambridge University from 1987 to 1989. Upon completion he was admitted to Chichester Theological College in England in 1990 to undertake post graduate studies at Southampton University. In 1992 John graduated with a Bachelor of Theology Degree. While in England he served in the Diocese of Chichester as an assistant in various parishes. In May 1992 John and his family moved to the Diocese of the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands. He has served as Assistant Curate at Holy Cross Parish, Rector St. Stephen's Parish Fresh Creek Andros and Priest in-charge Sts. David and Augustine Crooked Island, Acklins, and Long Cay from 1997 to 2003. He returned to Nassau in 2003 to undertake further Studies with Kent State University/ College of The Bahamas, while working as an Associate at Holy Trinity Parish. On December 2004 John graduated with a Masters of Education Degree in School Counseling and Professional Counseling.
Fr. John has taught Religious Studies and Family Life in the Public system in the Bahamas. He taught at Central Andros High, Crooked Island, Acklins High School and C.I. Gibson Senior High. At present Fr. John is currently the Chaplain and Religious Studies teacher at St. Anne's School in Nassau and Associate Priest at The Parish of the Most Holy Trinity Stapledon Gardens.
Fr. John is married to Mrs. Loise Kabiga and they are proud parents of Faith and Timothy; he enjoys gardening, fishing, and playing soccer.