Rev. Bertril Baird

Born at Bethel, Tobago in 1944, to Fitzroy Mc Carthy Baird and Edwina ‘Granny Stella’ Baird, Rev. Bertril Baird became a christian in 1961 at age 17. His first mentor and pastor in ministry, and lifelong friend, was the late Bishop Turnel Nelson. In 1963 he entered the West Indies School of Theology (WIST), from which he graduated three years later with a Diploma in Theology with Honours. At WIST he met his wife Jacqueline, and they were married in 1967.
Rev. Baird devoted his life to social and Christian service. His holistic vision encompassed the world in spreading the gospel, promoting health and healing, alleviating poverty, reducing crime and injustice, and transforming societies through restored families.
Rev. Baird founded Faith Revival Ministries World Outreach Inc., Faith Revival Ministries Advanced School of Christian Ministry, and the Logos Research, Counselling and Educational Institute; and was a founding member of the executive council board of Trustees of the International Third World Leaders Association (ITWLA). Some of his contributions included membership of a Cabinet-appointed committee on crime in T&T; and membership of the Mediation Committee that drafted the Bill that culminated in the Mediation Act of 2004, which facilitates the functioning of the Trinidad & Tobago Family Court. Rev. Baird was the accredited representative of the Word of Life Ministries, Jamaica, to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, New York, and was its special envoy to the Eastern Caribbean States. In August 2011 Rev. Baird celebrated 50 years in ministry, and was promoted to glory in May 2014. Two funeral services will be held: the first will be on June 12th at 10 am at the Calvary Road Deliverance Temple, Bon Accord Estate, Milford Road, Tobago; and the second, on June 14th at 10 am at Faith Revival Ministries, 15 El Dorado Road, Tunapuna. Rev. Bertril Baird’s passion and message for transforming nations live on in the hearts of those whose lives he influenced.

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