Pastor Logan L . Morris
Evangelist Steve Myers, a native of Yonkers, New York, is one of six children-four boys and two girls. Evangelist Myers met the Lord from an early age and committed to walking with the Lord. He has allowed the Lord to use him in various capacities such as, director of Sunday School education, director of food ministry for 7 years, and brotherhood president. His dedication to ministry allowed him to grow in service and appointment from a brother, Sunday School teacher, deacon, minister, and presently evangelist.
In addition to his achievement in ministry, in 1985, he entered Saint Lawrence University as an aspiring sophomore. His focus and field of study was Child Psychology. While attending Saint Lawrence he was active in the Student Government and was Chairman of the student finance committee. He was also active in track and field. Landing employment at the Marriot Company, he had the privilege of overseeing several openings of new restaurants for over 10 years. Since 1998, he has been employed as a Walt Disney World as a server trainer. Evangelist Myers currently resides in beautiful Mt. Dora, Florida with his loving wife of 16 years, Missionary Janet Myers. Together they have 8 children and 7 grandchildren.
Missionary Janet Myers was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ at Bethel Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic on South Camp Road in Jamaica. She later migrated to America and attended Orlando Pentecostal Church which was later renamed Cyprus Grove Fellowship Church. After a confirmation from God, she and her husband relocated to Solid Rock United Church in Oviedo, Florida where she continued to grow in God day by day. Growing in ministry, she first became a Sunday School teacher, youth president and now missionary. Missionary Myers has made the youth in Solid Rock a priority and in so doing has tremendously impacted in their lives.
Evangelist Steve and Missionary Janet Myers
Elder Egbert and Missionary Claudette Allen
First Lady Evangelist Carlene R . Morris
Elder Allen was born and raised in the community of Savanna-La-mar, Jamaica. He is the oldest of seven boys and the 10th of 11 children. Elder Allen was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ at age 14 and later received the gift of the Holy Ghost. He has remained faithful to the service of Jesus Christ under the pastoral guidance of Bishop John Watson and later Bishop Zachariah Nepaul at the Holiness Born Again Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic. Later he moved to Kingston where he worshiped at Pentecostal Gospel Temple where he acted in the capacity of choir director for the male chorale.
In 1989, he migrated to the United States where he served as a deacon at Faith Tabernacle UPC under the leader Pastor Barnes in Fort Lauderdale. In 2007, he relocated to St. Cloud, Florida. He has served as a Sunday school teacher and president, deacon, minister, evangelist and now elder. His motto is “Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tired and true”.
In addition to his spiritual growth in ministry, Elder Allen also found favor in his secular achievements. He attended Florida Atlantic University where he graduated with a business of administration – majoring in management and marketing. He presently works as a tax auditor for Siemens Corporation.
Missionary Claudette Allen was born in London, England. At the age of eight her family migrated to Jamaica where she spent most of her childhood years. When she was nine, Missionary Allen accepted the Lord and was baptized in Jesus name. A few months later she spoke in heavenly tongues as she received the gift of the Holy Spirit.
After graduating from high school, Missionary Allen pursued her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. It was during these years that she was introduced to a young man named Egbert Allen. They were married 3 years later. Elder and Missionary Allen has been married for 28 years. The union has produced three children, Sherise, Andre and Sean.
The couple has lived in several places including Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Dallas, Texas. Approximately 10 years ago they moved to St Cloud, Florida where they currently reside. The Allen's have been members of Solid Rock since its inception. Though Missionary Allen became a Christian as a child, she was not actively involved in the ministry. At Solid Rock she has grown spiritually. She was ordained as a missionary in 2008 and is involved in hospitality as she sees to the needs of our members and guests.
Pastor Logan L. Morris was born in the Island of Jamaica to Christian parents Bishop Arthur E. Morris (deceased) and Evangelist Elizabeth Morris. At age of 16 after three weeks of debating with God on the subject of his repentance, he finally submitted and was baptized in Holiness Born Again Church (HBAC), Savanna-La- Mar in Westmoreland. Several months after his baptism Pastor Morris was filled with the Holy Ghost on the final day of a convention at Gravel Lane HBAC in Montego Bay, St James.
Pastor Morris stayed involved and active in the church. He was a youth choir member, a musician, a junior missionary, and national treasurer for the HBAC Youth Department. Bishop Zachariah Nepaul kept him busy dispatching him to play music and preach at open-air services. In 1989 Pastor Morris was invited by his father Bishop A. Morris to migrate to the US. He was reluctant to do so as he was quite comfortable with his situation in Jamaica. He was at the time working with the Ministry of Justice as Acting Registrar of the Revenue Court (Supreme Court), and was preparing to attend UWI to study law. He was also hoping to marry Sis. Carlene Woolery relatively soon. At the urging of his father to come and help with a relatively new church, Pastor Morris relented.
In August of the same year he left behind the stability and security he had always known to enter into a future in which the only sure factor was God. He was again, a musician, Sunday school teacher, treasurer, local youth president and international youth president for the Bethel United Church of Jesus Christ (USA) in association with HBAC of Jamaica. As he labored with Bishop Morris, Pastor Morris was first ordained a minister and later an elder. The Lord did not fail Pastor Morris as he watched over his soul, finances and social well-being in the US as much as he did in Jamaica. He attended John College of Criminal Justice obtaining a bachelor in criminal justice and master’s in public administration. He was blessed at work and rose to managerial level in the law firms that he worked. Although life seemed good in New York, Pastor and Evangelist Morris felt drawn to Florida and so prepared to relocate.
In June 2003 Pastor Morris and family departed from New York, with the blessings of his pastor and church members of the Zion Apostolic Church, and headed for the City of Oviedo in the Greater Orlando region of Central Florida. After a few years the Lord spoke to Pastor Morris to prepare his family for ministry. After much prayer, fasting, and seeking God’s direction, the door was opened for the establishment of the Solid Rock United Church in December 2007. To God and no one else belong the praise and glory for the assignment of his son and the establishment of a new vineyard.
Evangelist Carlene (Woolery) Morris was born in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Carlene was a bright young girland found herself attending Manning’s High School at the age of 10 years old. While attending Manning’s she met Sis Adella Allen who led her to the Lord and to the Holiness Born Again Church (HBAC), Savanna-La- Mar in Westmoreland. She was baptized and filled with the Holy ghost shortly thereafter. Those early years were not easy as she was the only one in her home who was a Christian. Her standing strong led various family members to turn or return to the Lord Jesus. She dedicated herself to learning the ways of the Lord, studying the scriptures, fasting and praying, and attending church services on a regular basis. Sis Carline was not afraid to spread the good news of Jesus at school, on the streets, or at home. She was pleasant, well mannered, and kindhearted.
During her tenure at high school she was renowned for her skills and exceptional ability within the home economics department, and in fact was given departmental honors during graduation. After graduating from High School she went off to Kingston where she attended the University of Technology, then known as CAST. After college she returned home to teach at her alma-mater and worshiped at home church in Savanna -La-Mar. She also attended the City University of New York where she obtained a degree in accounting and pursued studies in business management Baruch college.
By divine ordination Logan and Carlene were introduced to each other while they both attended the same high school and church in early 1980s. By the late 1980s they were established both spiritually and socially and were in a position to enter into courtship leading directly into marriage. The circumstance of Pastor Morris migration to the US in 1989 however separated them both for a while. On July 7, 1990, they were joined together in marriage in Jamaica and after a short honeymoon both traveled to New York. Lady Morris grew and matured in the ministry during her time in New York as she helped build the church there. She labored in various ministries and was eventually promoted to Sunday school teacher, and ordained as a missionary. In 2003 she relocated with the family to Oviedo (in Metro Orlando) Florida. Today she stands beside her husband of twenty plus years as they pastor the Solid Rock United Church in Oviedo, Florida. She is an outstanding first lady, co-pastor, loving wife, dutiful mother, a seeker of the will of the Lord, a tower of strength to her husband and a nurturer of the saints of Solid Rock United Church.