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Emmanuel Community mourns late Moderator, John Mackay

John Trevor Mackay joined the Emmanuel Community in the late 1980s, after hearing the testimony of his twin brother, Michael, at an evangelising dinner held by the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship.

Having committed his life to the Lord, our brother John went on to become a covenant member of the Community, where he held several leadership positions over the years. He became an Elder, and later on was named Chief Servant. After his retirement from the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission, Mackay took on the responsibility of Administrator of the Community. When incumbent Moderator Violet D’Ornellas became ill and could no longer carry on her functions, John assumed the position of Interim Leader, and was then elected and installed as Moderator of the Community on March 22, 2017. Due mainly to failing health, he retired from this position on December 31, 2021. He was 85 when God called him home to his heavenly reward on February 22, 2022.

The funeral of John Trevor Mackay takes place at the Church of the Assumption, Maraval, at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2022.

John was the son of Olive (dec) and Angus Mackay (dec)

Husband of Trilda;

Father of Stephen, David and Mark;

Father-in-law of Marguerite, Gillian and Kathy;

Brother of Michael (dec.); Wendy Dickson; Neilson Mackay; Sr. Bernadettte Mackay, OSU; Judith Farfan; Bernard Mackay and Ean Mackay.

He was the grandfather of seven, and great-grandfather of one.