Sherlock Delph, Founding Pastor
Pastor Sherlock Delph, Founding Pastor of the Jamaica-Queens Wesleyan church, was born in Guyana, South America. He accepted the Lord as his Savior at age 16, and has continued to serve Him since then. In the early 1960s he was appointed lecturer at the Government Technical Institute, and was later awarded a scholarship to pursue studies in the field of Land Surveying in the United Kingdom.
On completion of his studies, he quickly rose through the ranks to the level of Principal of the Institute. During that time, he married his wife and partner in ministry, Miss Jocele Delph, (nee Pinkerton), and in 1981 they migrated to the United States of America with their three children, Hazel, JoAnn and Duane. Pastor Delph continued his successful career as a Land Surveyor, and somehow managed to maintain that delicate balance between serving the needs of his congregation as pastor, and providing for his family.
Pastor Delph still continues to shepherd his flock at the Jamaica-Queens Wesleyan church. The longevity of his ministry of 28 years attests to his relevance to the community of Laurelton where he serves, and the able support he now receives from his associate pastor and team of assistant pastors and lay workers.