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International religious speaker collapses on stage @ Festival Grounds

- Evangelist Dr Samuel Telemaque has since been declared ‘physically well’
Dr Samuel Telemaque was making his final appeal for persons to be baptised on the final day of the Hope Beyond Evangelistic Series at Festival Grounds when he appeared to lose consciousness and fell. Photo: Team of Reporters
A section of the congregation at the Hope Beyond Evangelistic Series at Festival Grounds on May 7, 2022. Photo: Team of Reporters
A section of the congregation at the Hope Beyond Evangelistic Series at Festival Grounds on May 7, 2022. Photo: Team of Reporters
Some 16 persons were baptised on the final day of the Hope Beyond Evangelistic Series with international speaker Dr Samuel Telemaque on May 7, 2022. Photo: Team of Reporters
Some 16 persons were baptised on the final day of the Hope Beyond Evangelistic Series with international speaker Dr Samuel Telemaque on May 7, 2022. Photo: Team of Reporters
Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Leriano R.J. Webster, left, and Dr Samuel Telemaque, centre, presented a large Bible to the Government of the Virgin Islands on April 29, 2022. At Large Representative and former Health Minister Hon Carvin Malone, right, received the Bible on behalf of the government. Photo: East End SDA Church/Facebook
Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Leriano R.J. Webster, left, and Dr Samuel Telemaque, centre, presented a large Bible to the Government of the Virgin Islands on April 29, 2022. At Large Representative and former Health Minister Hon Carvin Malone, right, received the Bible on behalf of the government. Photo: East End SDA Church/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There was much consternation but also a display of swift action when a pastor, who has been in the Virgin Islands for the past three weeks as the main speaker at an evangelistic series at Festival Grounds in Road Town, collapsed while on stage yesterday, May 7, 2022.

Dr Samuel Telemaque, who is from Dominica but resides in the United States where he works at the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD), was making his final appeal for persons to be baptised on the final day of the Hope Beyond Evangelistic Series when he appeared to lose consciousness and fell.

Persons quickly rushed to his assistance as others looked on in disbelief, while others could be seen shedding tears.

Others in the congregation of about three hundred gathered under two large tents began to pray.

Less than a minute later Dr Telemaque appeared to regain consciousness and was taken backstage where he was seen by a doctor that had hurried over from the nearby B&F Medical Complex Ltd.

The international speaker was then taken to B&F Medical where he was subsequently discharged.

Pastor Telemaque was declared ‘physically well’- IAD

At the time of the incident, the series was being live-streamed to a global audience.

According to a statement from the IAD Saturday afternoon, Pastor Telemaque was preaching in an evangelistic series under a tent in the [British] Virgin Island on Sabbath (Saturday) May 7, 2022 when “for a little while he appeared to lose consciousness and fell.”

The statement disclosed that the pastor was seen by a doctor and was declared physically well.

“A combination of the heat and exertion may have been the cause,” the IAD stated while expressing appreciation for all the concerns and prayers on the pastor’s behalf.

“Though he is well, his family and the Division administration appreciate your continued prayers,” the IAD statement concluded.

16 baptised shortly after

Meanwhile, some 16 persons were baptised at CSY Dock in Baughers Bay on the final day of the evangelistic series yesterday.

29 persons were baptised for the entire series.

Prayers for VI Gov’t

During the series, Dr Telemaque dedicated a day of prayer for the Government of the Virgin Islands and also presented one of the largest bibles in the world to the government. The Bible weighs 17 pounds and contains many different translations.

At Large Representative and former Health Minister Carvin Malone had received the bible on behalf of the government.

According to reports, Dr Telemaque is scheduled to travel to London for an evangelistic series.

33 Responses to “International religious speaker collapses on stage @ Festival Grounds”

  • Redshoes (08/05/2022, 09:55) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope he is doing better
    • Crazy joe (08/05/2022, 16:05) Like (20) Dislike (13) Reply
      Probably his wallet too heavy
      • Aiie sah! (09/05/2022, 16:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Crazy joe I needed a laugh and you certainly deliver. I laugh but your are so right. It is all about the money these days.
        • Love (10/05/2022, 08:44) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
          You all need Jesus!
          The devil have you all rapped up in his mess.
          Repent repent repent and turn.
          ???????????? prayer going up for you
      • Love (10/05/2022, 08:41) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        Be careful of your senical jokes.
        Spend some time in the word of God and stop making an idiot of yourself. Repent and turn your life over to God. I am praying for you.
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British iirgin Islands (08/05/2022, 10:24) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
    Thanks to God that he has gained consciousness, and is recovering well from what could have been very much more serious. Good to hear the Gospel Minister Telemangue if doing much better. l do hope that he will take sometime off and get some well needed rest, and that God will protect him and his family going forward.
    Pray to our Creator in honestly according to the Holy will of God as outlined in the Holy Scripture guidelines do get its worthy answer positively.l from God in times of need.
    Praise the lord. His loving mercy endures before now, now, and forever.. in Jesus name.
    Glory to God, and thanks to the medical doctor, and staff for their helpful assistant. Amen.
  • Just saying (08/05/2022, 10:28) Like (3) Dislike (47) Reply
    The weight of what the UK is doing to the bvi
    • Corruption and thievery (08/05/2022, 17:24) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      In an adulterous narco state..are you reading the news lately?
  • Senegal dead line expire. (08/05/2022, 10:32) Like (13) Dislike (17) Reply
    Time to pay - up. If you all don't think that these people are biggest Senegal customers, start thinking again..
  • Linda (08/05/2022, 10:39) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    I think anyone who have to give long speeches should sit in a chair because it is too hot to be standing so long. Everyone need to understand that. You can hear the sermon, you dont have to see the speaker.
  • church (08/05/2022, 11:19) Like (10) Dislike (16) Reply
    Happy all is well, because i know the BVI need some true righteousness. There were Demons under this tent from the last week conference of Religion prayer and that was a direct attack on the man of God. The EVIL SPIRITS in BVI are to much to handle and almost kill the evangelist, thank to God for his intervention his life was spared.
  • ji (08/05/2022, 11:19) Like (16) Dislike (6) Reply
    God is in control. praise to him
  • Huu (08/05/2022, 11:25) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    The Man who prayers and preaching that openly send the the BVI Leaders and its executives to shame. All darkness must come to light, the blessings are here so there are more to be exposed.
  • ausar (08/05/2022, 12:11) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    If I was he, I would want a thorough examination upon returning back to the states ..

    This should not be taken lightly!

    One doesn't just collapse!
    Definitely, much more serious conditions!
  • Good for him (08/05/2022, 12:20) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    God is not mocked. They are all one and the same , Dominica man , looking name and power He almost get knock down. False Prophet they are. And what cause Carvin have to receive Bible on behalf of government. That Bible gone stay at his home for souvenir,
    Bet you you he keep that Bible.
    • Rubber Duck (08/05/2022, 16:07) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
      The white people brainwashedyou with this Jesus crap.

      And you fell , hook , line and sinker.
    • @GFH (09/05/2022, 08:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I'm not an Adventist and I hold no brief for Dr. Telemaque, but you need to read your Bible if you think that genuine people of God can't be attacked. And, for your information - Ecclesiastical Affairs, in other words anything pertaining to the church, falls under the Minister of Health. Stop trying to stir up foolishness.
  • Wellsah (08/05/2022, 14:22) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    Imagining claiming to know god then this happen to you and the people still can't see the fraud in it
    • @wellsah (09/05/2022, 10:26) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      claiming to know God doesn't mean he's invincible. He just needs to take care of himself and get regular checkups, he's human after all. Besides its when you know God is when the devil attacks you more.
      The devil won't attack people like you, because he knows you're already in his camp, why waste time on you?
  • Really (08/05/2022, 14:30) Like (17) Dislike (9) Reply
    I warned everyone billions will just be dropping down dead from the vaccine because it breaks down every single cell in your body. It's an mRNA biotech weapon Vaccine. You all need to pay attention because it happening all over the world. Open your eyes and see what you can see and not what these sodomites tell you. Look at the one from customs. I'm sure he was Vaccinated. People would think about something they put in their bodies last year to depopulate them.
    • Stupido (08/05/2022, 17:49) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
      People were feinting long before vaccine invent, not to mention Covid vaccine. If you don't stop your stupidity your time will come. Stop the fear mongering. Forty years ago I feinted on the cricket field, was it covid then or may be the polio or MMR vaccine I got as a child or was it good old hot sun and not drinking enough water.
      • Me (08/05/2022, 19:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        You probably fainted from lack of food you was playing cricket hungry
    • Faithful (09/05/2022, 08:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      How u know the custom officer was vaccinated? Stop picking on someone who cant defend himself. The majority of Government employees are not vaccinated.
  • superstitious (08/05/2022, 15:11) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    People stop being superstitous. Maybe his body is telling him there is a medical problem and he should follow up with his medical doctor. No witch doctor.
  • Last days! (08/05/2022, 16:38) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    False Prophets...
  • Hmm (08/05/2022, 17:57) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Sins
  • Sad ending (08/05/2022, 22:16) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    He lost a precious opportunity to tell the people of the BVI about the coming Mark of the Beast(National Sunday Law) and all the prophecies that are fulfilling fast before our eyes. He seemed so caught up in talking about the beautiful British Virgin Islands and Fungi and Fish. Wa call food had to be mentioned so many times. He missed a golden opportunity.
    • Str8 (09/05/2022, 06:57) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      I agree. As an SDA, I am rather disappointed in this crusade. I heard more about the BVI and it’s government than the everlasting gospel that we are called to preach. These sermons sounded more like motivational speeches with a little Jesus tacked on to convince people to get baptized. I hope that he is doing better, but except for mention of Sabbath, it didn’t sound as Adventist crusade. I guess probably that’s how we do “safe preaching” these days. I don’t know.
  • ha (09/05/2022, 10:10) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    When are you going to all realise that these churches are all basically scams? They run some of the biggest Ponzi schemes and their believers seem to have left their common sense at home and got brainwashed by cult-like dogma. If you are in it, it's easier to carry on with the deception than do the mental work to free yourself. There may well be a greater entity but the churches are all fake and basically enslave their followers. If you don't believe me try leaving a church for a minimum of 6 months and see how your mental health changes. You don't need a church to be a grounded, happy, good, honest person.
  • @Str8 (09/05/2022, 15:50) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    You definitely cannot be a Seventh-Day Adventist. All preacher have different styles of preaching. Instead of following the foolish ones who are already in satan's camp, go back and listen to the messages, learn something from them, and live your life fot God.
  • Garry g (10/05/2022, 10:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    Churches are scams...Seven day Adventist are Doomsday cult.They always saying the earth going end tomorrow...imagine telling children that world is going to end,,,next year...whats the point of education....The churches are full of arrogant ppl...minus a couple the last few Sundays.Evangelists are the bottom of the pit...money grabbing hypocrite.Lock up Cl*** and his xenophobic cronies.Then root out the rest of the pests.have a lovely day Hope y'all cleaned up your trash..when you left that beach.What a waste of time.You can pray without some scam artist ripping you off and almost dying on you..lol.



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