[codepeople-post-map]Pastor Eric Kitson, his wife Emelyn Garvey-Kitson and their children were actively involved in ministry in Orange River, ST. Mary. In 1961 the family migrated from Orange River, to the capital Kingston Jamaica. Being as involved, as they were in Orange River, it was only a matter of time before they decided to start a church close to their new home. It was out of this great desire that Pastor Eric partnered with an Elder and began the Full Truth Church of God Deliverance Centre at 13 1/2 Waltham Park Road, Kingston 11. In 1965 Pastor Eric was not perturbed by the separation of him and the Elder and continued having services there until the structure was destroyed by Hurricane Gilbert on September 12, 1988 and by vandals.
Reconstruction of the building began shortly thereafter, it took six years to complete the new concrete reinforced structure as the first building was made primarily from wood. The building was dedicated and declared officially open in 1995. After spending forty seven years at 13 1/2 Waltham Park Road, it was time for the church to get a new home as the church population had simply outgrown its walls.
In December 2007, acting on faith, the search began for a new property. Bishop Derrick’s youngest brother Patrick, while driving along Maxfield Avenue saw the old Ritz Theatre and immediately saw the potential and told his brother. After much persuasion, Bishop Derrick began making serious inquiries. Ameeting was soon scheduled with the owner which would later yield a surprising revelation. The meeting brought together old friends ast the owner, Stafford Hyde, Bishop Derrick Kitson and his older brother Overseer Glenese Kitson knew each other from they were boys back in ST. Mary. Brother Hyde and his wife Sonia acquainted themselves with the members of House and Prayer and Praise Ministries and then waited on a directive from the Lord.
God has shown great favour and through the giving hearts of Brother and Sister Hyde, the Waltham Park Assembly was relocated to the Ritz Theatre, at 91A Maxfield Avenue. On January 6, 2008 the very first service was held and the building was later dedicated in February of the same year.
Today the Maxfield Assembly is proud to call 91A Maxfield Avenue, their home and continues to impact the lives of those in and around the area. To God be the glory, GREAT and Marvelous things He has done!!!!!
Pastor – Bishop Derrick Kitson
Ministry – Min. Viviene Kitson
Administrator – Marilyn Whyte
Youth Ministry –
Fasting – Sister Dorothy Hall
Praise & Worship – Sis. Ann Marie Burton
Prayer – Minister Stafford Hyde
91a Maxfield Ave
P.O. Box 2006
876~765~9494 or 876~754~7622