Charles Jason Gordon

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The Most Reverend
Charles Jason Gordon
Predecessor Robert Rivas
Successor Gerard County
Orders
Ordination 19 March 1991
Consecration 21 September 2011
Personal details
Born (1959-03-17) March 17, 1959 (age 58)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Styles of
Charles Jason Gordon
Coat of arms of Charles Jason Gordon.svg
Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop

Msgr Jason Gordon was consecrated bishop of Bridgetown (Barbados) and Kingstown (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) on 21 September 2011. Gordon (born March 17, 1959) was ordained a priest in 1991.

His career in the Roman Catholic Church can be considered atypical.[citation needed] He didn't go to seminary at the age of 18. After his father's death he ran the family business. He became involved in the Church through the Living Water Community. Before becoming a priest in 1991 at the age of 32, he had shown his engagement in several projects teaching skills to socially displaced youngsters. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he studied at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) where he got his BA and Master's in Theology. He completed his PhD in London.

He received some awards for his project to bring peace in the Gonzales Community (East Port of Spain) through participation of all the stakeholders (including the gangs and their leaders). He has mediated between communities in conflict, improved the standing of the Church and saved lives.[1] His weekly TV Mass (Trinity Communications Network) reached out to as many as 50,000 people a week.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pride in Gonzales is a team effort of Father Gordon and others who joined forces after gang- related killings in Gonzales caused alarm and fear among residents." Rhondor Dowlat, November 6, 2006, Trinidad & Tobago Newsday. [1]