Pastor Jude Justin Francis was born and raised in Grenada, West Indies, the Spice Island of the Caribbean.
His pastoral ministry began in 1985. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology, he was assigned to the Caribbean Union Conference’s Evangelistic Team that conducted major evangelistic campaigns on Trinidad & Tobago and Grenada. In 1986 he was employed by the Grenada Conference where he served for nine years, first as a district pastor, and subsequently as Conference Church Ministries Director. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1990. In 1994, Pastor Francis accepted a call to the North Caribbean Conference and served as Senior Pastor and ABC manager on the Island of Montserrat. He served in that capacity for three years upon which he immigrated to Brooklyn, New York and, with his family, became a member of the illustrious Brooklyn Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Pastor Francis’ tenure with the Northeastern Conference began in 2001. He first served as pastor of the Uniondale and Macedonia Churches in Long Island, followed by subsequent assignments to the Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hartford, Connecticut, East New York Seventh-day Adventist Church in Brooklyn, New York, and until recently, South Brooklyn Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He is ably supported in ministry by his family. His wife Carolyn, a native of Antigua, is also an employee of the Northeastern Conference. She has served in various teaching positions in our conference that include K-8 teacher, principal of the Springfield Junior Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts, principal of the Flatbush Seventh-day Adventist School in Brooklyn, New York, and vice principal/guidance counselor of Northeastern Academy, where she currently serves.
The Francis’ have been blessed with three children: Jude (his wife Shenelle and three children: Chloe, Camden, and little prince), Jemica, and Jaycee. Jude is with corporate UPS, Jemica is a licensed esthetician and entrepreneur, Jaycee is a recent graduate from Andrews University and a registered nurse, and Shenelle, fashion design and business.
After thirty-five years of service to God and to church, Pastor Francis is still humbled by the privilege to serve. He believes that he is still here because God is still good.