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The Rector
The Reverend Dr. Anthony B. Holder (Father Tony) began his duties as the Third Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Sacrament, Pembroke Pines, Florida, on January 1, 2011. Prior to his becoming the leader of our church, Fr. Tony spent ten years at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, O’Fallon, Illinois. He previously served in Barbados as the Curate of the Parish Church of Christ Church, as Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in St. Philip, and Rector of St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church in St. Michael.

Father Tony was a graphic artist at a publishing company and subsequently an Art Teacher at The Lodge School (high school). He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and Codrington College Theological Seminary. As a priest and rector in the Diocese of Barbados, Fr. Holder served on a number of Elementary School Boards of Management/Directors as a member and as chairman. He was also a Chaplain to schools and a member of the Diocesan Commission on Evangelism.

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JeremyThe Associate to the Rector
The Reverend Jeremy C. Froyen, OSF (Father Jeremy) began his first call at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Sacrament on June 1, 2016. Fr. Jeremy’s ordination to the Diaconate took place on December 10, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Boynton Beach, FL and his ordination to the Priesthood took place here at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Sacrament on June 4, 2016.

Fr. Jeremy is a graduate from The Protestant Episcopal Seminary in Virginia (Virginia Theological Seminary) with his Master of Divinity. During his time in seminary Fr. Jeremy served St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC as their Seminarian in residence. Fr. Jeremy is also a graduate from Florida Atlantic University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in History with a minor in Religious Studies.

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The Assisting Priest
The Reverend Fr. Bernard MacFarren Griffith is a Barbadian national who was trained at Codrington College, Barbados. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in Theology from the University of the West Indies and earned the Use of English prize in 1976. Father Griffith was a secondary school teacher by profession, graduated Teacher’s College in 1970 with distinction in Sociology and Science. He was a Probation Officer and a Welfare Officer, played violin in an orchestra and was an organist at a Catholic Church. He was ordained priest in 1976 and serve in the Diocese of Barbados, mainly as Rector of St. Barnabas Church in St. Michael. He has also preached in the Moravian, Methodist, and Pentecostal Churches.

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Jackie RoweThe Assisting Priest
The Reverend Jacquelyn Gilbert Rowe, ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida in 1998, has recently retired as Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Red Bank, New Jersey. She has also served as rector in the following churches: St. Clement, Belford, N.J., Church of the Good Shepherd, Mobile, Alabama, and St. George’s Episcopal Church, Riviera Beach, Florida. She also served as Executive Director of Christ Episcopal Church Community Center, Toms River, NJ.

Her ordination followed a career in Miami-Dade County Government, where she worked in the Personnel, Fire Rescue, and Community Action Agency (CAA) Departments. At CAA, Mother Jackie served as Head Start Preschool Teacher, Head Start Center Director, and as Curriculum Specialist and Equal Opportunity Officer. A member of the Leadership Miami Class of 1994, she received an award for her work with Haitian immigrants. She was a founding member of the Florida Association of Professional Firefighters, and was awarded for her work in Civil Rights by the National Association of Black Professional Firefighters, the National Association of Black Fire Chiefs, National Association of Equal Opportunity Officers, and the Florida Association for Community Action.

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