rev jones deserved church’s support

I was heartened to read of the support that Rev Carmel Jones, founder of the Pentecostal Credit Union (PCU), has received from church leaders since he was censured and banned from running a credit union by the Financial Service Authority (FSA).  Rev Jones set up the PCU at a time when Black people found it difficult to get loans and, as a result of his initiative, was able to provide numerous Black church leaders with loans to enable them to buy their own church buildings.  He deserves to be applauded for his pioneering efforts, not vilified.  I hope that Rev Jones finds new avenues to use his many gifts and talents, and the Church finds a ways to celebrate and honour a man who has served the Black Christian community well.

Roger Peters, Surrey

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