A Blue Plaque was recently unveiled at Harvest Temple Church in Heath Town in honour of Rev. Dr. Oliver A. Lyseight who was a founding member and First Leader of the New Testament Church of God (UK).Rev. Dr. Lyseight has been recognised by the Wolverhampton Civic & Historical Society for this award for his service to the New Testament Church of God and the Community at large, locally and nationally.

Along with Emma many dignitaries were in attendance including the Jamaican High Commissioner, Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet Assamba, Patrick Vernon OBE, David Bennett Chairman for Black Local History & Cultural Archives Project, representatives of Wolverhampton Civic & Historical Society and leaders of the New Testament Church of God.

Emma said “Reverend Lyseight was the founder of the New Testament Church of God here in Britain and is a key figure amongst the Caribbean and wider community. His work and reputation extend far beyond Wolverhampton.

“When faced with racism, he devoted his efforts to supporting the black community in order that they could practice their faith. The New Testament Church of God stands now with over 107 branches, clearly showing the important legacy of Reverend Lyseight’s work.

“It was an honour and a privilege to join with the local community and the Lyseight family in celebrating the life of this incredible man”.

October 2013