Rebekah Ali-Gouveia is a Christian and a proud mother of 4 who has been married for over 11 years. Rebekah obtained her LLb from the University of London in 1999 and was called to the Bar of Trinidad & Tobago in 2006 after completing her legal practice course with distinction at the University of Staffordshire, UK. Prior to becoming an Attorney, she worked for over 10 years in a major company moving up the ladder to function in human resource management and strategic planning. Apart from Law she holds a post graduate certificate in Business Administration from the Heriott-Watt University. Rebekah has also completed several professional development courses which includes Human Capital measurement from Kingston University, Canada, as well as Industrial relations practices locally and employment law in the UK. She has a commitment to education which is demonstrated in her talks as well as in her role as part time lecturer in family law and policy at Oasis University.
Rev. Earl Thames was born in Jones Town in 1936, and then moved with his parents to Richmond Park. He attended the All Saints Infant, Jones Town Primary, Kingston Senior and Wolmer’s Boys Schools.
He gained the Ll.B. Degree in Law from the UWI (Extra Mural Dept.)
He was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship in 1958 and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University where he gained the B.A. degree. He then proceeded to New College, London University and gained the B.D. Degree in Theology. He was ordained to the Christian Ministry in 1964 and has served in many Churches of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. He has had the honour of being the Moderator of the Church on two separate occasions.
He has also served as Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Reformed Churches, and the Caribbean and North America Council for Mission. He has had the privilege of being co-Chairman of the National Prayer Breakfast and is at present the Convener of the Concerned Church Leaders Group comprising almost all the denominations in Jamaica. At present he is the Coordinator of the United Church’s Preliminary Year Ministerial Training Programme, and the Acting Chaplain of the Knox Complex of schools
He is a sportsman and has represented Oxford University in Lawn Tennis and Table Tennis. His other interests are music, drama and elocution.
Andrea Minichiello Williams
Founder and CEO of Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre, Andrea Minichiello Williams is a Barrister who gained eight years’ experience at the Criminal and Family Bar before starting to focus full-time on her current work as a leading analyst, campaigner and spokeswoman on issues of national importance in the moral life of the nation.
At Christian Concern she leads the campaigning and policy work, seeking to restore a Christian voice into Government, law and the media, and to influence the nation with the hope of Christ. At the Christian Legal Centre she runs many of the leading religious discrimination cases in the country as she seeks to defend Christian liberties and freedom of speech in an increasingly secular and hostile society.
Andrea is a wife and mother of four children.
LaBarbera has 28 years of professional media and advocacy experience — ranging from Washington Times reporter to conservative media critic. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1985 with a B.A. in Political Science. He has debated top-level LGBT activists and done over 1,000 media interviews worldwide dealing with “same-sex marriage,” homosexual activism in schools, the LGBT threat to religious freedom, etc. A former editor and cultural analyst for the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America, and one-time Executive Director of Illinois Family Institute, LaBarbera has been published by Human Events, WorldNetDaily.com, The Wanderer and WND’s Whistleblower magazine. Peter LaBarbera, is president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH; www.aftah.org), a Chicago-based organization dedicated to exposing and opposing the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activist movement.