Prominent Tobago-born pastor Apostle Bertril Baird dies

Prominent Tobago-born pastor, Apostle Bertril Baird died Thursday afternoon after a brief illness. Born at Bethel, Apostle Baird recently celebrated 50 years in the Christian ministry.

In August 2011, Apostle Bertril A. Baird celebrated fifty years in the Christian ministry. Born at Bethel, Tobago, 27th March 1944, he became a christian in April 1961 at age 17.

His first mentor and pastor in ministry, and his lifelong friend, was Bishop Joshua Turnel Nelson (1939–2006). In 1963 he entered the West Indies School of Theology (WIST), from which he graduated in 1966 with a Diploma in Theology with Honours.

At WIST he met his wife Jacqueline (née Davis) of Belmont, Trinidad, and they were married on 10th June 1967. He leaves to mourn his wife Jacqueline, two daughters and two grandchildren.

See Also: Home Going Services for Apostle Bertril Baird


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20 thoughts on “Prominent Tobago-born pastor Apostle Bertril Baird dies”

  1. I miss you, Dr. Baird. Thank you for admonishing me to learn the Ten Commandments. It was a moment I will never forget. In a room full of pastors and me (not a pastor), you called us out. “How many of you have committed the Commandments to memory?” you asked. Three hands were raised. I went back to my hotel room on Nassau and memorized them that very night, and again as needed. I know I’m being selfish but I regret losing you, Bishop Nelson and Doctor Monroe and I weep because I did not fully partake of the knowledge you freely gave.

  2. I met Pastor Bertril Baird many years ago as he and Pastor Nelson used to come to Our church Bahamas Faith ministries Pastor Myles MUNROE. He was always such a humble and gentle man of God. My condolences go out to his wife and family. The Word says that He will never leave or forsake you and he is your Jehovah Shalom your Peace. Blessings. Suzanne Smith Nassau Bahamas

  3. Bro’Ken R. Fabre’

    I shall never forget or cease to benefit spiritually from the week I lived in the Baird home during a Faith Revival Ministries Conference in the early 1990s. He and his precious bride Jacqueline were extremely gracious hosts to this then young Army lawyer from the US, seeking to grow in the LORD through the mentoring of Bertril Baird, Turnel Nelson and Myles Munroe for this entire week during the Conference. T’was my very first trip abroad and a divine appointment the LORD set up, assigning these Three Great Fathers to place their fingerprints on my soul. Bertril was my hosts. He introduced me to his farm, with his mangoes trees and cashew trees he enjoyed attending to as I eagerly watched. I can still smell the pleasant sweet fragrance of the LORD’s Presence and his fruit trees as I sit here.

    I can even hear him singing in his home as we arose each morning,… “Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome In This Place…” which filled my spirit and inspired me to write a worship song honoring the person of the Holy Spirit upon my return to Alexandria, Va. one week later, mainly because the deep passionate baritone sound of Bertril’s voice of worship each morning as he privately and personally welcomed Holy Spirit that week I was there, simply would not leave my head, spirit and mind. I still hear him now, just as if it took place again, earlier this very morning.

    I shall forever be grateful to our LORD for all that he was during this life, in and on behalf of the Kingdom of God and the Body of Christ as a whole and worldwide.

  4. Thank you Pastor Baird, you have been an inspiration,blessing and a father of the faith to many.
    When I graduated from the West Indies School of Theology (WIST) 1986.
    I came to you and share the burden I have for loss souls, you encouraged me and you give me a (Tent.)
    many souls were saved under the tent ministry. God bless you for the lives you have impacted for His Kingdom.
    2 Timothy 4: 7 – 8 ‘You have fought a good fight, you have finished your course, you have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for you a Crown of Righteousness,
    Which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, Shall give you at that day and not to you only, but unto all them also who love His appearing”.
    My Condolences to Sis. Baird and the rest of the family and The Faith Revival Ministries family
    God bless You.

  5. I am glad the day i came in contact with this tremendous man of God,Pastor Bertril Baird.
    Because of him ministering the word of God to me, I am serving the Lord today.
    Please accept my Condolences Sis. Baird, children and grand kids. May Lord continue to keep you in His love and care.

  6. We have many teachers …. but few fathers. Sad to see a tried tested and proven FATHER IN THE FAITH depart. His passing though sad, as he will surely be missed, but we sorrow not… but rejoice as he goes to his eternal rewards.
    I will never forget carrying the briefcase of this gentle giant of faith, when he came to teach our bible school class. It has been 15 plus years since i graduated from that bible school. I am a minister now and i will be eternally grateful for meeting Br Baird, having his anointed hands laid on me and my wife, sitting under his insightful teachings and ministry . So many lives he has touched, as only a true FATHER can. MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS WIFE AND FAMILY.
    silent observer.

  7. We thank God for allowing us here in Rwanda to have had His Servant Minister he was a great insipiration ,afather to many he had agreat passion for Africa .We will always remember him and carry within us his legacy .We pray for Mama ,the family and Faith Revival Ministries family .

  8. God bless the day he led me to this man. My life has never been the same. A grounding in God’s word llke no other and a father heart I never knew. For me such an example of God’s love to us.

    • is this debbie smith fromm tiriidad whoo attended frm and who used to work at ttec? i have been trying to cntact you for years plse contact me

  9. You have planted so many seeds, you have fed your flock, you have done what you were sent here to do. Rest in peace Pastor Baird. Condolences to Sister Baird, Deserie, Amo.and the grandkids. May God keep u in His perfect peace.

  10. My love and prayers for strength and comfort to the family and associates of this great Father in the Faith to so many of us. I know that I am not the only one whom he baptized in a river in Tunapuna, so I am sure that there are multitudes who share some measure of the sorrow of his passing. Yet we rejoice that he has gone to his rest and reward. May his name and his legacy of the primacy of the Gospel continue through all of us, as we seek to follow Christ, serving God in Spirit and in Truth.
    Carla “Joy” Thompson

  11. That is a great loss to so many people, but oh so many have gained so much. I loved and valued him very much.

  12. We are all reminded through Rev. Baird’s death, that we are only here, on earth, for a season. Given that the value of the season is related to what we do for and in the kingdom, I rejoice with Rev. Baird in his transition from mortality to immortality. While I have met him on only a few occasions, his passion for the work of the Lord, both evangelistically and governmentally and medically – a wholistic approach, uncommon in his own circles, stood out for a generation. He gave me a good appreciation of the work of William Wilberforce and its relevance to modern-day Christianity and governance. Being a physician, he forced me to consider alternative out-of-the-box approaches to medical care. My sympathy goes to Sis. Baird and the rest of the family. Although, it is a physical and emotional loss to you, it is a time for rejoicing, for a statesman in the kingdom has been called home, having left us an excellent example that we might “follow in His steps”. Be assured that “The best wine is always left for last,” as written by Rev Wiersbe, consoling evangelist Greg Laurie at the loss of his young son. Yes, “Weeping may endure for the night, but joy commeth in the morning.” We all have to get up the next morning and continue the battle for the kingdom. Indeed, “mourning must not prevent sowing, ” as written by a servant of yesteryear. It is indeed a privilege and an honor for me to be able to document these words of sincere appreciation to Rev. Baird. I only wish that I had given him “the roses instead of the wreathes”. Clarence Charles

  13. My condolences Sister Baird, daughters and grandchildren. May God’s strength be with you at this time of loss. I will never forget the “all-nighters” at your home or the powerful leadership of Pastor Baird that today still has a great impact in my life. I will never forget his encouragement to me after meeting up with him after so many, many, many years and the stories he told of his life. Stay strong. You are not alone.

    Pastor Baird and Pastor Nelson have reunited once more.