Bishop Dr. Hamilton Whitfield Taitt was born on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean on November 6, 1940. He was the last child of four children, of Prince Albert and Winifred Ismay Taitt. He spent his formative years in St. Joseph, Barbados. For a few years he taught elementary school, before he was called to the Ministry. Bishop Taitt pastored several churches in the Wesleyan Holiness Church and was the District Superintendent of 46 churches in the Caribbean.
Bishop Taitt migrated with his family to Miami, Florida in the late 1980s. He worked as a Mental Health Technician and Chaplain with Jackson Memorial Hospital, and pastored the Beulah Pilgrim Holiness Church in North Miami. In 1998, he pioneered Faith & Life Fellowship Ministries in Hollywood, Florida, where he was Pastor and later installed as Bishop. Bishop Taitt and the missionary team provided ministerial training in Ghana, Africa to 167 ministers and church leaders, ordaining 99 into ministry. He also established churches in Ghana.
Bishop Taitt held multiple degrees, including:
• Doctorate in Theology (Th.D) - Covington Theological Seminary,
• Masters in Sacred Theology (STM) - Yale University,
• Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Economics, and Sociology (BA) - University of West Indies,
• Bachelor of Arts in Theology ((BA) Honors) - University of the West Indies/Codrington College, and
• Diploma in Christian Theology - Caribbean Wesleyan College.
He published his first book in 1993 entitled Christ is Coming, and authored another book, Look Up, which will be released in early 2019. Bishop Taitt was well-known to quote "God first, Family second, and Ministry third". He lived a humble, anointed, and devoted life that reflected Jesus, and went to be with the LORD on December 8, 2018.
Bishop Taitt is survived by his wife, Lady Ethelence Taitt; children, Laurel Taitt-Robinson, Monefe Young, Bonita Taitt, Prince Taitt and (nephew) Steve Gardner; grandchildren, Jazmin Gardner, Jaden Young, Kadyn Young, Aiyana Gray, Anthony Taitt, Dylan Gardner, Dustyn Gardner, and Jonathan Gardner; siblings, Prince Taitt and Hazel Lewis; in-Laws, Terrence Davis, Austin Lewis, and Tracelyn Peter; Sons/Daughters-in-Law, Carol Gardner, Garfield Young, Stephanie Taitt, and Dwight Robinson; nieces and nephews, Carolyn Davis, Jacqui Davis, Donna Brown, Sabrina Harris, Glenn Taitt, Michelle Lewis, Judith Lewis, Harriette Gardner, Oslyn Gardner, Zola Martin, and many other nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and loved ones (Byers, Walkers, Taitts, Francis, Rigbys, Josephs, Howards, etc.)
Bishop Dr. Hamilton Taitt is loved and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that you make a donation to the Faith & Life Fellowship Ministries Building Fund, in honor of fulfilling the vision of Bishop Taitt. Donations can be made through http://FLFM.org and/or http://gf.me/u/kaywxd
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I have very fond memories of Bishop Taitt. He was the District Superintendent who approached me to accept the my first pastorate in the Wesleyan Holiness Church in Barbados. He was loved by many of those with whom he came into contact with. He was a visionary leader who led the way in making the District indigenous. As a person he was deeply committed to the work of the ministry all over the world. His was a life well lived.My life is richer from my relationship with the Bishop.
My wife Usha and myself sends our deepest condolences to the family.
Dr. Paul Watson
To the Taitt Family,
There are no perfect words during a time of bereavement, so we send our condolences and we will uplift your family in our prayers.
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My deepest sympathies to the Taitt family on the passing of their patriarch who I had the honor of meeting and getting to know in 2000 when I attended Faith and Life, while pursuing studies at FIU. Bishop Taitt and his family provided a family away from home and spiritual guidance during my time at FIU. I remember him taking the time to attend my graduation in 2003, which spoke of the depth of his support as a Pastor and a kind human being. I know that His family will miss him dearly but I pray that the God whom we trust will comfort and strengthen you as you continue your journey of life. Bishop Taitt is at peace and with his father. May His soul Rest In Peace!
To the Taitt family
May the Lord gave strength in this time of bereavement
He promised that he will never leave us nor forsake us, as long as we hold to his unchanging hand. Bishop Taitt has gone on to be with the Lord and some day we will be him again in the sweet by and by
Bishop Taitt will be miss but not forgotten
May he rest in peace
The Moore's family
At the tender age if 28 Bishop Taitt blessed me as a Baby at the Proute Wesleyan Holliness Church. His lovey wife taught me History at Roebuck Secondary School. I am proud to know he was a part of my life. Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.
We will miss you greatly. We shall endeavour to continue the legacy you left
~~ Bishop & Deborah Bossman, Accra, Ghana.
If I were asked to sum up how I feel about you in one word, it would be 'PROUD'. I am so very proud of all you've accomplished. Your brilliance (a family trait) is unquestionable.
I have always, and will continue to, have a sense of pride in knowing you're my uncle. Your character- one of dignity and honor- is one source of this pride.
Your strong, firm, yet reassuring voice, coupled with your hearty laugh, is etched in my mind, even from childhood.
I endeavour to live my life in such a way, that you are equally as proud of me.
You will remain, forever dear in my heart !
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