A non-profit, registered charity organization whose mission is to engage Jamaicans and other partners across the globe into strategic actions so that Jamaica can experience revival, sustainable development and transformation.
In about 1998 Reinhart Bonnke came to Jamaica and made a charge that Jamaica will be saved. Out
of that charge it birthed within Bruce Fletcher, Chairman of OSJ, a vision of a Jamaica that would be
saved. Bruce Fletcher felt strongly that Jamaica would be saved from within the innercity and that if revival were to happen in Jamaica it would have to happen by local churches working together. The transformation would happen if Jamaicans took up the responsibility and invited others to come to serve.
Bruce Fletcher was joined by his wife Patricia Fletcher, Dr. Alison Nicholson, Broderick Bowes, and
then later with Richard and Charmaine DeLisser and Harry and Rosamund Walcott in starting
Operation Save Jamaica. The founding members altogether shared the burden that Jamaica could be changed and that the Kingdom of God must have a way to impact the nation.
They all shared a burden for inner-city communities and that was where OSJ started its work, in Trench Town, Kingston. Operation Save Jamaica (OSJ) was officially registered in 1999.
To bring about significant and sustainable social, economic and spiritual transformation to our nation Jamaica.
To facilitate the strategic engagement of Jamaicans and other sympathetic people from all across the globe to make the vision of OSJ a reality.
What We Believe
- We believe that for our nation to be transformed our inner city communities must to be transformed.
- We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ has the ability to bring about lasting change in people’s lives and have a positive impact on the values of a nation.
- We believe that the Christian community, including churches and para-chruch
organizations, should play a major role in the process of spirtual and social
transformation in our nation.
- We believe that for our nation to be one of peace where good will is shown to all men,
our leaders must set an example of integrity and honesty and demonstrate that it is their duty to serve all of our citizens regardless of political affiliation.
- We believe that it is not only the duty of the politicians and other leaders to bring about change in Jamaica, but every single Jamaican shares that responsibility.
The OSJ Approach
We believe that significant and sustainable change can only come through partnership.
- Where there are existing ministries which are achieving the goals of OSJ, we will support and work with those organizations to fulfil their objectives.
- Where ministries are absent but vital to the achieving of OSJ’s vision, we will act as a
catalyst in the creation and development of those ministries.
- To work with the Government of Jamaica and its agencies in bringing about change.
- To strategically engage individuals and organizations that are sympathetic to the needs
in Jamaica so that resources and expertise can be harnessed and channeled to
organizations at work here in Jamaica.
- To provide a transparent and credible channel for individuals and organizations to be
informed about and to participate in efforts that will bring about sustainable change in Jamaica.
- We believe that the government of Jamaica has a responsibility to the nation and that the citizens of Jamaica have the responsibility to hold the government accountable.
The Branches of OSJ and Their Mandates
Street Pastors Jamaica
Mobilizes the church to be on the streets, connecting, listening, helping, comforting and caring for those in cities and communities.