Missionaries to Turks & Caicos Islands

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." -- Mark 16:15
Pray for: The HARRIS Family

  The Harris
Arthur,       Jason,       Cheryl,       Emily

About Turks & Caicos Islands*   

Map of Turks & Caicos
  • Background:

    The islands were part of the UK's Jamaican colony until 1962, when they assumed the status of a separate crown colony upon Jamaica's independence. The governor of The Bahamas oversaw affairs from 1965 to 1973. With Bahamian independence, the islands received a separate governor in 1973. Although independence was agreed upon for 1982, the policy was reversed and the islands remain a British overseas territory.

  • Location:

    Caribbean, two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas, north of Haiti.

  • Natural Resources:

    spiny lobster, conch

  • Natural Hazards:

    Frequent hurricanes.

  • Area - comparative:

    2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

  • Government Type & Capital:

    NA — Grand Turk

  • Independence:

    None (overseas territory of the UK).

  • Population:

    21,152 (July 2006 est.)

  • Ethnic groups:

    black 90%, mixed, European, or North American 10%

  • Religions:

    Baptist 40%, Anglican 18%, Methodist 16%, Church of God 12%, other 14% (1990).

  • Disputes - International:

    Have received Haitians fleeing economic and civil disorder.

* Based on CIA-The World Factbook