Pray for: Jamaica

Flag for Jamaica

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Caribbean
Capital: Kingston
Population: 2,824,738
% Urban: 56.7 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 23.5 %
Official Language: English; 97% of the population speak Jamaican Creole
Languages: 7
Literacy Rate: 88 %
Life Expectancy: 70.5 yrs (153/236)
HDI Ranking: 110 / 189
% Christian: 82.9 %
% Evangelical: 28 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 82.9 %
People Groups: 10
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Jamaica

Tier: 1

Type: country

Jamaica has a wonderful Christian heritage, with a rich history of sending missionaries. It has the most evangelicals and the best-resourced churches in the Caribbean. The Bible Society (Kingston) provides Bibles to most mini-states of the region with a special vision for young people. Praise God that many foreign workers entrusted leadership to national leaders, and the Jamaican Church became its own. Pray that the 15 Bible schools and seminaries, and the Keswick teaching conferences may be strongholds of biblical theology, godly lifestyle, and mission sending for the Caribbean!

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.