Beenie Man has found a way to give back to his home community in Waterhouse St Andrew, by using his own money to build a library and church. Even though Beenie Man is a Rastafarian he is still going through with building the church because he grew up by Christian values and principles and has a special place in his heart for Christianity. The icon, whose real name is Anthony Moses Davis made it clear that he is not converting to Christianity.
“Mi love God in every way, and mi will praise him in every name,” Beenie said. “It is not about Christianity, and I’m not trying to baptize. Selassie nuh need fi do that. You see true my mother a Christian and everybody know, but my church is the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.”
The dancehall legend also pointed out that the church is being built in the most violent part of Waterhouse, at Unity Lane off Balcombe Drive. “The only thing left to go on now is the top, but mi did a plan to put a library on the top because it is a community church and the youth dem need something to do,” he continues.
It is believed that the church would’ve been finished, but members of the community stole some of the construction material where it was stored. $2.4 million has already been spent on construction in labor and material, and another $4 million is needed for the completion.