Rev. Kennedy Gebley Sandy was born unto the union of Mr. and Mrs. Jallah B. Sandy in 1963 in a small town called Keita, Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia. The circumstances that led to his naming “Kennedy” are miraculous, as he was affectionately known as “The Miracle Child”.
While pregnant 9(nine) months, few days after the assassination of president John F. Kennedy of the United States of America, his mother encountered the late president in her dream where she invited him to eat with her, but said he was in a hurry and promised to leave with her his suitcase so as to return the next day to live with her.
She woke up that morning crying while expressing deep fears for having encountered a recently assassinated American president in her dream. Her fears were inherent, in that she misinterpreted the dream as a woman who is about to give birth to a dead child.
The fears prompted her husband to invite his pastor for interpretation who said that the dream was welcoming news for the family and the nation, Liberia generally and they were advised to name the child “Kennedy” after the late American president if the child was a boy. The child was astonishingly born with bleeding skull which caused intense worries by his family and well-wishers.
The worries prompted the intervention of President William V.S. Tubman through Madam Mamis Baker, then head of the Liberian market women association who was present upon the birth of the child, even though President Tubman and his father were personal friends.
Upon President Tubman’s invitation the child was taken to him who later said to the child “President Kennedy, welcome to Liberia and May God make you a blessing to this nation”.
He ordered seven (7) soldiers to accompany the child back to Grand Cape Mount County and gave him (the child) $100.00 USD (One hundred United States Dollars).
At the village the soldiers preformed the twenty-one (21) salute ceremony as instructed by President Tubam and the child was finally endorsed as “Kennedy”.
He graduated from the J.J Ross Memorial Institute, Monrovia, Liberia in 1984. Rev. Sandy traveled to the United States of America in 1989 where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Theology (BTH) form the Light Christian College and Master’s Degree in Divinity from the Faith University, then Faith Bible College and seminary.
Being interested in the field of security throughout his life, Rev. Kennedy G. sandy has held many security portfolios over the years in the United States, including the International Bureau Of Investigation (IBI). He served the World Bank, Washington D.C as a private contractor for few years.
As a private security contractor, he also served many federal facilities of the United States including the United States Treasury; the United States records center, the United States Forensic Lab, the United States Science Foundation, the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) andthe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) among other Federal facilities.
Rev. Sandy got his background and training during the 1980s from the St. Peters United Church, Liberia Chapter. In the United States, form the early 1990s, he got deeply involved with the United States Chapter (the mother church), and the St. Peters United Church, Maryland, USA.
Since his involvement with the things of God, Rev. Sandy has been a firm Man of God to the extent where he serves currently as Pastors of the very church, St. Peters United Church and also serves as the General Overseer of all of its branches worldwide, thus immensely impacting positively the lives of many through the grace of God.
HIS PASSION FOR HUMANITY
In 1992 Rev. Kennedy G. Sandy single handedly painted the Liberian embassy in Washington D.C. Since this initiative, his passion for humanity has grown immensely over the years with different kinds of assistance, especially scholarship to various nationalities, including Americans, Tanzanians, Gambians, Ghanaians, Sierra Leoneans and Liberians.
Owing to the cessation of hostilities in 2003 with the coming into force of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Accra, Ghana; and the advent of the National Transitional Government which witnessed a peaceful and democratic transfer of power in 2006, Rev. Sandy has intensified and solidified his assistance to his homeland, Liberia with the establishment of the International Organization for the Advancement of Humanity (IOAH) in 2007, which he serves as the founder and president.
Since then, this organization continues to provide various kinds of assistance to Liberians.
Relative to scholarships, there are close to 25,000 Liberian students at all levels (Elementary, Junior High. Senior High & University) who have and continue to benefit from such initiatives, and many other assistance.
Since November 27, 1993, Rev. Kennedy G. Sandy has been married to an ordained and faithful woman of God, Rev. Mrs. Eugenia V. Sandy. As a humanitarian also, Mrs. Sandy serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the International Organization for the Advancement of Humanity (IOAH).
God has blessed this union with three (3) biological children and few adopted children. Since that time till date, happiness is the most expressed in their lives.