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Vernon Carrington (November 1, 1936 – March 22, 2005) founded the Twelve Tribes of Israel branch of the Rastafari movement in 1968. To his many followers across Jamaica and the world he was known as the Prophet Gad. Members of the Twelve Tribes of Israel view Carrington as a prophet who began the repatriation of Rastafari to Africa, the homeland. He was a member of The Ethiopian World Federation, founded by Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. Carrington's branch (charter 15) became The Twelve Tribes Of Israel, setting up at 83 Hope Road, Jamaica. Prophet Gad taught members of The Twelve Tribes Of Israel to read their bible a chapter a day and acknowledge and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour.
Vernon Carrington also played in a jam band back home. The band was called "The Twelve Vibes of Israel". It was reported that his band would practice for days at a time. With soothsayer lyrics and Rastafarian rhythm, his band climbed the charts worldwide.
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