The accolades are numerous - from parish priest, to teacher and now incoming Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Reverend Charles Morris is no stranger to service.
The outspoken Anglican cleric and teacher was among the new heads of overseas missions recently announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott.
He replaces Alphea Wiggins - who was sworn in as an independent senator on Saturday.
Family, friends and well-wishers gathered for a thanksgiving service at the St Peter Parish Church in honour of Reverend Morris and former sexton Peter Bowen.
President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union Mary Ann Redman was among those congratulating the BSTU's first vice president.
Ms Redman says despite his diplomatic post, Reverend Morris will fondly be remembered by the union by his nick name, Pick-a-Noise.
And the man of the moment, Reverend Morris says he came from humble beginnings to reach the current stage in his life.
Reverend Morris extended thanks to all those who stood by him and believed in him throughout his career.
He noted that before his diplomatic posting, his greatest achievement was serving on the BSTU.