Violet Mosses Brown, a church-loving Baptist from Duanvale in Trelawny, Jamaica, became the world’s new oldest person on Saturday and is likely the oldest living Christian too. Brown, who turned 117 on March 10, assumed her new title after the death of Emma Morano, of Italy, also 117, on Saturday. For more than 100 years she has faithfully lived her life as a Christian. According to the Violet Moss Foundation,

Brown was baptized at age 13 at the Trittonville Baptist Church in Duanvale and raised in the Christian faith. She constantly explains that living by God’s Word has been the secret to her longevity stating that it is the result of “my faith in serving God, and believing strongly in the teaching of the Bible.” Brown, who is affectionately known as “Aunt V,” is especially fond of Exodus 20:12 which says: “Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” READ MORE