- Barrington H. Brennen
Updated August 2022
Barrington H. Brennen
co-founder and co-president (along with his wife Annick) of Sounds of
Encouragement Association (SOE), a non-profit organization dedicated to the
restoration of life
and helping people
through the mediums of seminars, workshops,
publications, radio, television, and research. Council for Family
Research is a division of SOE.
a marriage and family therapist, counseling psychologist since 1995 (for 27 years).
He also has special training in critical incident/disaster response,
anger management, intimate partner abuse, family violence, anger
management, preparing for marriage. He provides psychotherapy for
individuals, couples, families, teens and young children. He conducts
seminars for families, couples, singles, corporations, schools,
churches, etc. He also provides trauma response for those who have
experienced national disasters, personal trauma, etc.
He is a
active member of the Bahamas Psychological Association (BPA), American
Psychological Association (APA), International Association of Marriage
and Family Counselors, American Counseling Association (ACA),
International Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA),
GoodTherapy, and Member of Bahamas Institute of Behavioral Health (2013
also a Nationally Certified Psychologist, Board
Certified Clinical Psychotherapist, USA; a Certified Prepare/Enrich
Trainer and Counselor; a musician and recording artist (bass baritone
soloist), handy man (he
loves carpentry), a retired
ordained minister of the gospel and Justice of the Peace for the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. He is also a published writer, having
written more than 1000 articles on issues related to family life, social
development and relationships and have published in various magazines
around he world. He is also the founder of
National Friendship Day in The Bahamas and chair of The Bahamas
He holds two graduate degrees
from Andrews University, Michigan, one in Counseling Psychology with
emphasis in marital therapy, and
the other in Religion, He also hold a certificate in Youth Work from
the Commonwealth Secretariat. He has extensive training and experience in
counseling pre-married and married couples, families, and individuals with
personal and social issues. He also has special training and experience in
dealing with intimate partner abuse, family violence, and anger management.
He is a
provider (counseling psychologist/clinician) for a few Employee
Assistance Programs (EPA) around the world providing mental health care
for 23 major institutions in The Bahamas. [
Click here to see more details of qualifications,
experience and training ]
is a lover of music. At age 67 he still plays the organ and piano,
and sing solos. He enjoys listening to easy listening music,
inspirational classical music, opera soloists, southern gospel music,
negro spirituals, hymns, select Black gospel music, light jazz, some
light reggae and calypso.
He prefers to sing traditional religious
songs, spirituals, anthems, great religious works, and light opera.
He has sung all the bass solos for Handel's Messiah, Elijah, and
Seven Last Words of Christ. While a student at West Indies College
(Now Northern Caribbean University), he entered the Jamaica Music
Festival each year for five years and won five gold, five silver and
four bronze medals. He was choose by the Jamaica Music Festival as
the Most Outstanding Male Singer in Jamaica for two consecutive years.
He also won a small music scholarship to receive vocal training by one
of Jamaica world-class opera singer, Joyce Britton who studied at
Juilliard School of Music, New York. He said the training got received
from Joyce Britton was very helpful to his singing career.
to a sample of him singing ]
also was one of the founding members of the Meistersingers in West
Indies College/Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica. He sang
bass in the group. He was usually the key bass soloist each year
for the Feast of Light Christmas Concert. He sang the bass solos
for the cantatas or master pieces.
college in Jamaica, Barrington was asked to sing every year at the
services for ordination of pastors all over Jamaica. He estimated that
over the five years it was at least forty pastors that were ordained.
Over the years the ordinations were held in May Pen, Montego Bay,
Kingston, and Mandeville, Jamaica. He was also asked to be
the official organist for each ordination service.
also a member of the National Choir for the Bahamas Independence
Inauguration on July 9, 1973, held at Fort Charlotte. Between 1968
and 1973, he also participate in The Bahamas Music Festival and won
certificates and trophies each year.
and Organ: From age nine he started learning to play the piano at
George Moxey Studio on Montrose Ave. Then he spent the remaining
years of piano lessons with Eric Russell on King Street. By age
ten and eleven he was a leading pianist and organist at the Grant's Town
Seventh-day Adventist Church, Nassau, The Bahamas. When he
left for college in 1973 he resigned from nine music positions in the
would spend three to four hours a day practice on the piano at home and
six to eight hour practicing on the church organ on Sundays. He
taught himself to play the organ by first observing Haynes Dorsett and
Bernita Deveaux, organists at the church and then other professional
organists. Almost every Sunday he would go to the church
just before midday, and sometimes earlier, to practice on the organ
until church time in the evening (six to eight hours). He would go
to the church dressed for the evening service and his mother would bring
him food to eat before the service or he would take a sandwich to eat
for lunch. One of the ways he practiced was to focus for hours on
developing accuracy in fingering by playing all of the scales and sight
reading. He would sit for hours to play all of the songs in the
hymn book and the entire Handel's Messiah.
student in college, he became one of the première musicians on campus.
He was the official church/chapel organist and was the key pianist for
the opening session for every Week of Spiritual Emphasis twice a year.
He also enjoyed playing the piano at each of the Friday evening Vespers
for the entire time he was in college. He music treat was to
Vespers one hour early to play the piano before the meeting started.
He provided soft, meditative improvisations of hymns and gospel songs.
Students would come early to listen to the relaxing music before the
meeting started. That was the time the budding couples would sit
and talk with each other.
He had a great
pleasure of playing the organ while Mrs. Olive Fletcher was at the
pianist. This was almost every Sabbath (Saturday) for five years.
During the first two years the old harmony organ was three semi tones
lower than the normal pitch. Mrs. Fletcher would prepare the score
for each school three semitones lower for me to play. Soon, he was
able to raise the pitch to match the piano pitch while site reading.
When the college got a new Allen Organ, he really blossomed. There
was no more raising of the pitch three semitones. On Sundays
morning sometimes he would go to practice the organ and often needed to
play it loudly that it could be hear echoing across the campus valley
Flesh Trumpet [ Click on the photo to listen to a sample of the
Human Trumpet ] : Around the age of twelve or thirteen,
Barrington discovered a unique talent he had. It was using his
lips and vocal cords to play the the sound of the trumpet. He
became very popular playing the "Flesh Horn" as he called it. He
played for churches, concerts, and secular occasions. He remembers
being inspired to do this from a very inspirational man called "Uncle
Fred." Uncle Fred, or Fred Scavella, the father of Pastor
Neville Scavella, was very good in playing the trumpet with is mouth.
As a little child, Barrington remembers him coming to their home
bringing fresh produce from his farm. He could heard from a
distance coming down the street blowing his trumpet. It was
beautiful, loud and clear. [
became very versatile with his "trumpet". While a student at WIC/NCU
Jamaica, he became very popular around the island. People came
from far just to hear him play the "flesh morn" in concerts on campus.
Thus, when he created in only music album. "City Called Heaven" in 1996
while living in Michigan, USA, he played his signature trumpet song,
Voices Quartet and Radiant Singers: Barrington's great love
for singing pushed him to organize, with his friends, two singing
groups. First, The Kings Voices Quartet, then The Radiant Singers.
Around 1965, at age eleven the Kings Voices was born consisting of
Anthony Roach, second tenor; Elliston Rahming, baritone; Perry Decosta,
first tenor; and Barrington Brennen, bass. In 1971, Elliston
Rahming left for college and Anthony Curtis took his place. The
quartet became very popular on the island of New Providence. The
quartet specialized in singing songs from their mentor group, The Kings
Heralds. The had well attended annual concerts each year at the
Guy Funkel Auditorium, Madeira Street, or the auditorium at Government
High School, now the University of the Bahamas Performing Arts Center.
When Barrington left for college in September 1973, the quarter stopped
singing. Over the next many years, they would get together to sing
at special occasions.
That was not
enough. His talent to sing was busting out of his heart. His
passion for four part mixed voices led him to form the Radiant Singers.
It was a mixed vocal group consisting of eight to ten male and female
singers. They became very poplar in churches and
evangelistic meetings in Nassau. They enjoyed singing the music of
Cliff Burrow, Kurt Kaiser, and Andre Crouch, Edwin Hawkins Singers, the
contemporary music at the time.
While at WIC/NCU
(1973 to 1978), Barrington could not resist forming his own singing
group. At the end of 1973 he formed a group using the name Radiant
Singers consisting of eight to ten singers. They also became very
popular singing beautiful music with tight harmony and gracefulness.
They were the first private group to be the main choir to sing on a
Sabbath worship time during the holiday breaks at the college. The
group provided the introit, responses, and specials in the services.
They were wonderful years.
Art and Painting: Barrington enjoyed writing calligraphy.
For two graduations at the college he was hired to write the names
students on the certificates. That was almost 1000 certificates.
He got $1.50 Jamaica for each one.
also enjoyed, even to this day, doing simple craft work and decorations
with is hands. He is gifted in putting colors and shaped together
to create a beautiful message. One of the treats he did at
the college was to decorate the bulletin board each Friday for the
weekend activities. He was used his cursive or calligraphy skills,
artistic imagination to a beautiful, inviting show piece each weekend.
Student would come early to chapel just to view and to read the news.
He also had,
and still has today, a skill for painting large backdrops and signs.
When he first went to WIC/NCU, he noticed that the campus was missing
proper signage for parking and building identification. So
he went to the president with a proposal to provide all signage for the
campus. The president was happy that he was able to do it.
Thus, he allowed him to get all the money and materials he needed to do
the jog, and in addition, he was paid for the painting and erecting of
each sign. The president also arranged for him to use a storage
building that had a little extra room to do the painting. Believe
it or not, Barrington said that on October 5, 1975, he met is wife-to-be
first time while on his way to erect a parking lot sign. He had
the sign across his shoulder and the tools in his hands.
enjoyed painting the large backdrops/banners for all of the Week of
Spiritual Emphasis at the college. It was also another way of
graduating from college in 1978, and working at the South Bahamas
Conference as a pastor, the creativity and artistic talents in
Barrington continued. For several years he painted (on large
pieces of plywood) all of the giant signage for large evangelistic tent
series in Nassau, The Bahamas. When digital capabilities
started, he designed many signs using the software Corel Photo Paint,
for similar series. [ Click on graphic on the right ]
Drama/Acting Club: One of Barrington's unique skill is that of
acting. Truly he has not acted in decades, but it is still in him.
While in college he formed a group called "The Drama Circle" to give
himself and other talented student the opportunity for perform on stage.
They Drama Circle did two major productions and several smaller ones.
The productions often drew large crowds and and much laughter.
These dramas were done without detailed scripts but with major themes,
story lines and onstage creativity. It called for intense
creativity and memorization of the themes and story lines. They
would practice for hours at a time to rivet in the minds what was being
Chauffeur: While a college student, Barrington develop the
unique ability of being a chauffeur for most of the college faculty.
Although there was no pay for this (except hot delicious meals), it was
an exiting opportunity because he was able to visit parts of Jamaica
most students were not able to visit. This is how it worked.
When a faculty family was going on a long day trip or over night trip,
the family would ask Barrington to drive for them. That was when
he developed the skills for managing the finger-tip gears, floor gears,
touch button, left and right hand drives for standard shift and
automatic cars. In 1976, when many faculty member traveled for a
world convention, he had five cars to drive. Barrington says those
opportunities provided him the ability to develop more personal
OVERVIEW OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND POSITIONS
Born November 1954, Nassau,
The Bahamas, to the late Mary and Alfred Brennen
The second child of four
The only son in the family
Married to Annick Valleray
of Martinique on Thursday, July 21, 1977 in Fort-de-France, Martinique
One son-in-law from St
One daughter-in-law from
grandsons and one granddaughter--Malachi, Noah, Zane, Odeliah
Mental Health Positions/Membership in
Psychological Association (BPA)
Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (iAMFC)
Psychological Association (APA)
Counseling Association (ACA)
Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)
of Bahamas Institute of Behavioral Health (2013 to present)
of National Child Protection Council (1997 to present)
Director of Social Development
at Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville Jamaica (1990 to 1992)
Responsible for planning and conducting wholesome social and
recreational activities for the student body and faculty. Also
responsible for providing counseling for students.
Director of Psychoeducation
(A treatment program for abusive individuals) at Safe Shelter Inc,
Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA. (1993-1996). Coordinated and facilitated
five group therapy groups weekly with total clientele of over 600 men
and 50 women. Domestic Violence Consultant for a leading law firm in
Benton Harbor. Assisted in training police officers in domestic
School Counselor for Bahamas Academy
(1996 to 2001)
Certificate in Youth Work
from the Commonwealth Secretariat (1981)
Director of Adventist Counseling Services
(Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists). Providing professional
psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families in the Adventist
Church in The Bahamas (2000 to 2009)
Chairperson for the Ministry of Education Health
and Family Life Advisory Council
Consultant and Board Member for Polly’s Place
(Headquarters in Washington, USA). A ministry providing safe shelter,
counseling, and education for victims of abuse and abusers.
Consultant in Marriage and Family Therapy
(1995 to present)
Nationally Certified Psychologist
in the United States. National Association Masters in Psychology
Certified Clinical Psychotherapist (BCCP) in the United States.
Counseling Psychology from Andrews University, Michigan and MA in
He is also
served as a member of the national committee:
Behavioral Science Institute
Chairperson for The Bahamas Friendship Council
National Child Protection Council (Bahamas)
Suicide Commission Bahamas
Some of the Professional Workshops and/or
Seminars I have Attended
For my continual growth and
Addiction as an Attachment Disorder by American Psychological
Association, June 24, 2022
Clients with Survivor’s Guilt Seminar by Professional Development
Institute of Work Place Options. June 9, 2022
Capacity and Undue Influence: An Expanding Role for Mental Health
08/27/2021 by David Liebert, EdD, LMHC - Good Therapy.org
Loss and Grief: Modern Theory and Tools for Intervention
07/30/2021 by Tami Micsky, DSW, LSW - Good Therapy.org
Social Justice as a Counseling Concern
07/23/2021 by Lisa Xochitl Vallejos, PhD, LPC - Good Therapy.org
ADHD Treatment and Symptom Management
05/28/2021 by Leo D. DeBroeck, MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP - Good
Testing Basics: How Neuropsychological Assessment Can Help Therapy
04/09/2021 by Jeremy Sharp, PhD - Good Therapy.org
CBT Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment of DSM-5
09/29/2020 by Jon Sperry, PhD, LMHC, LCSW, NCC - Good Therapy.org
Sociocultural Identities, Intersectionality, and The Therapeutic
Relationship - Webinar by Workplace Options Professional Development
Institute, March 10, 2021
Challenges of a Transgender
Development Institute by WorkPlace Options, Oct 14, 2020
The Cost of Caring:
Vicarious Trauma and Mental Health Professionals
presented by Rebecca
Kase, LCSW, RYT. Good Therapy. September 10, 2020
Working Through Toxic
Relationships With a Parent
Conducted by Brooke
McMillan for Workplace Options Professional Development
Institute on September 10, 2020
"How PTSD Takes Hold
of the Brain: The Neuroscience Behind Cause and Treatment",
Presented by Dr. Janene M.
Donarski. April 3, 2020
Intervention for Shame and Abandonment Trauma"
Susan Anderson, LCSW on January 24, 2020
Clients in Difficult Relationships
2020, by Keith Wilson, LMHC
Treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)
Dec 6 2019 by Megan MacCutcheon, LPC, PMH-C
Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
2019, by Lisa Firestone, PhD
Helping Clients in
Recovery Achieve Emotional Sobriety
July 12, 2019,
by Allen Berger, PhD
Cognitive Therapy for Women’s Sexual Health Concerns
June 21, 2019
by Lori A. Brotto, PhD, R Psych
Making Strategies for Conflicting Values in Therapy
October 15, 2010 by Stephanie F. Dailey, EdD
Trauma Clients Open Up in Therapy
2019 by Robert T. Muller, PhD, CPsych
Suicide Prevention in
Clinical Practice: Saving Lives and Bringing Hope
2019, by Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman, PhD
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Families
2018 by Judith Cohen, MD
The Application of Positive Psychology in Clinical Settings
June 20, 2014, Tayyab
Rashid, PhD, CPsych
Core Competencies in
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Becoming an Effective and Competent
May 16, 2014 Cory F.
Resolving Conflict and Repairing
December 6, 2013 by Cedar
Barstow, MEd, CHT
Treating Mood Disorders,
Anxiety, and ADD without Medication: Is It Possible? Treating Mood
Disorders, Anxiety, and ADD without Medication: Is It Possible?
October 25, 2013 by Robert J. Hedaya, MD, ABPN, DFAPA
Best Practices for
Successful Legal and Ethical Online Counseling and Coaching
September 14, 2012
by Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
How to Maintain a
Responsible and Ethical Online Presence as a Mental Health Practitioner
August 3, 2012 by
DeeAnna Merz Nagel, LPC, DCC
Therapy: Recognizing and Healing Attachment Distress in Couples Work
July 20, 2012 by
Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD
Working with Transgender
Clients: A Person-Centered and Narrative Therapy Model
April 6, 2012 by
Damon M. Constantinides, PhD, LSW
Digital Ethics and Social Networking in
Psychotherapy and Counseling
March 11th, 2011 by Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
Neuroplasticity and Brain Based Interventions in
Therapy: Calming The Caveman To Manage The Thinker
August 5th, 2011 by Lynne Kenney, Psy.D.
Relational Systems, Boundaries, Emotional Space,
July 29th, 2011 by Daniel A. Bochner, Ph.D
Change the Metaphor, Change the Self: An
Introduction to Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and MetaphorTherapy
July 15th, 2011 by Gina Campbell, M.Ed., CAPF, CCF
Understanding and Treating Distorted Body Image
April 29th, 2011 by Scott M. Granet, LCSW
The New Rules of Marriage
March 18th, 2011 by Terry Real, LICSW
Authentic, Empathy-Based Marketing for Therapists:
Methods for Growing and Communicating about Your Practice
February 18th, 2011 by Noah Rubinstein, LMFT, Founder and CEO
Mindsight in Action: How to Create a Healthy Mind
February 4th, 2011 by Daniel J. Siegel, MD
An Overview of Attachment Wounds: Defining and
Addressing Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent and Disorganized Styles
October 29th, 2010 by Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.
A Thriving Practice in Any Economy: Enjoy a
Fee-For-Service Psychotherapy Practice Outside Managed Care
July 9th, 2010 by Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
The Dangers of Psychotherapy: Hope, Hopelessness and Healing
April 9th, 2010 by Daniel Gottlieb, Ph.D.
Bad to the Bone: Can Our Genes Make Us Act Badly?
August 21st, 2009 by Barbara Oakley, Ph.D.
Compassionate Nonviolent Communication
August 7th, 2009 by Rachelle Lamb
Addictions, Compulsions, & Self-Sabotage: A
Multi-level Approach to Trauma's Legacy
November 7th, 2008 by Dusty Miller, Ed.D.
Psychological Resources Personal Experience and
May 16th, 2008 by Stephen R. Lankton, LCSW, DAHB,
An Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy
January 18th, 2008 by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., LMFT
Town Seventh-day Adventist Church Pianist and Organist 1965 to 1973
Founder and director of the "Radiant Singers", a mixed singing youth
group 1968 to 1978 (Nassau and Jamaica)
member of the young male quartet, "The Kings Voices" 1965 to 1973
Caribbean University Church Organist 1973 to 1978
and Member of Radiant Singers (Musical Group) 1969 to 1973, 1975 to 1977
and member of Kings Voices Quartet 1965 to 1973
The Meistersingers (NCU) 1973 to 1978
Standing Bass Singer in Jamaica 1974 and 1976
in Bahamas Music Festival 1970 and 1972
medals, 5 silver medals, four bronze medals in Jamaica Music Festival
1973 to 1978
Director for the Cassopolis Methodist Church, Cassopolis, Michigan, USA
1994 to 1996
Person for the Music Standards Committee for the Bahamas Conference 2004
concerts in The Bahamas, Jamaica, Michigan, New York, France, and St
Director for the South Bahamas Conference 1986-1990, 1998-2008
Have conducted and continue to
conduct the following seminars and more
Anger Management Seminars
Child Abuse Prevention Seminars
Cooking and Nutrition Seminars
Domestic Violence and Intimate
Partner Abuse Seminar
Effective Communication Seminars
Effective Retirement Seminars
Ending Gender Violence Against Women
Engagement or Preparing for Marriage
Family Finance Seminars
Homosexual Recovery Seminars
Men Making a Difference
Roles in Marriage Seminars
Sexual Abstinence Seminars
Sexual Fidelity Seminars
Sexual Purity Seminars
Single Adults Seminars
Stress Management Seminars
The Boy Child
Barrington Brennen is currently a full-time marriage and family
therapist. He has been practicing as a mental health professional since 1995.
Since November 2019 has been full-time.
conducted seminars for many different denominations and business (including Adventist,
Catholic, Baptist, Church of God, Anglican, Methodist, Church of God of
Prophecy, Assemblies of God) and many leading corporations, private
firms, and businesses, such as The Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Princes Margaret Hospital, Scotia Bank, etc. He has conducted seminars overseas in
Puerto Rico, St Martin, Jamaica, Michigan, Florida, England, and locally in
end of November 2019 Barrington Brennen transitioned from full-time
pastoral work with the Adventist Church to full-time clinician--marriage
and family therapist and counseling psychologist--full private practice.
He has been serving as pastor
since June 12, 1978 and has served in New Providence, Exuma & Long Island,
San Salvador, and Crooked Island (Bahamas). In 1990-1992 he and his wife
were called to serve at Northern Caribbean University where he served as the
first Director of Social Development and the Associate Pastor of the College
Church. Annick (his wife) served as executive secretary to the president and
then a teacher in the Office Administration Department. . In 1993-1996 he
worked as the Director of Psycho-Education, a treatment program for abusive
Individuals at Safe Shelter Inc., in Benton Harbor Michigan. He helped more
than 600 men and women with control and anger issues. Barrington also served
as the Bahamas Academy School Guidance Counselor for four years (1996-2000).
Update November 24, 2019
on photos to enlarge.
The Grand Children
Annick and Barrington
Residents of Nassau, Bahamas
Daughter and Husband
Marguerite and Leslie Samuel
Residents of Brandon,
Dana and Gerard
Gerard & Dana
Gerard & Dana
Marguerite & Leslie
Marguerite & Leslie
happily married to Annick M. Valleray of Martinique. Barrington and
Annick Brennen have been since Thursday, July 21, 1977, at 5:30 P.M. in Fort
de France, Martinique and honeymoon in Haiti and have two wonderful adult
children and three grandchildren.
earned a MA in Educational Administration
and Supervision (AU), and a BSc in Business and Administration (NCU). She
is a gender equality advocate. She is a native of Martinique. Annick is a retired educational administrator, an education
and research consultant.
Samuel is a fulltime domestic engineer and co-founder of Journey
musical group. She
is currently residing in Brandon, Florida, USA, with her husband and son. She has a MA in Choral Conducting and
Andrews University and Bachelor in Music Education, with secondary
certification, from Andrews University, Michigan.
Samuel is the self-employed professional blogger, podcaster, coach and video graphics designer and
developer of Interactive
Biology website. He served as assistant professor of
physical therapy and the
Foundation Science Coordinator in the
Physical Therapy Department of Andrews University (July 2011 to July 2014).
Gerard Brennen is a professional trainer in
Portland, Oregon, USA. He also served of
Physical Education Teacher
at Lyford Cay International School, Lyford Cay, New Providence, The
Bahamas for five years.
in Health and Human Performance with Emphasis in Business Sport, and a
Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist. A 2007 graduate of Union College,
Brennen, is the wife of Gerard. She is
a trained marketing specialist and has training in early
childhood specialist and a She has a BA in Early Childhood Education and MA
in Marketing. She is self employed in digital marketing in
Portland, Oregon, USA
his wife Annick are cofounders of Sounds of Encouragement Association. It is
an association providing seminars, workshops, and counseling for families today.
It also includes a radio ministry.
Brennen is known as an accomplished bass soloist. He began singing and
playing the piano from the age of eleven. His first piano instructors were
Mr. George Moxey and Mr. Eric Russell. During his early years of singing,
Barrington formed a quartet known as the King's Voices that became very
popular all over the island of New Providence
The quartet consisted of Anthony
Roach, Elliston Rahming, Perry Decosta, and Barrington Brennen. Later, when
Elliston went away to school, Anthony Curtis joined the group. In 1973,
Barrington went to Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica, to study
for to become a minister of the gospel. While there he joined the Meistersingers (premiere
singing group in Jamaica) and performed all over the island of Jamaica. He
won numerous gold and silver medals in the Jamaica Music Festival and was
chosen as the Most Outstanding Male Singer in Jamaica for two consecutive
years. He received extensive vocal coaching and training from outstanding
musicians, including Jamaican famous opera singer Joyce Britton. Barrington
Brennen has performed in The Bahamas, Jamaica, Martinique, France, and the
United States. He also plays the piano and organ. He was the church
organist at the Grant's Town Church, Nassau, from the age of twelve until he
went to college at age eighteen.
hobbies are making and maintaining web pages, cooking, baking bread,
singing, playing the organ and piano, surfing the internet, making new
friends, and just having lots of fun.
Ministerial Intern at the Englerston Seventh-day Adventist Church (1978
Pastor for Exuma and Longs, Crooked Island (1980 to 1985)
of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries for Bahamas Conference 1984 to 1990 & 2006 to
Pastor of Berea, Philadelphia, Maranatha,
Seventh-day Adventist Churches (consecutively 1985 to 1990)
Associate Pastor Northern Caribbean University
Church, Mandeville, Jamaica (1990 to 1992)
Social Development at Northern Caribbean University 1990 to 1992
Johnson Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1996 to 2000
Director of Family Ministries Bahamas Conference 2001 to 2003
of Family Ministries 2003 to 2008
of Communication 2005
Englerston Seventh-day Adventist Church 2003 to 2006
Supervisor for Haitian District of Churches (three churches) 2007
Message of Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church January 2011 to December
the Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church January 1, 2009 to Dec
Living Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church Jan 26, 2008 to January 19,
of the Grant's Town Seventh-day Adventist Church January 24, 2015 to
Director of Communication Responsible for Internet Ministries 2001 to
Conference Committee 2005 to 2008
Person for the Marriage Standards Committee (Formally Called Marriage
and Divorce Committee) 2004 to 2008
Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church January 26, 2013 to January 24,
of the Grant's Town Seventh-day Adventist Church January 31, 2015 to
February 27, 2016
Assistant to the President of the South Bahamas Conference of
Seventh-day Adventists with direct responsibilities for
Communication Department. February 28, 2016 to 2018.
in the Communication Department of the South Bahamas Conference.
Webmaster and other . . . 2018 to November 2019
Retired from full-time ministry on November 29, 2019
Remains a full-time marriage and family therapist.
Brennen can be contacted at:
242-327 1980 home, P.O. Box
CB-11045, Nassau, Bahamas, email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org or 242-327 1980 / 242-477-4002