• Family Heartbeat International
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  • Family Heartbeat International

Board Of Trustees/Directors

Haynesley Griffith

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Born in the picturesque island of Barbados, Reverend Haynesley Griffith is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados based Family Heartbeat International Network Inc., a counselling ministry that seeks to empower families to fulfil their God-given role in the home and in the wider society.


This ordained minister with The Wesleyan Holiness Church and trained counsellor, has a wide range of highly specialised skills, experience, and sound knowledge, which he has acquired and applied in various capacities as Counsellor, Administrator, Teacher, Facilitator, Pastor, Journalist, Communicator, Critical Incident Stress Manager (CISM) and Motivational Speaker.


As a Licensed Professional Pastoral Therapist (LPPT), he brings with him over 25 years experience as a Family Life Counsellor and over 30 years in the pastoral and other ministries where he has gained much success. Reverend Griffith’s training in psychology, crisis management and counselling was acquired from several institutions including Howard University, George Town Wesleyan University, Haggai Institute for Advanced Leadership Training, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and many more.


Reverend Griffith’s leadership and counselling skills have been evident in many organisations. In 1983, he initiated and successfully run the Wesleyan Counselling Centre until 1989, and subsequently established another counselling unit, which he managed until December 1999. He also set up the in-house Stress Management programme for the Barbados Telephone Company Ltd. (BARTEL) and is currently the consultant counsellor for Global Bank of Commerce Ltd. in Antigua.


Rev. Griffith, member of the American Association of Christian Therapists, now administers the very busy Family Heartbeat International Network Inc. counselling facility, and is producer and presenter of a very popular weekly radio programme, (Family Heartbeat Ministries Broadcast), that is aired on several radio stations throughout the Caribbean via the facilities of Caribbean Gospel Network (C.G.N.).


His counselling ministry takes him throughout the Caribbean and beyond, where he conducts family life training, counselling, workshops, seminars and conferences.  He speaks at business places, churches, Para-church organisations, educational institutions and community groups, in various areas of group and individual counselling.


He is the author of the pre-marital counselling manual Securing The Foundation Of Marriage Before Building The Family.


For over two decades, he has worked very closely with young people as a Pastor, in camps, conventions, congresses, small groups, as well as on a one on one basis.  He was awarded in 1996 for his work among the Caribbean Wesleyan Youth.


Rev. Griffith has a very good relationship with Dolores, his wife whom he married on March 03, 1979, and is the father of two married sons, Rollinson and Julian.

He loves meeting people, teaching, road tennis, swimming, walking and cooking. 


Dolores Griffith



Carlos Brathwaite

Executive Chairman

Reverend Carlos Brathwaite is currently the Pastor of Dunamis Outreach Ministries of the Wesleyan Holiness Church and has been a minister for 18 years. His major ministry gifts are teaching, healing and declaration of the prophetic word.


In 2007, Rev. Brathwaithe took 12 prophetic crusades across the island and continues to focus on the salvation of lost men and women for Christ.


Secularly, Bro. Carlos is a trained economist and is currently a Senior Manager at the Barbados National Bank Inc. (BNB)



Keith King

Assistant Executive Chairman

Clayton Springer

Reverend Clayton Springer, is an ordained minister and the senior pastor at Carrington Wesleyan Holiness Church, Welch’s Road St. Michael. He is a certified/ licensed Marriage Officer, a qualified marriage counselor with over thirty years experience and is also a trained Bereavement Counselor.


Rev. Springer is a graduate of the Mona and Cave Hill Campuses of the University of the West Indies, where he was awarded a Certificate in Social Work (Distinction) a Bsc. degree in Social Work (Hons) and a Master of Social Work degree.( Distinction.)


Rev. Springer has also studied Qualitative Research Methodologies at the Western Michigan University, USA, completed a course in Social Gerontology with the University of Malta,  a Course in Rehabilitation of the Blind, at the Caribbean Council for the Blind in Antigua and complete a course with the Inter American Institute  for Social Development , Washington, USA on “Design and Management of Social  Policies and Programs


Rev Springer has conducted Barbados based research on vocational rehabilitation for disabled persons, deportees and the perspectives of returning nationals.  He has also pursued Biblical studies with the Evangelical Teacher Training Association of America.


Rev. Springer is a career public service officer and is the current Director of the National Assistance Board, a statutory entity which offers services for elderly persons.


Rev. Springer has been married to Angela for the past twenty eight and a half years and together they produced two children Laurel a social worker in Toronto, Canada, and Justin an undergraduate at UWI, Cave Hill. Rev. Springer is always excited to join persons in holy matrimony and delights in helping couples make strong marriages work well.



John Arlington Sarjeant

John Sarjeant is currently the assistant pastor of Ellerton Wesleyan Holiness Church and has been in ministry for over five years. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Christian Ministry from the Wesleyan Bible College. His chief ministries are teaching and counseling. Married for 29 years, John and his wife, Havel, have two wonderful children, Dwayne and Jennessa.


John is a trained, qualified and experienced electrician and is currently the small business owner and operations manager of His Glory Enterprises Inc.



Kevin Hunte

Pastor Kevin A. Hunte has been in Pastoral Ministry for the last five years. He is an Attorney-at-Law by profession but in his Pastoral capacity he holds responsibilities for the Youth and Young Adults. He is presently pursing his Bachelors in Bible and Theology.


He is married to Shelley and they have one son Nathan. Together, Pastor Hunte and his wife Shelley have a desire to see the youth of the nation be all that God wants them to be as Youth of the Kingdom. They also have a strong passion for right family living and strong and healthy marriages.



Margaret Blackman

Clinton Belle

Youth Pulse


Last summer was my first encounter with Family Heartbeat International Network. I had become extremely depressed. I had been hospitalized for almos...