Astor Carlyle hails from the cool hills of Mount Olivet, Manchester, where under the nurturing and discerning guidance of the leaders at the Mount Olivet United Church, he candidated for ordained Pastoral ministry within the United Church in Jamaica and The Cayman Islands.
The Knox Complex of Schools, in Clarendon, provided the base for his educational development.
A graduate of the United Theological College of the West Indies [UTCWI], and The University of the West Indies , he holds a BA in Theology and a Diploma in Ministerial Formation.
Rev. Carlyle, since graduating from UTCWI in 2000, served the Greendale Charge of United Churches in St. Catherine for 9 years, and assumed Pastoral responsibilities for the Webster Memorial United Church in January of 2010. He is noted for his gifts in Preaching, Bible Studies, and faithful care of his parishioners.
He has a keen passion for Church renewal and community transformation, and has been widely engaged in overseas programmes with Council for World Mission.
Rev. Carlyle is currently enrolled as a Masters Student at the International University of the Caribbean where the focus of his studies is Transformational Leadership.
Rev. Carlyle has been married to Keisha and they bask in the joy of parenting Abigail, their daughter, and Khaeron, their son.