About Barrington & Annick Brennen
"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our
lives as well, because you had become so dear to us."
1 Thessalonians 2:8
"Gender equality means
that males and females on planet earth have equal voice, vote,
authority, decision-making power, opportunity, self-governance, and
protection under the law. This is intrinsic equality."
"Gender equality has
nothing to do with bodily function or anatomical differences. It all
about the equal value of human beings."
"Gender quality does not
force or require gender roles. It frees one to make his or her
own choice about roles."
Gender equality is a
Creation design and a post-Calvary mandate."
The Brennen's Marriage
Barrington H. Brennen
is co-founder and co-president (along with his wife Annick) of Sounds of
Encouragement Association (SOE) and Council for Family Research (CFR, a non-profit organization dedicated to
the restoration of life and helping people smile again through the mediums of seminars, workshops,
publications, radio, television, and research. He is also the
founding chairperson for The Bahamas Friendship Council which organizes
National Friendship Day which is held on the fourth Wednesday in November each year.
is a marriage and family
therapist, counseling psychologist (for 22 years), nationally certified psychologist,
board certified clinical psychotherapist (USA); Justice of the
Peace for the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, marriage officer for The Bahamas, an ordained minister of
the gospel, musician, writer, armature graphic artist, inspirational
speaker, husband of one wife for 40
years (July 21, 1977), father of two adult children, father-in-law, grandfather
and a lover of people. . . More
Barrington's Complete Bio
Annick M. Brennen
is a co-president of Sounds of Encouragement Association. She is a
retired educational administrator, an education consultant, and freelance
"Gender equality means that under
God and the law both male and female have equal voice, vote, authority,
opportunity and protection.""
"Gender quality does not
force or require gender roles.
It frees one to make his or her
own choice about roles."
"Gender equality is a
Creation design and
a post-Calvary mandate."
"Women do not want men to lead
They want men to lead with
Quotes by Barrington H. Brennen
Sounds of Encouragement Counseling and Media Association
was established in 1984,
first with a radio program called Sounds of Encouragement (SOE). SOE was designed to reach the lonely, depressed, and those who
just could not sleep at nights. It was aired on
Radio Bahamas, ZNS 1 & 2 Nassau, Bahamas for eight years. It stopped airing when I
moved to Jamaica to work at Northern Caribbean University. It
is currently being aired on WORD SBC 88.3 FM Nassau, The Bahamas.
In addition to
appearing on many other radio and television programs upon invitation, he
counsels couples and individuals and families, and conducts seminars on family violence, marriage enrichment, sexuality,
parenting, pre-marriage education, stress, child abuse, etc.
A division of SOE is Council
for Family Research a research organization with the intent of
"Discovering the Hidden Truth" about family life, marriage, pre-marriage
relationships, social issues, etc.
Barrington and Annick Brennen are
co-presidents for SOE. Barrington is a marriage and family therapist,
counseling psychologist, nationally certified psychologist, and certified Prepare Enrich
trainer and counselor and an ordained minister of the gospel.
native of Fort-de-France, Martinique,
Annick was born the
fifth of seven children of the late Gerard E. Valleray and Marguerite T. Faure
Valleray. Annick M. Brennen is a retired educational administrator, an
education consultant, freelance rapporteur, and designer, and the proprietor
Annick's Unique Creations, custom window treatments & decor for every budget.
(This section was updated on March 28, 2016) Annick and Barrington got married on Thursday, July
21, 1977 and have two young adults:
She has her MA in Choral Conducting and a BA in Music Education. She is
one of the founders of Journey Ministries. Michigan, USA. Currently she is
a say-at-home mom living with her husband, Leslie and their son, Noah, and
daughter, Odelia, in
2007 graduate of Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska (B.A. in
Health and Human Performance with emphasis in business sports. Gerard is a
Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He manages a
recreational center in Ogallalah, Nebraska, USA. His goal is to
obtain a PhD in exercise science and specialize in cardio recovery and research. They
have two sons--Malachi and Alexander
Brennen (1996 to 2006)
a wonderful member of the Brennen family.
He lived in the home helping us to sleep peacefully
each nights. He was a fun dog. In his old age he
did not like to see little children arguing or fighting. He
would growl at them and sometimes snap at them. We have
to keep him away from little children because he would misinterpret
a vigorous play time for a fight. He also did not like
adults to argue. He loved to eat vegetables (but not pigeon
peas), coconut, avocado pear. He will never be forgotten.
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