Darren Allan Henfield

North Abaco

Darren Allan Henfield is the eldest son of Bishop Clifford Henfield and Mother Evelyn Henfield (deceased) of Dundas Town Abaco.

A graduate of Abaco Central High School (1979), he enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) in 1981, as a marine recruit. He worked his way to the rate of petty officer before being selected to undergo the Special Duties Officers’ Course at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, England, upon completion of which he was commissioned a sub-lieutenant. During his near 36-year career in the military, he served in many billets and appointments at sea and ashore. The highlight of his career was a six-month (peacekeeping) tour of duty in the Republic of Haiti during 1995, as a member of the CARICOM Battalion under the aegis of United Nations mission to that country.

Henfield received a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of the West Indies—College of The Bahamas Campus—in 2009 and was called to The Bahamas Bar as a council and attorney in 2011. He then served three years as a junior council in the Office of the Attorney-General. In 2015, he was selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, California, where he received a master’s degree in security studies (Combatting Terrorism: Strategy and Planning). There, he was given the NPS International Student of the Year Award for consistent academic performance and community involvement.

Being fully aware that Almighty God controls the affairs of men, he is most humbled for the privilege to have served the congregants of Calvary Deliverance Church, where he was appointed the Senior Associate Pastor in 2012. While there, he chaired the church’s Annual Convention Committee for more 12-years, and also served as chairman of the Building Fund Committee, which greatly assisted with the church’s ambitious refurbishment and renovations project during 2003.

(Acting) Lieutenant Commander Henfield retired from the RBDF on 3 January 2017 in order to accept the FNM’s nomination as its standard bearer in North Abaco. By so doing, he sought to continue service to his people and country at another level. Currently, he serves as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. 

He and his wife of near thirty-two years, Deidre (nee Edgecombe) of Sandy Point, Abaco, are the thankful parents of three sons—Darren, Dasheiko and Dreyon—and one granddaughter–Dahlya. They enjoy the adventures of travelling and meeting people.

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