Some men were born great, others achieved greatness, and others had greatness thrust upon them.
The Rev. Dr. Acklan Garth Quarrie can unequivocally be classified as a man who, from birth, was destined for greatness in the proclamation of the Word of God. Emanating from him is an aura of love and concern for his family, brethren and friends. This, in effect, has helped him to lead many errant souls to Christ.
Evidenced in this magnitude of greatness is his devotion to God and the tremendous growth that Bronxwood has experienced since he became the head of the flock in September 1989. Prior to coming to Bronxwood, Dr. Quarrie served the Lord faithfully in the capacity of District Overseer in his native Jamaica and Barbados. Under his administration, these churches also experienced growth as Dr. Quarrie is a man whom God has equipped with visions and dreams for the church as seen in the many programs and plans that he has implemented for the progression of our church here at Bronxwood. He initiated the “Hour of Prayer.” The “Undershepherd Program” is his brainchild. He commandeered the “WIN 2000 Program” and orchestrated “Discipleship” classes. He will not be deterred by dire circumstances since the basic tenets of his philosophy is embedded in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path.”
Married since 1969 to the beautiful and charming Pamela Quarrie, Dr. Quarrie can best be personified as a man with strong family values. God has blessed the union with three wonderful children O’Neal, Cymone and Keisha. It is a fact that children live what they learn as these children have grown up to be adults living lives that not only their peers can emulate, but lives that are pleasing in the sight of God.
Dr. Quarrie is driven by his ambition to succeed intellectually and has studied extensively throughout the years. His initial pastoral training was obtained at Bethel Bible College in Jamaica. He holds a Bachelors degree in Theology, a Masters degree in Divinity, a Masters degree in Counseling and a Doctoral degree in Christian Counseling.
This vast expanse of knowledge that he has acquired has enabled him to effectively disseminate the Word of God to all. Members of his congregation are always blessed by his ‘awe-inspiring’ sermons. With his mastery of exegesis, Rev. Quarrie can best be described as a theologian par excellence, a Bible teacher extraordinaire and a Sunday School teacher bar none. Despite his busy schedule, he still finds time to teach the Adult Sunday School class.
Delightful ad totally charming to whomever he meets, Dr. Quarrie harbors no grudges, festers no hatred and encourages no division or strife. His coming to Bronxwood is truly a blessing from God and as far as the members of the congregation are concerned, he is the leader of the new millennium.
To God be the glory for all his many blessings!