It was on a beautiful and brisk April morning that Madge and Leslie Haye gave birth to their 12th child Desmond C. Haye. Pastor Desmond C. Haye grew up in humble beginnings on the picturesque island of Jamaica. He grew up in a strong Jehovah’s Witness home but was led later in life by the Holy Spirit to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Haye received the call to gospel ministry after serving for seven (7) years in the Jamaican justice system as a Clerk. He was preparing for law school to fulfill his passion of becoming a judge someday when God snatched him and empowered him to preach the truth about the lawgiver.
Pastor Haye matriculated in the School of Religion and Theology at Northern Caribbean University, where he pursued a Bachelors of Arts degree in Theology and a minor in Counseling. During his time at Northern Caribbean University, he served in various capacities, most notably Ministerial President and President of the 2006 graduating class. Sensing the need for more preparation for gospel he completed the Master of Divinity degree at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University.
Upon completing graduate school, Pastor Haye was called to serve at the Review and Herald Publishing Association as a coordinator for the Light American Mission project in New York City. In April 2012, the Greater New York Conference extended a call for him to serve as the Associate Pastor at Grand Concourse Seventh-day Adventist Church. During his time at Grand Concourse, Pastor Haye has exemplified himself as a soul winner and a teacher on matters relating to prayer, health, family and spirituality. He has completed four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education at the world-renowned Calvary Hospital. He is a member of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Pastor Haye is currently reading for the Masters & PhD in Public Health (MPH) at the State University of New York at Albany.
Pastor Desmond C. Haye has led hundreds to Jesus nationally and internationally and is a well-respected evangelist and health educator. He is married to his best friend from college days, the former Stacey Ann Linton, who is a trained teacher and a Licensed Social Worker. Recently, they welcomed into life their firstborn Caleb Netanel Haye. Pastor Haye is passionate about health, evangelism, and spirituality and lives my his personally coined motto, “The mind controlled by Christ is the measure of the man.” His favorite text is Jeremiah 29:11-14. And his favorite Spirit of Prophecy quote is: “Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, “Follow Me” (MH,143).