to Phyllis and Leo, now deceased, Courtney is a father of two children,
Steve and Janine. He was educated at St. Augustine's Boys, Barbados
Academy (Rudder) and the Modern High School.
He was an insurance executive in his early life and set three goals:
to own his business, to own a Mercedes Car and to play cricket for
Barbados. When his father encouraged him to join Empire club, an elite
organization, and in spite of the negative attitude of his good friend,
who told him: "Sure! You can take out the water cart" He
not only achieved all his goals, but years later became captain of
Empire cricket team. At twenty years of age, in 1965, under the captaincy
of Everton Weekes, now Sir Everton he played for the Barbados colts
cricket team against Bobby Simpson's Australia Team and organized
the first international night cricket game in Barbados and returned
in the early seventies to play cricket for Barbados against England,
Bermuda, Australia and other countries. He was very successful as
a salesman and created a record when he sold one
hundred and twenty five policies in a week in Dominica. He worked
in Antigua, St. Kitts, Montserrat, St. Croix, and St. Thomas for the
same insurance company.
In Barbados he owned his own business, but because
of its capital intensive nature it was hard to maintain. Later he
moved to the USA. In New York he owned a trucking business and worked
as a marketing specialist for one of the leading health providers.
He was President and responsible for forty evangelical churches
in Brooklyn and Staten Island; a volunteer auxiliary police officer
for the city of New York he ran a prison ministry and a programme
for the needy and homeless that fed, physically and spiritually,
over two hundred persons weekly. Courtney spearheaded and personally
financed - BDS$6,000.00 ¡V for pray books, which a team of
young people gave out during the 2003 England tour to Barbados.
organized the first Caribbean day of Prayer on March 4th 2004, he
theme of which was "March Forth on Your Knees in Prayer"
and on that day received the blessing and support of a number of
Prime Ministers, Ministers of the Gospel and Principals of schools
in the Caribbean and North America.
Maureen is the Founder / Executive Director of Resources
Unlimited International, Inc. and the Founder / Facilitator of the
Intercessory Prayer Network of Central Florida (IPNCF) and the extended
Intercessory Prayer Network of Florida (IPNFL).