Profile for Pastor Carlington Hylton
Carlington Hylton hails from the parish of St James, where he grew up in the community of Rose Mount. He is the fifth of six children. He was baptized at the age of 14 at the Glendevon Church.
He started his formative scholastic years at the Glendevon All-Age School and then moved on to St James High School (formally Montego Bay Secondary) where he did building construction. This vocation gave him expertise in furniture making, which he practised for ten years. During this period he responded to the urge to serve in the gospel ministry. He then furthered his education at the Harrison Memorial High School, where he focused on the sciences, and graduated in 1999. He then moved on to Northern Caribbean University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Theology in 2004.
In March 2004 Pastor Hylton was employed to North Jamaica Mission where he began internship in the Highgate District of Churches in St Mary. He continued internship in the Ocho Rios District, and concurrently worked for one academic year at the St. Ann’s Bay High School and Preparatory School where he served as Chaplain and taught Bible, Guidance Counseling and Integrated Science. During this same academic year he was transferred to the St. Ann’s Bay Pastoral District, after which he moved on to the Falmouth District as an intern Pastor. He then served as Pastor of the Spring Garden District for approximately three and a half years and the Reid’s Friendship District for eleven months. He currently serves as Pastor of the Salem District of Churches. His ministry so far has seen over 390 persons being baptized.
Throughout his ministry, he has positively impacted many lives and communities. He enjoys motivating young people to realize hidden potentials through wrap sessions, motivational speeches and counseling.
He is happily married to Sandra Brown-Hylton and their union has produced one son, Carsan Royel Hylton. Pastor Hylton’s philosophy in life is ‘whatever the mind can conceive, you can achieve as long as God allows it’.