Internationally acclaimed Gospel recording artiste Carlene Davis is one of the most dynamic music ministers coming out of Jamaica. As this Caribbean Hall of Fame Awardee testifies in song, the powerful message of God’s love flows through her, bringing hope and healing to the heart of the listener. God has truly anointed and appointed her to affect this generation and her mission is to bring deliverance and transformation to a hurting world through the ministry of music, thus fulfilling The Great Commission.
Born in Clarendon, Jamaica, W.I., Carlene spent her early childhood with her grand-parents who instilled the importance of Christ in her life. At the age of 14 she migrated to England with the rest of her siblings to join her parents. She later moved to Canada and then to Jamaica during which time she pursued a full time career in music and became known as the song bird of the Caribbean singing the ‘songs of love and freedom.’ As a secular artiste Carlene recorded and released 15 albums, with # one singles such as ‘Winnie Mandela,’ ‘It Must Be Love,’ ‘Going Down To Paradise,’ ‘Santa Claus Do You Ever Come To The Ghetto,’ ‘Dial My Number,’ and ‘Like Old Friends Do.’ She toured extensively to Japan, North & South America, Europe Canada and the Caribbean and was signed to Gee Street/Polygram Records of the USA, Cutting Edge Records of Japan and VP Records, N.Y.
After being diagnosed with cancer in 1996, she rededicated her life to Christ, ‘The only One I could run to’ says Carlene. In this renewed calling and healing, she stands as a living testimony of the mighty healing power of God. An ordained minister with a Ph.D in pastoral counseling and a graduate of the Ron Kenoly Praise Academy, her skills as a praise and worship leader, songwriter/arranger, styled with the rhythms of Jamaica are quite unique. Carlene says, ‘By God’s grace I am now led to the places I once performed going beyond denominational and cultural barriers, witnessing on television, radio, conferences and concerts bringing the light of Jesus to the world, which is indeed a privilege.’