The Reverend Eddie Alleyne entered Codrington College Barbados, the oldest
Anglican seminary in the western hemisphere, in 1985, after completing studies at
the University of the West Indies and Erdiston Teachers' Training College. In
1991, Father Alleyne was appointed rector of St. Alban's and St. Silas Churches
and four years later, he moved on to become rector of St. Cyprian's, Bridgetown,
After immigrating to the United States in 1998, Father Alleyne served in several key positions and was appointed as rector of the Church of the Advent, Westbury, in October 2018 by the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, the Bishop Lawrence C. Provenzano.
In the community, Father Alleyne serves as a clergy liaison for the 71st Precinct and is the honorary chaplain for the Auxiliary Police Section in the NYPD's South Borough. He serves as a member of the Clergy Advisory Council for New York City’s mayor and the Nassau County district attorney’s Faith-Based Advisory Board. In addition, he is now a board member of the Westbury Senior Centers, Inc.
Over the years, it has been a privilege for Father Alleyne to serve all God's people as priest and community organizer. From membership of the Rotary and Lion's clubs to community groups that support the humanitarian needs of the homeless, the immigrants, youth and seniors, he continues to address the plight of the underprivileged through what the church refers to as "missional vitality."
Father Alleyne has been a strong supporter of the Interfaith Institute of Long Island (IFI). He has participated as a panelist at IFI programs, and a large number of his congregation have attended and contributed at various IFI events. He has received numerous proclamations and awards for his community engagement efforts.
Father Alleyne is married to Kay, and they reside in Westbury with their children, Nathan and Lauren Kristina. John, an older son is studying at LSU. An avid chess player, Father Alleyne also enjoys tennis, cricket and volleyball.