About The Author

Terry Lee Barrett

Terry Lee Barrett was born at Andrews Memorial Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. He was named after the doctor that helped bring him into the world. He is the son of The Reverend Dr. Leonard E. Barrett, PhD, and Theodora Jackson-Barrett. In his early life, he lived in Jamaica, Philadelphia, PA. and San German, Puerto Rico.

He majored in Communication, History and Political Science at Philadelphia’s Temple University. Barrett’s on-air entertainment debut began when he was hired as the youngest host on the all-talk-radio formatted WHAT-AM Radio program in 1978 in Philadelphia. It was there that he produced and hosted the, “Express Yourself to Terry Lee Barrett” talk show.

Meet Terry Lee's Father

Dr. LeoNard
E. Barrett Sr.

The Reverend Doctor Leonard E. Barrett, Sr., PhD, was born on January 26, 1920, in St. Elizabeth Jamaica, the son of Jerry Barrett and Katherine Wells-Barrett. Raised in Jamaica with humble beginnings and limited opportunities, Barrett’s perseverance and a quest for intellectual and spiritual experiences shaped his path as an academician, anthropologist, author, and theologian, who spent more than 50 years of his life, educating and inspiring students, colleagues, and communities