Born in the parish of St. Andrew, Donmayne Alton Gyles is the first born of three children to Alton and Angela Gyles. He spent his formative years in the Washington Gardens SDA Church, until the family moved to Linstead in the parish of St. Catherine. Brother Gyles was brought up in the fear of the Lord as his parents instilled good morals and values in him. He was baptized at the age of 9 and was a faithful member of the Linstead SDA Church for many years.
Being educators, Brother and Sister Gyles believed in helping their children to get a solid educational foundation. So, Donmayne received his early childhood and elementary training at the Kingsway, Vaz and Trinity Preparatory Schools and would further receive secondary training at the St. Catherine and Willowdene High Schools. He later went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies and a Master of Business Administrative (emphasis in Finance) at Northern Caribbean University.
Brother Gyles has served the Local Church in the Central Jamaica Conference for many years, both Linstead and the St. Johns SDA Church where he served last, as Choir Member/Music Director and Elder.
Professionally, he has worked with the Church for over 11 years in various capacities. He has served Northern Caribbean University as Junior Accountant, West Indies Union Conference (now Jamaica Union Conference) as Accountant, Assistant Treasurer and Associate Publishing Director (with responsibility for the Book and Nutrition Centre (2005) Company Limited). In 2014, he was asked by the Inter-American Division Publishing Association (IADPA), to lead the transition for the takeover of all the Bookstores in Jamaica, and also the change over from Book and Nutrition Centre (2005) Company Limited to IADPA Bookstore, a transition that started and continues. Later that year, he was elected by the Executive Committee of the East Jamaica Conference to serve as its Treasurer, a position he currently holds.
Brother Gyles has a passion for Mission and loves helping and working with people. His philosophy is, “to do as much as he can, as long as he can, to the Glory of God”. His favourite Bible text is found in Isaiah 40:31, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint”.
He is married, to the beautiful Sydonnie and they are the proud parents of two lovely daughters, Dejanae and Donique.