Renward Ricardo Wells was born on February 23rd, 1970 in Nassau, Bahamas to Leoma Flowers and William Wells. As an infant he lived with his paternal grandparents in Deadman’s Cay, Long Island and at age 3 moved to live with his maternal grandparents in Driggs Hill Andros. In 1979 he joined his mother and step father in Grand Bahama and six years later relocated to Nassau to reside with his father.
He received his early education in Andros, Grand Bahama and New Providence and is a 1987 graduate of R.M Bailey Sr. High School where he served as Head boy in his senior year.
He attended Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma on an athletic scholarship and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995.
Renward undertook two years of study at Regent University’s Law and Divinity Schools in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
An elite athlete, Renward was a member and captain of several Bahamian World and Olympic athletic teams. He was the Bahamian record-holder in the 100 meters (1995-2006) and 60 meters (1997-2010) and a member of the record holding 4×100 relay team (1993-2012).
In 2003 Renward was engaged in the Bahamas Public Service as a mechanical engineer, a post he held until his resignation to pursue elected office. He was active with colleagues in forming The Bahamas’ Professional Engineers Board.
Renward has a long career as a political activist being a founding member of the National Development Party (NDP) in 2008. He was first elected to Parliament as a Member of the Progressive Liberal Party in 2012 but abandoned that Party for the Free National Movement in late 2015. He was appointed Leader of the Opposition Business in the House of Assembly in 2016.
Renward and wife Sarah (nee Adermann) are the parents of six children.