Julio & Olienne Assaingilles
Pastor of Living Baptist Church of Potrie, Posonde, Haiti
Brother Julio was reached through the Living Baptist Church of St. Marc ministries when bus Captain Emile Diegot invited him to church. Upon arrival, Pastor Biz preached and the Holy Spirit convicted Julio of his need for Christ as his Savior. Too timid to walk down the aisle, after the service he asked Assistant Pastor Cadet to show him how to be saved. He became a faithful member, eventually becoming a bus captain himself and being trained under Pastor Biz. He served on the staff of the Living Baptist Church of Saint Marc for four years and has now answered God’s call to plant an Independent Fundamental Baptist church.
He is in the first stage of this new church plant. He has been faithfully soul winning in the new area and assembling a group of believers. He counts it a privilege to be able to go out under the authority of his local church to preach the Gospel and plant a church for the Lord.
Pastor Richard and Catiana Charles
Pastor of Living Baptist Church of Saint Marc, Haiti
Pastor Richard was saved through the ministry of the Living Baptist Church in 2005 at a Bible study that Missionary Biz Lerisse was conducting. He became an active member: learning to win souls, walk with God, serve as a bus captain and bus driver. Later he was trained for the ministry under the late Missionary Robert Johnston and became pastor of the Living Baptist Church in 2009 when God moved Missionary Biz Lerisse to the Dominican Republic. Under his leadership, God has blessed the work and the church averages 250 in attendance. And now through the direction and power of the Holy Spirit, the church in Saint Marc is preparing to send out two young men to plant churches. They are reproducing themselves.
Meremy Theophin and Wife Nadia Pierre
Co-Pastor of Living Baptist Church of Peravia
Brother Meremy was reached through the Living Baptist Church of Saint Marc, Haiti in 2005 while attending a service, being under conviction during a sermon Preached by Missionary Biz Lerisse and responding to the call for salvation at the end of the message. After trusting Christ as his savior he became faithful to this church that he grew to love. He became active in the soul winning ministry, served as an assistant bus captain, participated in every Bible institute class and 2010 he surrendered his life to serve God in the ministry. in 2011-2013 he attended Bible institute under the late missionary Robert Johnston and upon graduation he has helped other pastors in the work of the local church. He now is the co-Pastor of the Living Baptist Church of Peravia, meeting the needs there while Missionary Biz Lerisse is Stateside on furlough.
Cabien Bornelus and Wife
Eglis Baptist Vivant de Peris (Living Baptist Church), Saint Marc, Haiti
I got saved because my mother took me to a Christian school where the director of the school was a Baptist conservative preacher. The name of the church was Conservative Baptist Church of Mawouj.
Every morning before the beginning of the school day, the director of the school would have devotion with us the students, and would give us a Bible verse to memorize. One of the verses he gave us to memorize was 2 Timothy 4:15. As I thought and meditated on this verse, I came to a clear understanding that I needed a Saviour; thus I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour.
The reason I came to Eglise Baptist Vivant is because someone who was out soul winning invited me to church. I came and in process of time decided to join the church and I became a member.
I came to have a burden to join the ministry because of the scriptural passage which says the harvest is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Truly as I looked at the multitude of people who need the gospel, I became burdened to give my life to be a laborer to this harvest.
Pastor Johnremy and Family
Eglis Baptist Vivant de Gonaive, Haiti