Haitian Christian Ministries - Celebrating 30 Years of Ministry

Haitian Christian Ministries (HCM) exists to bring transformation to Northern Haiti through the message of Jesus Christ.  We believe that the hope found in Christ alone has the power to transform lives, families and communities.... even a nation. The ministry is driven by three core values:

 

                 Preaching and Teaching God's Word

                 Planting Churches

                 Meeting the Physical Needs of the People

 

In 1979 Pastor Emmanuel Laguerre (Pastor Manno) arrived at Johnson Bible College with a simple desire to study preaching and then return home to invest in his people. His passion only grew with time. In his final year in the States, Pastor Manno worked with a collection of small local churches to launch Haitian Christian Ministries. True to his word, 5 years after his arrival, Manno was ready to go home. He had his preaching degree in one hand and his family in the other.  Upon his arrival back in Pillatre (pronounced pea-yot) Haiti,  HCM consisted of a small piece of property with no buildings,  a school with 25 students and a church with 20 members meeting under a mango tree. But God had an incredible plan for this young ministry. Over time, the ministry would grow, partnerships would be formed and lives would be changed. God has used HCM to transform the community of Pillatre. God answered the faithful prayers of Pastor Manno.

 

On January 11, 2015,  HCM celebrated 30 years of ministry. It's been said that we oftentimes over-estimate what can be done in the short term, but drastically under-estimate what can be done in the long-term. HCM is a testimony of that truth.

 

In February of 2015 after a brief illness, Pastor Emmanuel Laguerre was called Home to his Eternal Resting Place.  The work that was started by the Manno continues to thrive and both the Pillatre Christian Church and The Christian Church at Lory continue to add new souls to The Lamb's Book of Life.

 

In the Spring of 2015, Associate Pastor Bobanoit Lucceus, who faithfully served alongside Pastor Manno for three years, was called as the new Senior Pastor of the Pillatre Christian Church.

 

 Over time, the ministry has expanded in the following ways:

 

  • The Pillatre Christian Church has grown from 20 members to over 600 members with active Local Outreach, Evangelism and Discipleship ministries. The church continues to grow.

 

  • A 2nd church plant was launched in Lory in 2002 and is led by Pastor Jacques Zephirin.  Pastor Jacques was called to his current position in 2004 and the church has a tremendous capacity for expansion.  Currently the church has grown to more than 350 members and children.

 

  • The Pillatre School has grown from 20 students to over 1,400 students. Today, it is a nationally recognized and accredited school that begins with pre-k students and ends with a college prep course designed to prepare students for the future.

 

  • A comprehensive regional medical center was launched in 2001 that provides critical health services to the entire Pillatre community and surrounding areas.

 

  • Thousands of individuals have come to Christ, families have been restored, physical needs have been met and generations of children have received a Christ centered education.

 

  • January 2017 is the launch of a new church plant at Haut-Dehaine. The church is thriving in just under one year. Not only is there property and a well, but the numbers of new Christ followers continues to swell.

 

  • October 2017 - Discipleship begins at Parious.

 

HCM Ministry Centers

Pillatre Campus

The Pillatre campus is located just outside Cap-Haitian Haiti on the Northern coast. It is the primary ministry center for HCM. On this campus lies the Pillatre Christian Church, the Pillatre Medical Center and the Pillatre School.

Pastor Bobanoit Lucceus leads the Pillatre Church.

Lory Church

The Lory church was founded in 2002 and is led by Pastor Jacques Zephirin. This church community is nestled within a small village located just on the outskirts of Cap-Haitian, Haiti.

Haut-Dehaine

Haut-Dehaine is the newest church plant established in January 2017. This chuch was planted as a joint effort between the Pillatre and Lory Churches. Haut-Dehaine is a small and poor village of 2000 inhabitants at Camp-Louis (the first section of “Acul du Nord”).

Board Members

Executive Field Director of HCM and Senior Pastor at Pillatre
Bobanoit Lucceus
Pastor Bob is the Senior Pastor at Pillatre and Executive Field Director of HCM. Pastor Bob and his wife, Rose, are the lead visionaries for the ministry and are responsible for all in country operations …
President & Director of Development
Tom Moss
Tom is a leadership consultant at State Farm in Bloomington, IL. He and his wife Kim previously served as forwarding agents for Haitian Christian Ministries. They have been actively involved in the ministry of Haitian …
Vice President
Phil Smith
Phil and his family served as missionaries in South Africa for 16 years before returning to the states to assume the role as Missions Pastor at Countryside Chrisitan Church in Wichita, KS.
Secretary
Scott Robinson
Scott and his wife served as missionaries in Papua New Guinea for five years before returning back to the United States to serve as Missions Pastor at Greentree Chrisitan Church in Rolla, MO.
Treasurer
Mark Zimmerman
mzimmerman@eastview.church / (309) 451-5000
Mark serves as CFO and Pastor of Finance at Eastview Christian Church. Prior to joining Eastview's staff Mark was President of a growing real estate investment company in Central IL. Mark joined the board of …
Board Member
John Anderson
John has been involved with HCM for over a decade serving as an elder, trip leader, board member, and Vice-President of the board from 2013 - 2017. John and his family live in Indiana.
Board Member
Tommy Nika
tnika@eastview.church / (309) 451-5029
Tommy is the Global Outreach Pastor at Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Il. 
Board Member
Steve Hari
Steve Hari is the Field Director and co-founder of Welcome Home Haiti, a ministry branch of HCM. Steve and his family have recently moved into full time ministry, living near Pillatre, Haiti. He has been …
Board Member
Craig Sharpe
Craig is a realtor in the greater Indianapolis area. Craig has been involved in the ministry of HCM for over 10 years.
Board Member
Jim Hari
Jim Hari is a Director in Financial Services  at State Farm in Bloomington, IL. Jim has been involved with HCM for over 10 years and has been serving on the board since 2010.
Board Member
Leanna VanVoorst
Leanna is a member of Thrive Christian Church in Westfield, IN. She and her husband Bob have been involved with Haitian Christian Ministries and Welcome Home Haiti since 2003.  Leanna is a clinical laboratory scientist …