Meet Pastor Jacques Zephirin of the Lory Church. Lory is on the outskirts of Cap-Haiten. The Lory church of HCM continues to grow and thrive, with several hundred people attending services on Sundays. This is an interview from January 2016 with Pastor Jacques to learn more about how God is moving in that community.
Please tell us a little about yourself. “I was born at Ville-du-lac and attended primary and secondary school in Cap-Haiten. Then I attended Emmaus Bible Seminary, graduating in 2000. I am furthering my studies via correspondence school and will complete that learning in 2017. I am married and we have four children, three boys and one girl.”
Do you have a life verse or a passage of special meaning from The Bible? “I would say my life verse is Romans 8:28. ‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.’ As I reflect on this verse, I believe God has called me to this ministry at Lory. Pastor Manno and I often discussed Acts 2:37-39 and that the gift of Jesus and the Holy Spirit is for all of God’s children, from those called to His purpose to those who are far off.”
Please tell us about the Lory church. “Pastor Manno started the Lory church in 2003 and in 2005 he asked me to lead the flock at Lory. In 2005, there were maybe 60 people attending on a good Sunday. Today, we have over 300 attending church services on Sundays. We have made several recent improvements to the Lory property, including a Welcome Home Haiti guardhouse and a new well for fresh water. We have some big needs, including a long-term facility and additional seating for services but I am confident God will provide.”