The great commission is the central focus of the Haitian Evangelical Baptist Church of Pompano Beach (HEBC) and evangelism its continued purpose.
The Early Days
Under the pastoral leadership of the Reverend Pierre Yvon Délinois, the church began in 1981 in a small livingroom with a membership of only eight (8) people.
The church grew quickly and soon outgrew this livingroom space.
In the years that followed the church relocated numerous times from a rented church fellowship hall in Ft Lauderdale to a very small store front unit in Pompano Beach followed by the purchase of a two-story warehouse on Dixie Highway.
The warehouse was renovated and transformed into a church facility with a sanctuary and fellowship hall.
The Providence of God
Having purchase its first building, the church remained at that location for some time until the city of Pompano announced that half of the church facility will be ‘claimed’ in order to widen Dixie Highway (the street where the church was located).
Once again, the church found itself searching for a new location. With very little monetary compensation obtained from the city, the church had few options. The congregation took refuge in two small houses it had previously purchased; renovated these small single family houses and held church services in those houses.
During those difficult years, HEBC was blessed and grew exponentially. Pastor Delinois undertook a fund raising movement and inspired the church members with “batissons le temple” (Let us build the temple) theme. But finding land or an empty church for sale was a challenge. Finally, through the providence of our faithful Lord, Pastor Delinois discovered that behind those two houses was a huge empty lot of several acres.
These lots were purchased and construction was soon started. Completion of the 800-seat sanctuary and the educational building was an upward climb and took several years to complete. But through our God’s faithfulness the sanctuary was inaugurated in 2004 and the educational building in 2006.
HEBC continues to be a beacon in its community with evangelism and community service. The church has been blessed with the gift of multiplication through discipleship. From amongst the church congregants, God has chosen and ordained ministers, pastors, church leaders and faithful servants who now are serving God locally and beyond with zeal, commitment and proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
WHAT WE DO
To reach lost people with the gospel of Jesus Christ demonstrating God’s love, truth, and power. Our mission is to evangelize the lost, teach and equip the body of Christ to do good work
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The Food Pantry Ministry is a weekly community outreach that provides various food items (groceries) to all those in need within and outside of our community. We serve every Tuesday morning from 9:00am - 12 noon.