Evangelical Baptist Mission of South Haiti

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Evangelical Baptist Mission of South Haiti
Mission Evangélique Baptiste du Sud d'Haïti
AbbreviationMEBSH
ClassificationEvangelical Christianity
TheologyBaptism
AssociationsBaptist World Alliance
HeadquartersLes Cayes, Haiti
Origin1936
Congregations488
Members60,000
Official websitemebsh.org

The Evangelical Baptist Mission of South Haiti (French: Mission Evangélique Baptiste du Sud d'Haïti) is a Baptist Christian denomination in Haiti. The headquarters is in Les Cayes, Haiti. MEBSH is a member of the Protestant Federation of Haiti, the Evangelical Council of Haitian Churches and the Baptist World Alliance.

History[edit]

Evangelical Baptist Mission of South Haiti began with the opening of a Bible College by a team of independent missionaries from Cuba in 1928. [1]The organization was officially formed in 1936 in Les Cayes. [2] [3][4]

In 1993, the Lumière University was founded by the Mission. [5][6]

Since 2012 the president of the Evangelical Baptist Mission of South Haiti is Rev. Alnève Emile, who succeeded Rev. Luders Erase for a five-year term.

In 2012, it has 488 churches and 60,000 members. [7]

Social work[edit]

The MEBSH operates numerous educational, health and development institutions in Haiti.

Educational[edit]

  • 413 primary and secondary schools
  • University Lumiere, consisting of eight colleges ("facultés" in French)
  • Two seminaries: Faculté de Théologie Évangélique Lumière aux Cayes et à Côte Plage
  • Bible institute: Institut Biblique Lumière aux Cayes
  • Trade Schools

Health[edit]

  • Full-service hospital: Hôpital Lumière à Bonne Fin
  • In-patient clinic: Centre de Santé Lumière aux Cayes

Development[edit]

  • Women's domestic training center: Centre Lumière aux Cayes
  • Integrated Rural Development
  • Well drilling
  • Orphanages
  • Youth Camp Mahanaim

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ABC-CLIO, USA, 2010, p. 1073
  2. ^ Patrick Taylor, Frederick I. Case, The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions: Volume 1: A - L; Volume 2: M - Z, University of Illinois Press, USA, 2013, p. 110
  3. ^ Edver Serisier, 81e convention de la MEBSH, lenational.org, Haïti, 03 avril 2017
  4. ^ Claude Bernard Sérant, Passation de flambeau à la Mission évangélique baptiste du sud d'Haïti, lenouvelliste.com, Haïti, 16 février 2007
  5. ^ Windzor Aristil, Lancement de la célébration des 25 ans de l’Université Lumière, lenouvelliste.com, Haïti, August 28, 2018
  6. ^ Patrick Taylor, Frederick I. Case, The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions: Volume 1: A - L; Volume 2: M - Z, University of Illinois Press, USA, 2013, p. 111
  7. ^ Baptist World Alliance, Statistics, bwanet.org, USA, Retrieved September 29, 2018

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