A Brief Summary of the Church History
This Church began with a player meeting held by some dedicated Christian men and women who moved to Stamford from Brooklyn in the late sixties and the early seventies in search for work. Things went so well and so quick that, after few months, they decided to call on Rev. Jean-Baptiste Thomas of the French Speaking Baptist Church of Brooklyn, NY for leadership and guidance. In July 1974, Reverend Emmanuel St. Juste immigrated to the US, and in October 1974, he assumed the leadership responsibility of the chapel upon the recommendation of the Brooklyn Church and the approval of its members. The new Chapel experienced rapid growth by becoming a Missionary Church under the hands-on we planted seven Churches in CT, three in NY one in FL, one in France, Fourteen in Haiti. In addition to this great development, we founded the Center Of Hope, Haiti, a great Philanthropic Organization for the orphans, the poor and the disadvantage children of Haiti, dedicated to fostering the livelihood and hope for the future of the children of children of Haiti by providing shelter, education, nutrition, emotional security, healthcare and life skills for the children and their caregivers. The 14 churches in Haiti serve under the umbrella of the Hope Evangelical Baptist Mission established in 2003 by the International Missions Ministry. Today, the French Speaking Baptist Church of Stamford is the largest Haitian Congregation in Connecticut and one of the largest Haitian Country. Rev. Emmanuel St. Juste and his wife, Marie Gladys St. Juste have been serving the Congregation for 41 years now. PRAISE THE LORD!