Pastor Lamercie (center) pictured here among students at one of the PCGM-Haiti schools, Ecole Primaire Mixte Jean-Jacques Dessalines in Pont-Sonde, Haiti
Brossard, Quebec, CANADA
Pont-Sondé, Artibonite, HAITI
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
PCGMissions Haiti began in 2003 when Pastor Lamercie F. Ernest, a native of L’Artibonite, Haiti, felt the call of God to go back to her home-town a little beyond the Saint-Marc area and share the Gospel by loving her child-hood community where she grew up. With much prayer, and in partnership with PCGM in Canada, led by her husband, Pastor Gesner Ernest, she started 2 churches, founded 2 elementary schools, initiated breakfast and lunch programs, and an adult literacy work. Pastor Lamercie also began an Annual School Supplies & Distribution drive in addition to working with local church leaders, who were already on the grounds, serving to provide pastoral care and on-going community leadership training.
What started out as a little mission of just a handful of committed family members and friends has now grown into 4 schools of more than 200 elementary to high school-aged students, (and counting!), 12 teachers, a network of nearly 20 churches, 30 rural and urban pastors and lay leaders,15 goats in the micro-financing goat-breeding project as well as countless counseling and pastoral care sessions! And there is more to be done with near-future goals of starting a medical clinic outlet,and a much-needed new high school!
Founders of Peoples Church of God Missions-Haiti, (PCGM-H)
Pastor Gesner Ernest (L) & Pastor Lamercie Ernest (R)