Featured Alumnus – Pastor Cebien Alex

Featured Alumnus – Pastor Cebien Alex

Content courtesy of olivecove.org

Pastor Cebien Alexis (class of 1981) has dedicated his entire adult life to the ministry of the gospel in his native Haiti. The primary aim of EBAC’s ministry is to spread the gospel and plant churches. Since 1971, he has planted over 200 churches throughout the country.

Although EBAC is headquartered near Cap Haitien in the far north of Haiti their work extends over broad sections of the country and focuses mainly on areas where no other evangelical church exists. The majority of its churches are in the North, Northeast, Northwest, and Central regions. In these areas are some of the poorest and hardest-to-reach villages in Haiti, far from the capital city of Port-au-Prince and largely ignored by the government and non-governmental organizations. Some churches are even in the Dominican Republic, among Haitians who work in the sugar cane fields.

EBAC helps provide buildings for thriving churches. At its planting, a church may meet under a palm-frond roof supported by crooked poles. Some churches, called “blanket churches,” drape sheets around the structure to give a sense of propriety once service begins.

Besides conducting large evangelistic crusades four times a year, Cebien is always witnessing. Whatever will draw a crowd becomes an opportunity for evangelism.

Also, every other weekend Cebien gets into his SUV and heads out to visit and encourage different churches. Often witch doctors have even come to Christ through his targeted outreach.

Read more about Paster Cebien here.

 

EBS at Fev

EBS at Fev

EBS had the wonderful privilege of helping the church plant at Fev purchase a sowing machine for the community. In efforts to make this community and church economically sustainable, Pastor Walnique is starting a small sowing school.

The Heckmans

The Heckmans

The cherished Heckman family headed home last week to visit with family and friends for the summer. As Phil and Emily return next academic year, they will be shifting from full-time to part-time.

For the next academic year, Emily will serve as an EBS Development Representative for thirty weeks of the year that she will be in the US. While in Haiti for the other twenty-two weeks, Emily will serve as Hospitality Coordinator. Phil will serve as a special project contractor while in Haiti for twenty-two weeks.

We are so grateful for the many years of full-time service the Heckman’s have given at EBS. They have greatly enriched the EBS community and life on the campus with their perennially positive presence. Even though they are shifting into part-time roles withe EBS, we are so grateful to have them still serving as members of the EBS family!

If you have questions about their travel schedule, please contact Emily at emily.heckman@ebs.edu.ht.