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Our History

Grace Haitian Alliance Church was birthed, by the grace of God, on August 22, 1992 in the living room of Brother Justin Bazile at 7933 S Escanaba through the efforts of some brothers who did not want to see the people of God scattered here and there without a way to congregate. Following internal conflicts that had raged within the only Haitian Baptist Church there was in the South-East side of Chicago, many believers had left, wandering about without a pasture to graze. Some men of God such as Brother Bien-Aimé Jeanty, Brother Bazile Justin and many others understood clearly that the plan of God is not for Christians to live the Christian life alone and isolated from a corporate body; they contacted those who had left and encouraged a first meeting that was going to give birth to this Church. They named it then "Eglise Baptiste Haïtienne du Sud de Chicago" or "Haitian Baptist Church of South

Chicago". Two of those congregants were students at Moody Bible Institute. One of them, Madère Pierre, emerged to become the pastor of the Church for nine years. The other one, Joel Metellus, also served as Assistant Pastor, and continued to minister at the Church till December 2011. The new leaders of the Church attempted several meetings with the leaders of the other Church toward unity. All attempts having remained unsuccessful, Grace Church became a definite separate entity and, in 1997, joined the Christian and Missionary Alliance through affiliation.

On July 9, 2001 Pastor Madere Pierre was called to Nyack, New york, to study toward and M.A. in theology and to pastor a Haitian Church there. Pastor Joel Metellus served as Interim Pastor and called Rev. Joseph Lainé to assist him. On September 16, 2001, Rev. Jean Osée Lilite was placed as the Leader of the Church and has served there ever since.

In August 2010, Pastor Frantsner Samedi was called to join the staff and was appointed Pastor Assistant. Rev. Jean Osée Lilite is now ministering in close relationship with both Pastor Joseph E. Lainé and Franstner Samedi, and their partnership is very fruitful.

The Church gathers around 130 people at present, and the Lord has blessed her with many ministries and committed people. "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 

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