Reverend Pierre Louis Merone was chosen by Pastor Jonassaint before his death to lead First Haitian Baptist Church of Naples because of his courage and dedication. Raised in a Christian home Pastor Merone always knew his calling was to serve the Lord. He graduated from Baptist Seminary of Louisiana in 1987.
Pastor Merone is not only a man of faith; he is professional, motivated and aware of his work with the congregation, and his duty as a leader throughout the community of Naples. He loves to participate in all civic and social meetings and learning new ways to inspire others. His love for Christ led him to obtain his Master’s Degree from Life Christian University in December 2012.
Rev. Pierre Louis Merone is thankful for all the members of the First Haitian Baptist Church of Naples, including the Executive Committee, choral groups, musicians, technicians, assistant pastors, bus drivers, and supporters from other organizations for their prayers, encouragement, and their contribution to the work of Jesus Christ.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
There is One eternal God. He is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the beginning and the end.
“In the beginning the Word already existed; the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1“
Anvan Bondye te kreye anyen, Pawòl la te la. Pawòl la te avèk Bondye. Sa Bondye te ye, se sa Pawòl la te ye tou.” – Jan 1:1
Genesis 1; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15-23; Revelation 19:6
Jesus is God’s son. He was born of a virgin and came to earth because of God’s love for humanity. He lived a sinless life, died for the sins of humans, and rose from the grave before ascending to Heaven where He reigns with our Father.
“This is a true saying, to be completely accepted and believed: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” – 1 Timothy 1:15
“Sa se yon pawòl ki vre, pawòl tout moun te dwe kwè: Jezikri te vini sou latè pou delivre moun k’ap fè peche.” – 1 Timote 1:15
Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-18; Matthew 27:54; John 14:6-7; Colossians 1:15-23
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit leads them believers to the truth. He dwells in every Christian empowering them to live victoriously over sin and ordaining them with gifts to serve the Lord.
“Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves but to God” – 1 Corinthians 6:19
“Se konnen nou pa konnen kò nou se tanp Sentespri k’ap viv nan kè nou, Sentespri Bondye te ban nou an? Nou pa mèt tèt nou ankò.” – 1 korint 6:19
John 14:15-27; 2 Timothy 1:14
Salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel is the good news of salvation and transformation for everyone.
“Go, teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, son and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And lo, I am with you always, until the end of the world. ” -Matthew 28: 19, 20