Rev. Jésumond Pierrilus was born in Haut St. Marc, Haiti to Christian parents who gave him a powerful name, “Mon Jésus, (My Jesus).” He fortunately had active Christian examples that influenced his participation in the local church. He committed his life to Christ and entered the ministry and a life of service.
Rev. Jesumond Pierrilus attended La Faculté De Ecole Evangelique De La Bible in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and received his four year diploma in 1966. In October 1967, he started a mission with five people, Eglise Evangelique Baptiste Missionaire who would gather “anba tonèl” (a brush arbor church). He continued his theological studies after God transitioned him to Toronto, Canada where he received his License in Theology from Central Baptist Seminary in 1977. He worked laboriously spreading the Gospel and in 1982 established Christ’s Messengers In Action, Inc (presently known as Messengers In Action), a non-profit organization in Ontario, Canada with the primary goal of developing the community of Haut St. Marc as an answer to the vision God placed in his heart. In 1972, he married Wiladine, a nurse from Port De Paix who fervently joined and expanded the ministry through health and education services. In 1980, Rev. Pierrilus founded Ecole Mary Austen (the Mary Austen School) on land he purchased.
He was obedient to the call and returned to Haiti to serve as a missionary from 1984 -1991. He labored for God’s people with his family beside him, preaching and teaching the Word, building and sustaining his childhood community, all to the glory of God. The Lord transitioned him to Florida again in 1991, where he pastored Ebenezer Baptist Church, Berachah Missionary Baptist Church, and served as the Coordinator for Haitian churches of the Palm Beach Lakes Baptist Association. He also worked as a Hospice Chaplain in 2007. He served as Senior Pastor for Gathering of Believers in West Palm Beach, Florida as well as the Concerned for Youth Director, a church-supported youth musical program.
He actively promotes Messengers In Action amongst his theological colleagues and works with partners to fundraise, complete projects, and maintain sustainability in Haut St. Marc.
In his spare time he enjoys writing newsletters, counseling, cultivating his garden, and singing praises to God.