Josue Octeus Founder and Executive Director, Samaritans Heart Haiti
Welcome, and thank you for learning more about the work we are doing for the Gospel
Reverend Pastor Josue Octeus was born in Haiti and has lived there all of his life. He is the Founder and Executive President of the Evangelical Church of the Living Word, an Evangelical Protestant Christian denomination with its headquarters in Port au Prince. He is the pastor of the Church of the Living Word in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti and the Executive Director and National Representative in Haiti of Samaritan's Heart Haiti, a ministry to share the Gospel by meeting the physical needs of the Haitian people.
Before starting his own non-profit and church, Josue worked for Compassion International in Haiti for nearly eleven years, helping children in need in Haiti find much-needed physical support. At the same time, he served the Evangelical Church of Haiti, with 75 congregations spread all over the country, from 2000 - 2015. With the Evangelical Church, Pastor Josue was able to build relationships with local communities and learn what people need to survive.
After the 2008 hurricane, which wrecked much of Haiti, Josue relocated his family to the United States, but he stayed behind to help minister to the people during the crisis. Now, as a full-time pastor and director of the dynamic charity, Josue is in a position to help meet the physical needs of the Haitians as a platform for sharing the Gospel.
Pastor Josue has Bachelor Degrees in Communication and Business Administration (with a concentration in Community Development), as well a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Education.
He is married to Rosie Eltine and, with whom God has given three wonderful children: Rose (14), Jose (10) and Jonathan (5).
"I thank you for learning more about our ministry. I pray God blesses you and uses you for his glory." Prayerfully, Rev. Pastor Josue Octeus Founder & Executive Director, Samaritan's Heart Haiti National & International Representative, Evangelical Churches of the Living Word