Welcome to Emmanuel Haitian Church
Lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. “And let us help each other to love others and to do good.” Hebrews 10:24
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 2Timothy 4: 2
EHAC is founded at the end of 1999 in Clarkston, GA by Pastor Manfred and Renise Saint-Amour in the lounge of the spouses Guy and Myrlene Saint-Amour. Due to a lack of churches of expression creole or French in the community, the church was founded to provide necessary spiritual to the Haitian in Atlanta community. This church began with its first services Sunday night at the Clarkston Baptist Church with the family of the founding pastor and six other members. The needs raised quickly for worship on Sunday morning, it moved in the year 2000 to go to establish in a room of the building owned by the Crossroads Bible Alliance Church at 3466 Covington Hwy, Decatur GA 30032. It was there, where we had the opportunity to have two services on Sundays. In March 2013, the Church purchased a 15,200 sf building at 1719 Redan East, Lithonia, GA 30058. EHAC is currently affiliated with The Christian and Missionary Alliance.
What We Believe:
1. God is one. It is, for all eternity, the only God living and true, creator of heaven and Earth, one in three persons. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
∘ (Exodus 3:14, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, 1 Timothy 6:13-16).
2. Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh. True God and true man, he was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary. He lived without sin and died on the cross for our sins. He was buried and rose again the third day for our justification. In him we have redemption through his blood. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the father Almighty. From there, he will return in person with power and glory to judge the living and the dead and take his redeemed.
∘ (Luke 1:26-35, John 1:1-4; 14-18, Acts 1:1-11, Romans 3: 24-26; 4: 23-24, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; 20-28,
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-17, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, 2 Timothy 4:1, Revelation 20:4-6).
3. The Holy Spirit is God. He is the third person of the Trinity, the equal of the father and the son. He was sent to convince the world of sin, justice and judgment. Also called the comforter, it remains in the believer, leads, teaches and gives him the power to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ. He gives gifts and ministries for the service of God and the edification of the body of Christ.
∘ (Matthew 28: 19, John 14:26; 16:8-14, Acts 1:8 ; 5:3-4, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, Ephesians 4:11-16).
4. The Holy Scriptures, the Bible (including 66 books in all), are the word of God. Divinely inspired, it is infallible and completely trustworthy. It is the supreme authority in matters of faith and conduct of the Church in general and the believer in particular.
∘ (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21).
5. The man was created sinless in the image of God. He deliberately chose to disobey God and thus sin entered the world. The consequence of sin is death, not only physical, but spiritual. All men are born with a sinful nature. They are separated from the life and the knowledge of the true God and can only be saved by the atoning work of Jesus Christ.
∘ (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-21, John 1: 9-13, Romans 3:23 ; 5: 15-21, Ephesians 4:18).
6. Salvation is offered to all men, by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ who shed his blood for the remission of sins. All who repent and believe in him are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. They become children of God and receive the gift of life eternal.
∘ (John 1:9-13 ; 3:14-21; 17:3, Acts 4:12, Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:1-8, 1 Timothy 2:5, Titus 3:4-7).
8. God's will is for every believer to be filled with the Holy Spirit and be fully sanctified. Sanctification is to be separated from sin and the world to give himself to God and do his will. The Holy Spirit is the agent of sanctification. It makes the believer to lead a Holy life according to the word of God.
∘ (Romans 12:1-2, Ephesians 5:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 1:15-22).
9. Water baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper or table of the Lord under both species (bread and wine) are two orders imposed by the Lord Jesus Christ himself. They are the visible sign of the spiritual graces of God. By themselves, they do not have the power we give divine grace and are not a means of salvation.
∘ (Matthew 28: 9-20, Mark 16:15-16, Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
10. All those that make the experience of the new birth form one body, the Church, which Christ is the head, that is, the supreme leader.
∘ (1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 1: 22-23; 2: 14-22; 4:15).
11. Satan is a fallen angel, whose purpose is to supplant God, to take his glory and thwart his plans. Its purpose, as well as his angels is the condemnation to eternal punishment.
∘ (Matthew 25: 41, Revelation 12:9; 20: 2-3, 10).
12. It will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead, the righteous and the unrighteous. The righteous, i.e. the believers in Christ will rise to life and eternal bliss; the wrong-doers, i.e. unbelievers will rise to judgment and eternal punishment.
∘ (Matthew 25:46, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 20: 11-15; 21: 7-8).