Pastor Billy Fonfrel was born on September 20, 1979 at rue Canne A Sucre. His father was a Cuban, his name is Papite Fonfrel and his mother is Eugénie Valme de Gressier Haiti. He comes from a family of 7 children on the maternal side and more than 35 brothers on the paternal side. His presence on this earth is living proof of God's miracle.
When Billy was just a little boy, he fell extremely ill, although his grandmother wished him dead, God gave him life. Although he was from a voodoo religious family, he grew up in a Christian household. His mother abandoned him in an orphanage but Mrs. Rosalie Charles took him to her home in a town called Fond des Nègres (South of Haiti) until he was 11 years old. It was only then that he started a new life with his biological family, cousins, aunt and brothers. The transition was not easy, but he still remembered the core values he had been taught during his Christian upbringing. At age 13, Billy dedicated his life to the Lord.
1His first missionary journey
The Gospel of Jesus-Christ has become a way of life for him. In 1996, after recovering from a terrible illness, Billy began his missionary work throughout Haiti. His first missionary trip was to Fond des Nègres, where he grew up and came to know the Lord.
His childhood memories were so deep in this city that he decided to create a non-profit organization called (CECAS) Club of Christian Evangelists in Social Action to continue giving back to his community as the Lord did for him.
CECAS was created to preach the Gospel in words, love and deeds. As a founder, Pastor Billy's main concern was to spread the Word in a way that he could reach young minds and help save lives. He allowed himself to be relaxed and friendly with everyone who crossed his path and was often recognized as a Brother rather than a Pastor. His unique style of leadership paved the way for a broader vision.
Billy began ministering through word and music in church when he was 15 years old. He allowed the Holy Spirit to guide his path and use it to serve those less fortunate who thirsted for the gospel.
2His beginnings as a pastor in Haiti
In early 1997, Billy chose to continue his education and enrolled as a Bible student at Maranatha School of Theology. This eventually led to him becoming the founding minister of the Fraternity Baptist Church in La Saline, Haiti, where he rejoiced and served the Haitian community for 18 years. After 2 years, Pastor Billy Fonfrel has become a leader at the City of God Nazarene Church in Martissant Haiti, where his message has been heard in nearly every city in Haiti, in person, on radio, television and around the world via the Internet. Her purpose in Christ became clearer through each experience, but that was just the beginning. The Lord had bigger plans for this young pastor.
3His involvement as a youth pastor in Florida
In 2000, Billy's mission will continue in Florida. He left Haiti and traveled to Miami where God would continue to lead the way and use his natural talents as a young preacher and musician to develop the youth of the church Jesus-Christ of North Miami. As a youth pastor, working with the younger generation early on was part of the Lord's perfect idea for Billy's life. He shaped Billy by using his approachable personality to build relationships with the kids he leads. The pastor not only taught them the value of the gospel, he made serving the Lord enjoyable by organizing activities and concerts, using music as an escape route to Christ.
4His appearance on Horizon Eclair radio
During his journey, God permitted Pastor Billy to host a gospel program well known by its name “Horizon Éclair Radio Station (14,50 FM stereo).
5His first album as an artist
A few years later he joined the US Armed Forces where he served in the US Army for 8 years. Not only was he a psalmist and a bringer of light, but he also served America by defending the country. While in the military, he still had a deep passion for preaching, singing, and missionary work. His first album titled "Kenbe Jezi Pifo” was produced after its first deployment abroad. Each year, he took 1 days of vacation from the service to go and do missionary work in Haiti: feeding the needy, teaching children the true love of God, distributing toys and preaching the Gospel of Jesus-Christ, he also helped build houses in Haiti and pay for the education of many orphaned young boys and girls.
In 2006, Pastor Billy received the Recognition Award from the Full Gospel Church in New York. He also won first prize in the Military Talent competition with a Creole song “Pouki W”. In 2009, Pastor Billy Fonfrel left New York to return to Haiti where he changed CECAS to OALAV: Oui A La Vie for a greater purpose. Through this organization, he has started many programs such as Impact Nations dealing with social, physical and health issues. Then later he came with Haiti Gospel Talent during a talent show which serves as a bridge for young Haitian Christians. In 2010, he received the HGMA Best Worship Award.
Pastor Billy Fonfrel oversees over 5 churches in Haiti. He is the founder of Shiloh International House of Prayer in Titanyen Haiti.
He has already released 2 albums titled "Kenbe Jezi Pifo” and “Kris Pou Ayiti”.
He has accomplished great things not only in the Haitian community, but around the world. He has visited more than 40 countries around the world and has a powerful testimony that makes him travel from East to West and from North to South on earth. He believes his testimony should be heard by all nations. He has a prophecy to follow and a promise to keep. Through it all, Jesus only made it possible.