About Us

Our Mission

Primitive Haitian Church works to be a church whose heartfelt praise and worship touches heaven down to earth. We are a church that reaches out to people and introduces them to the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Our Story


Our team of leaders truly believe in the saying that a leader’s actions are supposed
to inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more. We work
together to help individuals develop a keen relationship with Christ, and develop
their God given talent to do God’s work. We truly strive to accomplish the
mission that God has given us which is to “go and make disciples of all the
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy
Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)

Francius Pierre


Pastor Francius Pierre was born into a Christian family in the region of St Marc, Haiti. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lanier Pierre, are hard-working Christians who strongly believe in education. Pastor Pierre is the sixth child among his twelve brothers and sisters. He attended Evangelique White Rock de St Marc for his primary education and went on for his secondary education at Centre d’Etude Classique de St Marc. He later migrated to Port-au-Prince to complete his high school education at ‘Les Normaliens Reunis” in 1987. Pastor Francius Pierre continued towards a higher education. He now holds a certificate in Accounting and Business Management from the School of Commerce Julien Craan.

Pastor Pierre attended Theological School in Bollosse, Haiti from 1989-1993. After earning his degree in Theology, he immigrated to the United States where he received a Certificate in Conflict Management and started working in Florida. Being a man with a passion for learning, Pastor Pierre continued to pursue more training by going back to school and earning his CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) certificate in 2007-2008. Then, Pastor Pierre and his family migrated to the DMV area, and began working at Georgetown University Hospital.

Francois Michel

Francois Michel

Deacon Francois Michel is the Associate Senior Pastor of Cornerstone. He has a passion for God’s Word and loves to teach people how they can engage with it for themselves, which is why he wrote the book, Learn to Study the Bible. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from New York University, a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Veritas Evangelical Seminary, and is just about finished with a Masters of Divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Andy also serves as adjunct faculty at Calvary Chapel Bible College where he teaches classes on Bible Study Methods, Disciple Making, and some books of the Bible.
On September 11th, 2001, God first became real to Andy as he found himself running from the collapsing Twin Towers in NYC. That’s obviously a longer story, and if you’d like to hear it now you can watch this short video.
Andy is married to Shannon and has three cute kids: Abigail, Gideon, and Titus. The Deane family lives in Murrieta right near In-N-Out (that’s kind of why they bought that house) and they would love to get to know you more.


Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.”- Proverbs 11:14

Lorette Pierre

First Lady and Women Ministry Leader

Eve Michel

Main Secretary

Josiane Amazon

Children’s Director

Therese Aris


Linda Elira

Sunday School Professor

Esther Pierre

Social Media Leader

Benita Cherichel

Outreach Ministry Director



Pastor Francius and Lorette Pierre took responsibility of Primitive Haitian Church.


Before Haiti’s earthquake, our pastor had a vision to start our annual revival with the theme Vi’n Di Bondye Mesi Pou Tout Bagay  (Give God Thanks For All Things). (1 Thessalonian 5:18)


PHC accomplished a major milestone in becoming an independent church while continuing partnerships with its many denominational affiliates.


PHC initiated its first efforts to support the local community by feeding the homeless in the DC region.

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