Our Pastor

Reverend Pierre Louis Merone was chosen by Pastor Jonassaint before his death to lead First Haitian Baptist Church of Naples because of his courage and dedication. Raised in a Christian home Pastor Merone always knew his calling was to serve the Lord. He graduated from Baptist Seminary of Louisiana in 1987.

Pastor Merone is not only a man of faith; he is professional, motivated and aware of his work with the congregation, and his duty as a leader throughout the community of Naples. He loves to participate in all civic and social meetings and learning new ways to inspire others. His love for Christ led him to obtain his Master’s Degree from Life Christian University in December 2012.

For years, Pastor Pierre Louis Merone has chaired the Association of Naples Pastors. A Christian organization that was formed by leaders of different sects including: Baptist, Independent, Nazarene, and Assembly of God. Pastor Merone, who was previously enrolled as an active member of this association, became the counselor, treasurer, secretary, and finally its current president. As President of the Association of Naples Pastors, Rev. Pierre Louis Merone invites all pastors and other religious leaders in Naples, whatever their denomination, to take part in working together for the well-being of the community of Naples.

Rev. Pierre Louis Merone is thankful for all the members of the First Haitian Baptist Church of Naples, including the Executive Committee, choral groups, musicians, technicians, assistant pastors, bus drivers, and supporters from other organizations for their prayers, encouragement, and their contribution to the work of Jesus Christ.


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16