As a child, growing up in Haiti with his nine siblings, Philippe remembers always having a feeling about God. He not only believed God was real, but he also knew in his heart that Hell was real and he didn’t want to go there! So, at age 16 he asked some missionaries to pray with him and he accepted Christ as his savior.
Years later Philippe came to the Dominican Republic to study psychology at a university. While still working on his degree, he took a job teaching French at the G.O. Kids School. It was there that he met and became friends with a fellow Haitian, Wilbert Romain, (See Wilby’s bio on this website.) Wilby shared with his new friend his vision to start a Haitian church in Hoya del Caimito, and together, with God’s blessing, they did just that.
God then called Philippe to return to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to open a Clinic of Psychology. In his work, Philippe meets mostly with children and families, incorporating God’s word in his counseling session. He loves seeing minds and hearts change and transform, but his mission is a challenging one as family dysfunction, drug addiction, and issues of abuse and abject poverty are common obstacles. Philippe often must go to the people rather than wait for them to come to the clinic. More often than not, people are unable to pay him for his services.
Philippe’s vision is to see children in Haiti become the people God designed them to be. Also, he greatly desires to have a partner who will join him in the work of bringing psychological and spiritual help to the families of Port-au-Prince.
Philippe is married to Noldine Dobrezil and they have a young daughter named Neydine.