Eglise Evangelique Libre de Berard-In 1999 Henoc Lucien decided to move and build a house for his family in Berard, a village in the southeastern part of Cap Haitien. Over the next several years, many short-term missions teams came to assist in the construction. This building would not only house Henoc and his family, but it would also be a place for guests and short-term missions teams to stay while they were in Haiti. However there were no churches in the surrounding village. Most of the people were unsaved. There were no marriages. People began having children when they were teenagers and it seemed like the situation kept on getting worse. Henoc felt a little bit strange moving in such a neighborhood and began to envision the need to spread the Gospel through some form of organized evangelistic outreach.
That summer, there were several young men who came from a Bible school in Port au Prince to do their pastoral internship at the EFC of Cap-Haitien. A team came from the United States with the desire to do personal evangelism. So, 20 teams of four were organized and they began spreading the good news of the Gospel around Berard. For one week, the teams would leave around 8:00 am, take a break for lunch, and then go back in the afternoon with the intent of sharing the good news with every single person in the neighborhood. At night, different meetings were held outdoors showing evangelistic movies and sharing more about the changes Jesus could make in an individual's life. By the end of the week, there were more than five hundred conversions within the village of Berard and Cardouche. A ministry was born within those areas.
In the years following many were baptized. Lives were changed. A piece of property was purchased in the hopes that a church could some day be built in Berard. In the meantime, the Berard church met in Henoc Lucien's backyard under a gazebo. Eventually, with the help of missions teams, a new church building was erected and the Berard church continues to grow and impact the local community.