Francklin and Nerlie Alexis

Haiti

Service Area: International

Role: Children, Youth & Short-Term Coordinator

Ministry Focus

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. This country has gone through turmoil and political unrest for years. But despite financial and political chaos, Haiti is responding to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Francklin was appointed as a missionary of Missions Door in 2006 to serve as the youth and children’s ministries coordinator. He works with the pastors of the churches that are associated with Missions Door in Haiti, helping those churches develop children’s and youth ministries, leadership training, church growth, and English as a second language programs in their local congregations. Francklin is also responsible for organizing camps and Christmas outreach projects. Since January 2010, he’s taken on the role of coordinator for short-term mission teams with Missions Door.

Faith Story

Francklin was born in Gros-Morne, Artibonite, Haiti, and grew up in Port-Au-Prince. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in 1987 and then was baptized. He did not know his father, but when his mother died in 1993, he met Pastor Herode Guillomettre and his life took a new direction.

In 1996, Francklin started serving the Lord in full-time ministry at Friendship Baptist Church in youth ministries, as the children’s ministries coordinator and as Sunday school superintendent.

In 2003, he became a worship leader and preacher in at Victory Baptist Church in Port-Au-Prince, a new church plant of Missions Door at that time. He was also the youth ministry president.

Between 2004 and 2008, God called him to study theology at Christianville University, a school started by American missionaries, where he earned his ministry license. After graduation he became an ordained minister, and continued to serve as a pastor in Missions Door’s Haiti ministry.

In 2009, Francklin moved to Petit Goâve to be the district pastor for three churches. He worked with the leaders, led Bible studies and provided theological training for pastors who did not have that training. He continues to coordinate the children and youth ministries in Petit Goâve and preach there occasionally.

In 2010, Francklin moved to Port-Au-Prince to work as the coordinator for the relief group hospitality home, a facility for short-term mission teams who came because of the earthquake to help the ministry in Haiti.

Francklin came back as pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, the church where he served at the beginning of his ministry, in 2012.

In 2016 Francklin moved to Florida where Nerlie had been living with her family.  His ministry focus remains on Haiti but has now expanded to include Haitian ministry among the large Haitian community in South Florida. He travels two to three times a year to Haiti while continuing to coordinate ministry in between trips. While in Florida he ministers at a Haitian Church, works with short-term teams, and advocates for the Haiti Ministry among churches and individual supporters.

Family

Francklin was born into a Christian family. He and Nerlie were married in December 2011. Their family expanded to three with the birth of their son, Isaiah, in April of 2017.