Noelson Chery


My name is Noelson Chery. I am very excited that you have taken the time to visit the website of First Haitian Metanoia Baptist Church where I serve as Pastor. I have the most awesome privilege of being the founder of this family oriented church. We are a church that cares.

 I was born and raised in Haiti, and moved to the United States at the age of 27. I have been married with my lovely and God-fearing wife Edna Chery since 1997. We are most grateful unto God for blessing our family with four wonderful young men (Noelson II, Jeshua, Immanuel K, and Jordy our nephew) who continue to walk in the fear of the Lord. My wife Edna is, and has always been my number one and strongest supporter. I never will be able to repay her for her countless hours of prayer spent before the throne of God on my behalf, crying out for wisdom and guidance that I so desperately need for the work of ministry. Through the years, Edna has served in several ministries, but she has a special calling for evangelistic outreach, children’s ministry and ministry to the elderly.

God’s calling on my life has always been clear to me. Serving in ministry is the greatest fulfillment. God has prepared me both theologically and academically for so great and challenging a task.

By the power of his might, God has led me to earn a bachelor’s degree in theology from Philadelphia Biblical University, currently known as Cairn University, and a master’s degree in Languages and Cultures from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Yet the accolades of the world don’t mean much to me. My joy and purpose in life is to serve my God and King Jesus Christ my Lord.

 I am very passionate about the systematic study of the Word of God.  As a pastor-teacher, I try to live according to the standards prescribed in 2 Tim 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Should you visit our church some day, you will find that First Haitian Metanoia Baptist Church is intentional in the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry. Above all, I pray that you find in First Haitian Metanoia Baptist Church a place that facilitates a personal relationship and communion with the Lord Jesus Christ, a safe place for you and your family. Our church exists to proclaim the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ, a testimony of God’s unconditional love for you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us/visit us either online or in person.

Thank you,

May the peace of God rest upon your life.

Noelson Chery,


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Edna Chery

Edna Chery is the wife of Noelson Chery, the pastor of First Haitian Metanoia Baptist Church. Edna and Noelson have been blessed by God with three sons Noelson II, Jeshua and Immanuel, and Jordy Chery their nephew. Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Edna attended Bolosse Baptiste church with her parents until she moved to the United States of America in 1997. Edna accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior in her teenage years and was later baptized at the age of 18. Because of her love for the Word of God, Edna volunteered to work with both younger kids and young people her age. Edna is particularly grateful to her mother Mrs. Cherimene Anger who raised her and her siblings according to the word of God, and who made sure that they displayed godly behavior in their everyday lives.

 Edna met and married Noelson at Bolosse Baptiste church. Since 1998, she has been supporting her husband who’s been called by God, and chosen by him for the work of ministry. Looking back now, she believes that the Lord had brought them together to fulfill His divine plan and purpose. “Nothing is a coincidence about our lives, she says”

Most importantly, Edna’s life story has been about pursuing God and displaying the deep love of Christ to all whose paths she crosses. She enjoys spending time in God’s presence and learning about the provisions that we believers have through the blood of Christ Jesus our Lord (Col 2:15). She and her husband share no greater dream but to share the tremendous love of God for mankind as he offered his only Son Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice so we can be reconciled with him and have eternal life. May God’s will be done in our lives, in our families, in our churches and in our land.

Jesus Christ is knocking at your door right now. Please let him in.


Ondy Previlus

Ondy Previlus ministry experience includes teaching Sunday school for the youth and Worship Director. He has been married to his wonderful wife Diana for 15 years and has been blessed with four beautiful children. Ondy was born in Port- au- Prince, Haiti and moved to the United States at 20 years old. Ondy feels blessed to have the calling of God in his life and is passionate about Living for Christ. His favorite pastime is singing songs in the “Chants D’Esperance”, which is a Traditional Haitian Hymnal Book. His favorite Scripture is Exodus 14:14, which says “The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” KJV

Diane Previlus

Diana Previlus currently serves as a Sunday School Teacher at First Haitian Metanoia Baptist  Church but has a history of serving the body of Christ since her teenage years. Her ministry roles have included Church Secretary, Worship Leader, and Outreach and Missions initiatives.

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Diana moved to Philadelphia, PA after getting married in 2005. God has blessed her union with four wonderful children. Her greatest joy is when her husband, Ondy, leads prayer and bible study with the children as she watches them grow in the knowledge and Love of Jesus Christ.

Her greatest desire is to help and serve others for the Glory of God while pointing the world to Jesus Christ. Her favorite scripture is John 8:12 which says, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” KJV