Fred St Amand Jr. Would Like To Extend His Deepest Condolences To The Many Friends & Family Of Pastor Charles Rejouis.
Our beloved Pastor Charles Rejouis went home to be with the Lord on September 11, 2018 at 8:40 in the morning. Charles was the son of Deacon Espagne Rejouis and Clarita Rejouis, both deceased. Born on May 11, 1943 at Haiti State University General Hospital, he was raised and educated in his native city of Port-au-Prince, where he played soccer as a teenager and became a brilliant defensive midfielder. Upon a spiritual awakening, he abandoned all his secular activities to dedicate his life to the Lord. He entered the Pentecostal Bible School of Haiti in 1963 and graduated on May 20, 1966. He was ordained while still in seminary in 1965 and served as the assistant pastor of the chapel for five years until he migrated to the United States in 1970. In New York, he joined a church of his former classmates led by Pastor Dugelien Auguste. After a few years with Pastor Auguste, he went to join some of his classmates at the Bible School who founded another church in Brooklyn, where he served until being called in 1980 to take the leadership at Mount Olives Church of God in East Orange, New Jersey. Pastor Charles transformed Mount Olives Church of God from a small congregation of less than 50 members to a prominent Haitian ministry of over 2000 worshipers during the four services at any given Sunday. With some of the same colleagues from his Bible School, he helped to establish Mount Olives Church of God Mission. There are more than 60 churches affiliated with the mission: more than 40 churches in Haiti, 16 in the United States, 1 in Brazil, 1 in Canada, 1 in France, 1 in the Dominican Republic, and 1 in the Bahamas. Pastor Charles helped to establish the Haitian Pastors Association of New Jersey to keep the New Jersey Haitian ministers united in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ and to bring the faithful into fellowship with God. He co-founded L’olivier Magazine that essentially publishes the glory of God. He himself authored several articles and was one of the original advisory committee. In year 2000, the church under his leadership and great vision acquired 2 lots and built a 14, 000 sq. ft. bi-level building on 29-37 N. Essex Ave, in Orange NJ in addition to the sanctuary which is used as a learning center. In December 2015, he embraced the initiative to launch a WEB broadcasting station and founded RADIO OLIVIER to announce the good news to the confines of the Earth. He served as the director of Spiritual and Social affairs for Radio Olivier. Pastor Charles has shepherded Mount Olives Church of God in Orange New Jersey for the past thirty eight years and nine months, and has remained a great community leader. He was a well- respected religious leader in the community who loved people, who loved his native Haiti, and loved the city of Orange. He has always encouraged his congregants to love and to seek the well-being of America, our host country. Pastor Charles met and his wife Bernadette, in 1970. After several years of marriage, God blessed the happy couple with two beautiful children, Charlene Bibiane and Caleb. He became a widower in April 2006. He vowed not to remarry, and carried his vow faithfully until his death. Pastor Charles is survived by, his daughter: Charlene and her husband, Jameson Romain ; his son Caleb Rejouis; his grand-Children: Kenaz, Gian, and Tea; His brothers: Sylvio and his wife, Elizabeth; Samuel and his wife, Estania; Abel and his wife, Olaine; Tony and his wife, Daniella; Joram and his wife, Ruth; Allrich and his wife, Marninne; his brother-in-Law Leon Veillard ; His aunt: Cecile Rejouis ; His uncle: Diderot Rejouis; His many cousins: Jean Albert Rejouis, Gerda Chevalier, Marie Josee Rejouis, Wilner Rejouis, Suze Joseph, Raymonde Rejouis, Anan Louis Rejouis, Herve Rejouis, Edith Rejouis, Marthe Rejouis, Christiane Joassaint, Joseph Rejouis, Marie Rose Rejouis, Moise Rejouis, Marc Rejouis, Norma Rejouis Jerome, Moise Rejouis, Marie Rose Rejouis, Georgette Jean-Louis, Micheline Midi, Yves Anderson Midi, Emmanuel Midi, Yvrose Midi, Lucienne Sanon, His nephews and nieces : Sophia, Rachelle and her husband Jude, Jeffrey and his wife Amber, Widline, Gersandre, Vladimir, Shirley, Nancy and her husband David, Alzie and her husband Oscar, Marc-Abel, Natalie, Pascal and his wife Cindy, Frederick, Joram Isnard, Paul Elie, Gabrielle, Allrich Shamir, Beatrice, and Isaiah; family members and friends, and the great family of Mount Olives Church of God.