“Action Evangelique” was founded in 1978. The founding members were Rev. Dr. Ramino Olivier, Rev. Jean Theodore, and Sr. Emma St. Phard. They were later joined by other Pastors, such as Rev. Dr. Philius Nicolas, Rev. Rodriche St. Juste, and many others.
Their sole motive was to spread the Gospel of Jesus-Christ throughout the city of Brooklyn. They mostly organized evangelical rallies and crusades to attain their goal. The evangelical crusades were usually held at “Gospel Crusade Church of the Pentecost Ebenezer“, located on the corner of Utica Avenue and Crown Street, Brooklyn. The association still keeps this tradition today.
The Crusades are organized from second Sunday to the third Sunday of August of each year. The association also initiated the celebration of the Bible in the Brooklyn region every second Sunday of December in the afternoon. The celebration is held at a different location (local church) every year where all churches and Pastors who are part of the association gather together in significant numbers for that big event.
Historically and traditionally, “Action Evangelique” used to have two big events every year: The Evangelical Crusade in August and the Bible Celebration in December. After over thirty years of ruling, the President of the association, Rev. Ramino Olivier, passed the torch to a new leadership team in January 2010. The new leadership team initiated some tremendous reforms within the association and skillfully designed a new program and presented a new vision for the association.
Among the important reforms initiated by the new team include an inclusive and alternate leadership style, an around-the-year system of evangelization, and the introduction of a Social Service Chapter to address the social needs of the members and the community as a whole.