FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2018
ANNOUNCEMENT: PRESTIGIOUS, DYNAMIC ORANGE, NJ PASTOR CHARLES REJOUIS DIES
It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our beloved senior pastor Charles Rejouis, who went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Pastor Charles Rejouis was a distinguished member of the clergy, a true hero and champion of the Christian faith. He leaves a big void at Mount of Olives Church of God and those whose lives he touched around the world during his 53 years of ministry will certainly miss him.
Born on May 11, 1943, Charles Rejouis was raised and educated in his native Port-au-Prince Haiti where he played soccer as a teenager and became a brilliant defensive midfielder. Upon a spiritual experience, he abandoned all his secular activities to dedicate his life to the ministry. He graduated from the Pentecostal Bible School of Haiti on May 20, 1966 and was subsequently ordained as an Assistant Pastor at the school chapel, where he served until he migrated to the United States in 1970.
Pastor Rejouis joined a church of his former classmates from the Pentecostal Bible School in Brooklyn and served there until 1980 when he took over as Senior Pastor of Mount Olives Church of God, now located at 24 Cleveland Street, Orange, New Jersey. Listed below are just a few noteworthy ministry accomplishments under his leadership.
- He transformed Mount Olives Church of God from a small congregation of barely 40 to one of the most prominent Haitian ministries in Essex County with roughly 2,000 worshippers at any given Sunday service.
- He founded Mount Olives Church Mission as an organized effort to plant new churches and connect all MOC churches here in the US and abroad to make disciples of all nations.
There are 61 Local Mount Olives Church of God in existence: 40 in Haiti, 15 in the United States and 1 respectively in Canada, in Brazil, in Paris, in the Dominican Republic and in the Bahamas.
- He co-founded the Haitian Pastors Association of New Jersey to keep them united in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to bring men’s souls into fellowship with God. Pastor Rejouis was a strategic thinker.
- He co-founded L’Olivier Magazine that essentially publishes the glory of God. He himself authored several articles and was one of the three members of the Censorship Committee.
- In year 2000, the church acquired 3 residential buildings and inaugurated a 14,000 sq. ft. bi-level edifice on 29-37 N Essex Avenue in Orange, to be used by the church as a learning Center.
- In mid-December 2015 he adhered to the initiative to launch a WEB broadcasting station and founded RADIO OLIVIER to announce the good news to the confines of Earth. He was the Director of Spiritual & Social Affairs of the radio.
Pastor Charles Rejouis has shepherd Mount Olives Church of God in Orange for the past thirty eight years and has remained a great community leader. He became a widower in 2006 with two grown children: Charlene B. Romain and Caleb Rejouis. He was a well-respected religious leader in the community who loved his native Haiti and the city of Orange. He has continuously encouraged his congregation of thousands to love and to seek the well-being of America, our host country.
Two days have been scheduled to celebrate the life of Rev. Charles Rejouis to provide everyone an opportunity to give their final farewell and show support to the family: Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, 2018.
- On Friday, September 28, there will be a viewing from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and in the evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm a memorial service will be held at Mt Olives Church of God located at 24 Cleveland Street in Orange, NJ.
- On Saturday, September 29 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, the funeral services for Pastor Charles Rejouis will be held before his body is laid to rest.
If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Allrich Rejouis at 972-672-3310 or email @ AskUs@mtolivescognj.org or Henri Joseph at (973) 342-2181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.