According to the late Fr. Gregory Williams, St. Augustine’s Church was born of a providential encounter in Jacmel in early 1999. A young man, who was seeking the Orthodox way spent hours questioning Fr. Gregory about the faith and the church. He would come back daily with more questions and a growing faith. In the fall of that year, he and his brother-in-law attended their first Orthodox services in the capital and in short order were joined by others, all young men, who were soon made catechumens and in due course were baptized. This young man is now the reader, Nicolas Neptune, who serves as the warden of St. Augustine’s Church and the director of the school that is on the same property. They were nurtured on the Prayer Book and Psalter that were given to them by Fr. Gregory. He also began to train them in the proper method of doing readers’ services. By 2003, the parish was not only made up of young men but also children and older Haitians. They were soon bursting at the seams and clearly needed a larger space. By God’s love, suitable land was purchased and chapel construction began. By 2006 this chapel was completed with a secure sanctuary and a large nave, roofed in but open on three sides. The site is constructed to allow for a second story and is adjacent to the Orthodox School of St. Augustine. Our hope is that the Church and the school will be finished and a library and medical clinic can be added.