For Immediate Release
June 27, 2013
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(BPRW) Bishop Victor T. Curry Makes Official Visit to Haiti

(BLACK PR WIRE) – (Miami) Women walking for miles with buckets of water on their heads, people waiting in lines for hours to get a bowl of rice to eat, children housed in hot schools built of corrugated metal, an infrastructure still in disarray, optimistic vendors lining the streets, community water wells, and teachers teaching for months without pay, are some of both the challenges and blessings that Bishop Victor T. Curry, Founding Senior Pastor/Teacher of New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International along with a Missions Ministry team from New Birth witnessed during a one day trip to Haiti, on Friday June 7th, 2013.

Bishop Curry and New Birth have consistently sent resources and lifted prayers to Haiti from the inception of the ministry. After a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti on January 12th 2010, Bishop Curry and New Birth made a commitment to heighten help for the people of Haiti not only at that time, but until help is no longer needed. A few months after the quake, New Birth donated $50,000.00 to four charities that were “on the ground” helping the people of Haiti. Additionally, Bishop Curry started the Hope for Haiti Radio Program on AM 1490 WMBM that focuses on Haiti’s progress and challenges, the “Jesus Cares Program” that provides counseling for Haitian-Americans grappling with the tragedy, and established one of the Church’s facilities as a drop-off center for food and clothing to be sent to the island.

Bishop Curry also established the Haitian-Affairs & Missions Ministry, (HAMM) at New Birth to galvanize Haitian-American members of the church to organize evangelistic and missions projects that will benefit the people of Haiti locally and on the island. Over the years, with New Birth’s full support, Bishop Curry, true to his word, has continued to support Haiti spiritually, and tangibly.

One such show of support was the one day trip to Haiti that was organized by the Director of New Birth’s HAMM, Elder Carlo Ullysse. Bishop Curry, accompanied by a group of ten, including City of North Miami Mayor, Andre Pierre flew to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti for what was in his words; “A life-changing experience! We must continue to pray for and support our brothers and sisters in Haiti.”

The delegation visited Food for the Poor’s Feeding Station in Port-Au-Prince, Harmonie Ministry Church, which also houses a school and a clinic in Derriere Cite Millitaire, and a school that educates over 400 children, Kingdom Kindergarten School in Ruelle Jeune. Witnessing these organizations in action was a blessing as they all received a portion of the initial $50,000.00 donation in 2010. True to his commitment of continued assistance, Bishop Curry also presented three checks totaling an additional $10,000.00 to these deserving organizations. Officials from Food for the poor stated that they will use the funds to build a house in New Birth’s honor for a needy family.

While the group was blessed to see the work that is being done, the consensus however was that so much more needs to be done both for and in Haiti. To that end, Bishop Curry was moved to transition “Hope for Haiti” into a Foundation through which more can be done to help our brothers and sisters in this still devastated island nation.

Through the Foundation, specific initiatives to help with food, water, education and housing will be undertaken, as Bishop Curry and the kind people of New Birth continue to live out their promise to continue to send both help and hope to Haiti.


New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International, under the leadership of founding Senior Pastor/Teacher Bishop Victor T. Curry, D.Min.D.Div., is a 17,000+ member multi-cultural ministry headquartered in North Miami, Florida. Founded in June 1991, this spiritual body, whose only foundation is the Word of God, serves the international community through weekly worship services and Bible study via the Internet and radio, and, through Entities including: the first black owned and operated 24 hour gospel radio station, Stellar Award Radio Station of the Year, AM 1490 New Birth Broadcasting Corporation; Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation at New Birth; Christine Curry Child Development Center at New Birth; Dr. John A. McKinney Christian Academy at New Birth; Dr. EV Hill Bible College at New Birth and New Birth Employment. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 305.685.3700 or toll-free 1.800.254.NBBC or logon to