Mullery Jean-Pierre is the Senior Pastor of Beraca Baptist Church located in Canarsie Brooklyn NY. When he was called out of corporate America, he left his management position at a Wall Street firm and never looked back. Born in Haiti to a Haitian father and a Dominican mother, married to his Jamaican wife, having a Puerto Rican daughter-in-law, an African American son-in-law and a Trinidadian sister-in-law Mullery feels right at home leading a multicultural congregation. Under his leadership Beraca Baptist Church grew from 80 members into a multicultural congregation of 1200 worshippers.Though, a predominantly Haitian/Haitian-American church, it is home to 17 different nationalities. As Mullery’s desire to reach the community grew, He founded the Beraca Community Development Corporation (BCDC). His work in the community includes: youth development programs, a food pantry and serving seniors at a local seniors adult day care center. BCDC partners with their local high school to provide employment and mentoring for their students. BCDC recently partnered with the Districts Attorney’s office’s Alternative Sentencing Program to provide alternative forms of rehabilitation to those who’ve committed misdemeanor or petty crimes. Mullery’s work with BCDC has captured the attention of many leaders in the community both in the public and private sector.
After the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, Mullery extended BCDC to Haiti and is currently in 4 cities: Leogane, Cabaret, Jeremie and Cape Haitian. BCDC does 5 things in Haiti:
– Train and develop Pastors and leaders. Currently training 1700 leaders.
– Create Jobs: BCDC created and sustained approximately 400 jobs through their motorcycle taxis, Micro-lending and mini bus service.
– Conduct mobile medical clinics where they bring healthcare to thousands of underserved Haitians through the local churches in their community.
– Using certified US Haitian-American teachers, BCDC train and equip teachers and principles to provide a world-class education to their students.
– BCDC plant churches. Churches are the hubs for spiritual and socio-economic health and development in the Haitian communities.
Pastor Mullery’s leadership in the US and in Haiti has gained the recognition from the media, non government organization (NGO’s), elected officials and dignitaries alike. His work has been written about in the local and international newspapers including the NY Times. He was featured on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and the Public Broadcasting Network (PBS). He is considered an influential Christian leader in NYC by World Vision who invited him to a summit in Washington DC which included a meeting at the White House. He was invited to an invitation-only meeting with Department of Housing (DOH) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who sought advice on how to better inform the church community on the services the government can provide to them.
Mullery serves in the executive capacity with several organizations:
He is the director of Converge Worldwide’s Haitian Ministry Expansion Team where his priorities are starting and strengthening Haitian churches in the US and Haiti. He provides leadership to
approximately 40 Haitian churches in the US. As 2nd vice president for 69th precinct Clergy Council as well as clergy liaison, Mullery helps to bridge the gap between the community and the NYC Police Department.
With an active schedule, Mullery’s priority is to his wife Cacheta, six children and seven grandchildren. Together his family serves their extended family at Beraca Baptist Church.