Vice President of the Latin America & Caribbean Regions
In December 2006, Edouard Lassegue was named Vice President of the Latin America and Caribbean Region for Compassion International. Prior to this, Edouard had served as the Haiti Country Director for 11 years, then Associate Area Director and Area Director for the Central America and Caribbean area for four years.
Edouard was born and raised in Haiti in a Catholic family. At the age of 13, he started attending a neighborhood Bible club where he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. He became a leader in the club and learned to teach and preach there. Upon his high school graduation, he received a scholarship to study in America. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s in Bible education and a master’s in educational administration and supervision.
After five years in America, he returned to Haiti, eager to serve and make a difference for God in his country. He started a church and pastored it for 17 years, until he moved to Florida in 2004.
Edouard is married to Gina, a Christian school teacher, and they have three children. In addition to their ministries in Compassion and in the local Christian school, Edouard and Gina lead the children and youth ministries in their local church.