Meet Our Leadership Team

Patrice Hien and Celine

Pastor Patrice came to Christ in 2002 and graduated seminary in 2014. He serves as the Director of Ministry and Missions for Shattering Darkness, is head of the Pastor Training Institute (PTI) and is Senior Pastor at the Kpakpara church. His wife, Celine is a teacher in the Lighthouse Christian School and active in Women’s Ministry. They have 4 sons and 3 daughters including 2 foster children. Their ages range from 14 years to 5 months. Patrice is very grateful for his family and the grace that the Lord allows each day. He asks for prayer that all of their children will understand the Gospel of Christ and give their lives to Jesus, as Savior and Lord and that they all would take their education seriously. Also please pray that God will give both he and Celine His wisdom and knowledge for His ministry.

Pascal and Madeleine

Pastor Pascal came to Christ in 2005 and he and his wife, Madeleine (Mado), are both 2nd year students at Bible School. He serves as the Co-Pastor of the church at Kpakpara and assists Pastor Patrice Hien in leading the overall ministry. Madeline has been a key leader in Women’s Ministry. They have 1 son and 2 daughters, ages 10 to 3. They ask for prayer that God would continue to protect their children, their marriage and their health. Pray also for their son and older daughter who will remain with family locally while they are 6 hours away at Bible School.

Simplice and Severine

Pastor Simplice came to Christ in 2004 and is currently a Bible student at the Pastor Training Institute (PTI). He serves as a Senior Pastor of the church at Kpakpara, recently moving from the church at Naro. He and his wife, Severine, have 2 sons and 1 daughter, ages 10 to 3. Pastor Simplice praises God for the lives of their 3 children and asks for prayer that they will come to know Christ and live according to His will. He requests prayer for the health of their family and for faith and spiritual growth in their home. He sincerely asks for prayer that they would have wisdom, intelligence, courage and patience toward the people with whom God has entrusted them and that they would love their church members even more.

Pastor Bassa

Pastor Bassa came to Christ in 2001 and graduated Bible School in 2012. He is currently the Senior Pastor at the church in Kamkora. He and his wife, Odette, have 10 children between the ages of 31 and 12. Pastor Bassa requests prayer that he will be faithful to and accomplish the task God has entrusted to him. Pray also for his family and the extended family members who do not know Jesus as Savior and pray that their grown children will know the importance of hard work to meet their needs.

Pastor Frederic Da

Pastor Frederic came to Christ in 2002 and is current a Bible student at the Pastor Training Institute (PTI). He serves as the Senior Pastor of the church at Tjenjiero. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have 5 daughters, ages 15 to 3, and the youngest are twins! Please pray that his children and he, himself, will take their studies seriously. He asks for prayer that he will be able to learn more and more of the Lord to better serve Him in ministry. Pastor Frederic asks for prayer for the health of their family and especially that his wife will be healed from elephantitis. He seeks God’s intervention to prolong his eyesight, as he is expected to go blind due to fertilizer blowing into his eyes.

Pastor Michel Da

Pastor Michel came to Christ in 2002 and is currently a Bible Student at the Pastor Training Institute (PTI). He serves as the Senior Pastor of the church at Bapla-Birifor. He and his wife, Madeleine, have 3 sons, ages 12 to 18 months. Pastor Michel asks for prayer that their family would be a positive example to other church members and that God would provide health and salvation for their children. Please also pray that their children will take their studies seriously. Please pray that God will give him and his wife the ability to persevere in ministry, that God will provide their spiritual and physical needs and that they will grow in Biblical knowledge for improved ministry in the church.

Pastor Evarice Dabiré

Pastor Evarice came to Christ in 2006 and is currently a Bible student at the Pastor Training Institute (PTI). He serves as the Senior Pastor of the church at Bisserké. He and his wife, Kristine, have 1 daughter and 2 sons, ages 10 to 3. Pastor Evarice asks for prayer that he and his wife will have wisdom and intelligence in the work of God and that their marriage and family will exhibit the love of Christ and unity. Also pray for others to see a family modeled after the will of Christ Jesus and that they will have their physical and spiritual needs met by God. Pray that the Lord will save their moms and family members who are in still in the darkness of the world.

Pastor Robert Dabiré

Pastor Robert came to Christ in 2007 and is currently a Bible student at the Pastor Training Institute (PTI). He serves as the Pastor/Leader at the church at Tanpuo. He and his wife, Noeline, ask for your prayers that God would bless them with children. Also please pray for peace and harmony in their marriage and that they will obey God to go wherever He tells them and serve Him joyfully without fear. Pray that Robert will take his studies at the PTI seriously.

Pastor Maturin Hien

Pastor Maturin came to Christ in 2002 and serves as the Senior Pastor of the church at Balembar. He and his wife, Joceline, have 1 son and 2 daughters, ages 9 to 1. They thank God for all He has done for them. They ask you to pray that God would help them to serve Him. Please pray that God will protect their marriage and their children against satanic attack. Pray for their children to take their education seriously and that their children will hear and respond to God’s Word, wooing them to Himself.

Pastor Romaric Poda

Pastor Romar came to Christ in 2000 and is a Bible student at the Pastor Training Institute (PTI). He serves as the Senior Pastor of the church at Navielgan, our first church plant. He and his wife, Lydie, have 4 daughters and 2 sons, ages 22 to 7. They ask for prayer for the health of the family and for the spiritual life of their children, that all of them would come to know Christ. They seek prayer for peace and unity in their home and that their family would grow in faith.

Pastor Jean-Marc Somda

Pastor Jean-Marc came to Christ in 2003 and is currently a student at the Pastor Training Institute (PTI). He serves as Senior Pastor at the church at Tenkiedougou. He and his wife, Sandrine, have 1 daughter and 1 son, ages 5 and 3. They ask you to pray for their marriage to remain strong and that God would help them advance in their spiritual lives. Pray that God will keep them healthy and that He will help them lead their children to knowledge of Him. Pray that they will be faithful to the task that God has given them.

Pastor Josué Somda

Pastor Josué came to Christ in 2007 and is currently a Bible student at the Pastor Training Institute (PTI). He serves as the Senior Pastor of the church in Nakar. He and his wife, Pelagie, have 2 sons, ages 5 and 2. Josué asks for prayer that his spiritual walk in Christ will deepen and that he will have wisdom, discernment and knowledge for the ministry. Pray that he will give himself 100% to the ministry and will love his task. Please also pray for health and peace for his family.

Pastor Alber Somé

Pastor Albert came to Christ in 2004 and is currently a Bible student at the Pastor Training Institute (PTI). He serves as the Senior Pastor at the church at V-1. He and his wife, Albertine, have 3 sons and 1 daughter, ages 9 to 3. They ask for prayer that God will strengthen their home and will provide for their spiritual and personal needs. Please pray that God will give Pastor Albert and Albertine courage and will provide His peace as they serve Him.

Pastor Claude Somé

Pastor Claude came to Christ in 2008 and is currently a Bible student at the Pastor Training Institute (PTI). He serves as the Senior Pastor of the church at Kamkaniba. He and his wife, Evaline, have 2 sons and 1 daughter, ages 10 to 5. They ask for prayer that God will help them persevere in the ministry and that God will give them knowledge, wisdom, discernment, courage and physical and spiritual peace in their home. Please pray that God will give them always His love in their home and His love toward their church members who they call, “our sheep”.

Pastor Joel Somé

Pastor Joel came to Christ in 2003 and graduated Bible School in 2012. He serves as the Senior Pastor of the church at Nané. He and his wife, Martine, have 2 sons and 2 daughters, ages 12 to 1 (the twins are 1 year old). They ask for prayer for the health and protection for their family and that the children will make an effort in school. Please also pray for spiritual perseverance in the home and for God’s peace and joy in their family.

Pastor Marcel Somé

Pastor Marcel came to Christ in 2004 and graduated from Bible School in 2014. He serves as Senior Pastor at the church in Naro, recently moving from the Co-Pastor position at Kpakpara. He and his wife, Marceline, have 2 daughters and 1 son, ages 11 to 4. They ask for prayer for the health of their family, as their children often have malaria. Please pray for love in the home and that God will provide wisdom as they budget for their family needs. Pastor Marcel asks for prayer that God will give him the courage to serve God eternally.