Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti where he grew up, Dr. Joël Hilaire graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1986 at the age of twenty-five. On September 11, 1998 he married the love of his life, Claire E. Jean-Louis, who is also from Haiti. They have been blessed with four children and seven grandchildren.
With a strong calling in his life to serve, Dr. Hilaire shortened his medical career to dedicate more time to the church and attend to people’s spiritual needs as well. He was ordained the pastor of Orlando Gospel Assembly on November 30, 2007. He is the author of six books and is still serving God’s people in Orlando, Florida.