Leadership

Pastors and Staff

David and Janis Betzer

Lead Pastors

Pastor David and Janis Betzer have been married for 37 years.  In that time they have been living out the powerful message of Jesus around the world. They’ve been lead pastors at Evangel Church International since 2018.  Prior to joining the greater Miami community they have served as Senior Pastors, Youth and Worship Pastors and  served as Missionaries in South Africa for 16 years.  They founded and lead Lighthouse Children’s Shelter in Rustenburg, South Africa where orphans and HIV vulnerable children were sheltered and restored.

Janis hails from Central Illinois and David has roots in Ohio (go Buckeyes!).  David and Janis have four awesome children and 3 of the most amazing grandchildren.  David and Janis are graduates of Central Bible College and David was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his leadership in practical theology as a missionary in Africa.  In their free time they love to explore the Miami area, David loves a good game of golf and Janis loves walking on the beach and riding her bike.

Gilbert Harris

Associate Pastor

A native of Jamaica, West Indies, Pastor Gilbert became a part of the ECI family in 1986 and  joined the staff in April of 1994. He has served in various capacities over the years including Minister of Music, School of Ministry Coordinator, Marriage Ministry Director to name a few. Present responsibilities include Celebration Choir, Pastoral Care, Life Groups Coordinator and Outreach Ministries Liaison. Pastor Gilbert has been  married to his beautiful wife,  Mable for 36 years.  They love to introduce people to their Jamaican cuisine and also travel. They are the parents of two adult children, Brian and Jessica and grandparents to Micaiah. 

Clinton Powell Jr

Associate Pastor

A native of St. Thomas USVI, Pastor Clinton K. Powell has been a part of the ECI family since the tender age of 5 years old and joined the staff in 2014. He served in various capacities over the years including Youth Leader, Young Adult Leader and most recently Pastor of Student Ministries. Present responsibilities include Growth Track and Dream Team Coordinator and Church Operations. He is married to Sophia and they are the parents of the brightest world changers this side of heaven, Callen and Caden.

Nelson Beaubrun Jr

Student Pastor

A native of Miami, Florida, Pastor Nelson became a part of the ECI family in 2004 and officially joined the staff of ECI in April 2018. He has served in various capacities over the years including Drama Ministry Leader,  an Adult Leader of  iOne Student Ministry and Middle School Student Pastor.  Present responsibilities include Student Ministry Pastor, Teen Mentorship Director, Drama Team Leader and Pastoral oversight of Production, Storytellers, Stage Design and ICR8 Teams.  Pastor Nelson graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. When he is not hanging with students he enjoys working out.

Gary Smith Jr

Young Adult Leader

A native of Miami, FL.,  Gary became a part of the ECI Family in 2015. He has served in various leadership roles in iOne Student Ministries.  He is presently serving as the Young Adult Leader for Reset Miami, which is a power pact service every Thursday evening for young adults of the greater Miami area.  Gary enjoys playing the guitar, fishing and basketball with the guys.

Jerry Jean-Philippe

Music and Production Director

A native of Miami, FL., Jerry became a part of the ECI Family in 2004.  He has served in many areas including Youth Worship, Youth Band, Drama Ministry, iOne Student Leadership, Life Impact Mentorship, and Production Team Leadership. He has been a musician for 12 years and he enjoys making music, traveling and intellectual conversations.

Charmaine Brown

Finance Manager

A native of Jamaica, West Indies, Charmaine became a part of the ECI family in 1984 and officially joined the staff in 1994 as Finance Manager.  She has also served in Celebration choir for many years. Charmaine has been married to Lincoln for 44 years and they have 4 children.  She loves being a grandmother, vacationing and cruising with the family.

Rochelle Harris

Office Manager

A native of Jamaica, West Indies, Rochelle became a part of the ECI family in 1998 and officially joined the staff in 2007.  She has served as a Student Leader and a Young Adult Leader and she currently serves as the interim Kids Church Leader, a ministry that she has been a part of for 20 years.