BISHOP M.T. JOINER
On January 8th, 2001, Overseer Tim Joiner and family loaded up a 1984 church van and a 12-foot trailer, and headed to Belize, via Mexico. The January night they left, it was raining and sleeting terribly. After many days of traveling, in spite of breakdowns and problems with the Mexican authorities, they made it to Belize.
The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Belize was established and a church was begun in the living room of a home owned by a woman who had family in the church of the then Pastor, A.L. Lyle, in Jeanerette, LA. They quickly outgrew the living room and a church was built out of poles, cut down from the jungle, covered with plastic tarps. They worshipped under this structure on sawdust floors, for almost two years. God blessed them to purchase a piece of property in a wonderful location, in the center of the village of Guinea Grass. Today, a beautiful church, home and dormitories sit on this piece of land.
Today there are six established Churches along with many preaching points under the ministry of Bishop Joiner and the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Belize. Bishop Joiner’s vision for the work in Belize includes further expansion through new Churches and preaching points and the establishment of a Bible School for the training of Pastors, preachers and Christian workers.
MISSIONARIES JOSE AND HALEY HERNANDEZ
In 2009, Haley Joiner, Bishop Joiner’s eldest daughter, married Jose Hernandez. To this union was born two daughters, Josey and Haverly. Together, they now Pastor the headquarters Church as well as local outreach. Sis. Hernandez also serves as Administrator for the Apostolic Pentecostal Church and is an accomplished singer & musician. Bro. Hernandez is the resident, “Jack-of-all-trades” and can always be seen at work.
MISSIONARIES DONNIE AND SHERYL HARRIS
Donnie and Sheryl Harris, along with their two children, Isaac and Lydia, began their tenure in Belize in January 2017, under the leadership of Bishop Tim Joiner. They are not strangers to hard work and the mission field, as they served in Brazil for two years, beginning in 2015. Bro. Harris ministers in many of our daughter works & preaching points and lends a helping hand wherever it's needed. Sis. Harris has helped lighten the load with her musical and singing ability. They work together, assisting in both, the youth and Sunday school departments.
MISSIONARIES MARK AND LORRAINE JOINER
Mark T. Joiner II came with his family to Belize and, in 2005, married Lorraine Humes. Their family grew upon the birth of their daughter, MarKaly, and the adoption of their daughter, Lillian. Their family work diligently with the young people, conducts outreach in surrounding villages, ministers at the local daughter works, as well as working faithfully in the day-to-day maintenance of the Church. Bro. Joiner assists in preaching, is a musician and along with his wife, enjoys baking and cake decorating.