John Fils-Aime, Senior Pastor

Pastor John Fils-Aime and Kristi

Reverend John Fils-Aime is a first generation Haitian American who grew up in inner-city Miami.  He currently serves as Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church in New York City in the heart of the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Reverend Fils-Aime holds a deep and abiding passion for global disciple making and believes that Jesus created the church to impact the world with the message of the Gospel.  He believes that churches thrive when pastor and people work together for the glory of God and for the advancement of the Gospel. This philosophy of ministry is rooted in 2 Corinthians 1:24, “Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand.”  He has served in churches from Miami to Vancouver strengthening believers with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  John and his wife Kristy live in Harlem with their dog, Harlem.

John married his lovely bride, Kristy, in 2008.  They live in Harlem with their dog, Harlem.