Our vision aims to meet some of the Haitian people’s greatest needs: 

  • Knowledge of the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ 
  • Adequate shelter
  • Christian discipleship and a Bible training facility; where Haitian pastors are trained to teach the Word of God through the method of inductive Bible studies in their own language.

We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible Word of God.

We believe that God is eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that God is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His death on the cross, was bodily raised from the dead, ascended back to the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.

We believe in the personal, visible, and premillennial Second Coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. He will return with His saints and set up a kingdom of which there will be no end.  After Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today. ( Matthew 28:18-20)

We believe that all people are, by nature, separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.

We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, and that they are valid for today if they are exercised within the scriptural guidelines.  

We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified. We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without this love all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.

We also believe that where the Lord guides He also provides and as believers we should seek to live in His will for our lives and do all things to bring Glory to our Father in Heaven.

Lance first began to feel the call to the mission field after his first trip to Haiti in 2011. He felt compelled to take this trip because years before this Lance developed a heart for the the Haitian people after being in close contact with them during a military assignment while he was serving with the U.S. Army in Cuba. This mission trip to Haiti only deepened his heart toward the Haitian people. In February of 2012, Lance returned to Haiti with Ronda as part of a mission’s team from Calvary Chapel Knoxville. The Lord did some amazing things during that missions trip. Upon returning, the two of them felt the Lord’s call to go back and share the love of Jesus Christ with the Haitian people on an even bigger scale. Through prayer and through God’s Word, Lance and Ronda believed it was the Lord’s will for them to step out in faith and begin a new chapter in their Christian walk as full time missionaries to the people of Haiti.

With fervent prayer, confirmation from the Lord, and encouragement from their brothers and sisters in Christ, Lance and Ronda founded the non-profit organization Housetops 4 Haiti. They sold their home and all they had and a year later in October of 2013, Lance and Ronda moved to the southern region of Haiti where they lived for 2 years among  the Haitian people. During those two years living in Haiti, Lance and Ronda, with the help of their Haitian contacts, established relationships with the Haitian people and got a better understanding of life in Haiti; the culture, the language, the great needs of the Haitian people, and their sense of community. Through the support of those involved in Housetops 4 Haiti, Bible studies were held weekly in two different communities and Lance also taught morning Bible studies to Haitian students at a university there in Haiti. Many homes had new roofs put on them, several families had new homes built for them and the foundation was laid for the organization as well as wonderful Haitian staff was established. 

Lance and Ronda began to feel that the Lord was calling them back to the States to be a bigger voice for the ministry and its ability to help provide for the needs of the Haitian people and for those needs to be heard. The couple relocated back to the States in September 2015. Now back in the U.S., Lance oversees all of the operations for H4H stateside as well as in Haiti on a full time basis, under the added council of H4H board members. Lance returns to Haiti bi-monthly or as often as necessary to insure that he remains fully involved in this calling that the Lord has placed on their lives. Because of his experience in law enforcement, Lance has also been given a great opportunity to train security teams made up of Haitian men, for two missionary compounds in the area and this continued training also takes place during his trips back to Haiti.

Along with being a full time missionary to Haiti, Lance is also an ordained Calvary Chapel pastor. Ronda remains fully supportive of her husband and the ministry the Lord has called them to in Haiti. She will accompany Lance to Haiti when possible, but must also help to provide for personal finances now that they are back in the States. They trust that the Lord will provide not only for their needs but for the needs of the ministry and the awesome work that He is doing through H4H to minister to the Haitian people so they may have a better understanding of His Word and His love for them.

Before the Lord called them to Haiti, Lance had been in law enforcement for 13 years. During the first five years of his career, he was employed by the Montrose Police Department in Montrose, Colorado, and for the remaining eight years he was employed with the Knoxville Police Department. He worked his way into the Violent Crimes Unit and later spent the remainder of his time on the force in the Family Crimes Unit. He was also on the Negotiations Team, as well as the Search and Recovery team. Ronda, on the other hand, spent a portion of her time in the workforce as a school bus driver in Montrose, Colorado and she also drove school bus when they relocated to Tennessee. However, after eight years of driving a bus, Ronda changed careers and began working for the Knoxville Police Department as an Animal Control Officer, which was her profession for 5 years. Lance and Ronda separated from their careers with Knoxville Police Department on September 6, 2013 prior to moving to Haiti.