We are excited that you have decided to learn more about Alex's House! We are a Christian orphanage, dedicated to rescuing children from a cruel life on the streets of Haiti. Alex Alincy, the young seminary student after which the orphanage was named, had a dream of rescuing these children from the streets and providing them with love, shelter, education, and most of all, the opportunity to know the saving love of Jesus Christ. Through your prayers and support, these children are growing up happy, healthy, and with joy and hope in their hearts.
Alex's House was conceived during the fall of 2009 when God began passionately stirring in the heart of Bill Howard while he was serving as Senior Pastor of Willow Ridge Church in Lexington, SC. After much prayer and research, Bill visited Haiti during December 2009 to experience firsthand what God was doing. During this visit, IMB missionaries, Sam and Delores York introduced Bill to three special young men, who had come to know Christ through the York's ministry and were studying to become pastors. The Lord used this time to bind their hearts together as one.
In January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated the country killing more than 300,000 and leaving millions homeless and starving -- many of which were children. Shortly after the earthquake, Bill received word that Alex Alincy had died in the earthquake while teaching a children's bible study when the building crumbled with no escape. Alex's life here on Earth had come to an end; however, Alex's vision to rescue children off the streets of Haiti had just begun. Bill along with the surviving pastors, Jimmy and Patrick, birthed this orphanage to the glory of God and in memory of Alex Alincy and his desire to serve God by serving children.
Today, churches across America are joining together to raise these beautiful children and support the orphanage we affectionately call "Alex's House."