(Worthy News) – An 80-year old American citizen and pastor Jean Pierre Ferrer Michel remains in captivity after being abducted by gunmen in Haiti on October 3, nearly two weeks before 16 American missionaries and a Canadian were kidnapped together by a Haitian gang on the island, the Miami Herald (MH) reports. Both the US Embassy and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have reportedly been contacted about Pastor Michel’s situation on account of his US citizenship.
A prominent pastor who co-founded the Jesus Center church in Port-au-Prince, Pastor Michel was kidnapped from the church parking lot at 8 am on October 3 by armed men dressed as Haiti National Police officers, MH reports. The pastor was together with two congregants at the time of the abduction: one of the congregants, a woman, was immediately released. The male congregant was taken and remains in captivity too.