Advance International Dominican Republic

Joel Williams


Dr. Stan Statham, Director of Mission for the Baptist Association of Southeast Louisiana and Dr. Joel Williams, senior pastor of First Baptist St. Francisville, LA, are co-directors for the Advance school in the Dominican Republic. The first cohort of 50 students are preparing for their first class (Christian Doctrine), which will be taught February 22-24, 2019. The class schedule for 2019 in the Dominican Republic also includes classes that will be held on May 24-26, August 23-25, and November 22-24.


The in-country coordinators for the Advance school in the Dominican Republic are Vital and Ketly Pierre. Classes in 2019 will be held in a church community center in La Romana that the Pierre’s operate, which is pictured below and is currently under renovation in preparation for the class in February.


The 2nd Floor of Community Center that’s under renovation.


 The city of La Romana in the Dominican Republic.

Here is an March 2019 update on the school by way of video:





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