Pastor Raymond Eneas has dreamed of planting a church with a simple goal of loving people, developing leaders and transforming lives over the past 10 years. He recalls sharing the vision with his spiritual father, Dr. Myles Munroe who told him “the announcement of purpose doesn’t mean to pursue it immediately.” With that word of wisdom, Pastor Raymond and his wife, Brook decided to dedicate much of their time to touching the lives of many people. They not only served as committed youth pastors under the leadership of Dr. Pepe and Angela Ramnath, but traveled to numerous places including Amsterdam, London, Haiti, Trinidad, Guyana, the Bahamas, St. Martin, and across the United States sharing the message of the Kingdom.
In 2012, they felt the time had come. With the blessing of their spiritual parents, they along with their two little boys, took a huge leap of faith and moved to Orlando to begin their journey of launching Church of Compassion. On November 6, 2015, Pastor Ray was invited to speak at Bahamas Faith Ministries, International to honor Dr. Dave and Angela Burrows (their spiritual parents and trusted mentors) where he spoke on “Being Agents of Change” ironically before the very men and women that helped him cultivate his gifts. After he spoke, both Brook and Pastor Ray were ordained by Dr. Myles Munroe and his pastoral team. Sadly enough, one week later Dr. Myles Munroe was tragically killed in a plane crash alongside 8 other passengers.
With the help of a Dream Team—a few people committed to seeing this dream become a reality—Church of Compassion will began on August 2, 2015. Pastor Raymond is focused on reaching out to the non-churched community and on building relationships through small groups meeting throughout the city.