Asbury Seminary Alum Dr. Guenson Charlot Named President of Emmaus University
Asbury Seminary congratulates Dr. Guenson Charlot (D.Min. 2019) on his recent appointment as president of Emmaus University in Haiti. Dr. Charlot has worked at Emmaus for 12 years prior to being appointed president. Emmaus University prepares Christ-like disciples, church planters, and redemptive leaders to transform Haiti, the Caribbean and beyond through higher education that is rooted in Christian orthodoxy.
“I am truly humbled and honored that God has chosen me to be the next President of Emmaus University and to continue the work of His Kingdom in Haiti,” Dr. Charlot said. “Emmaus University is one of the few establishments with a strong, unwavering commitment to see sustainable change in Haiti by equipping Christ-like redemptive leaders to serve at every level in Haitian society.”
Since its founding in 1967, Emmaus University has always been led by foreign missionaries, but this year is transitioning to Haitian leadership. Emmaus University prepares future leaders to be influencers in Haiti by correcting the inaccurate view many Haitians have that Christianity is a colonial religion that exploits, enslaves, and destroys Afro-Haitian identity, dignity and culture. The University also seeks to strengthen discipleship opportunities and teaching in order to meaningfully influence worldviews and belief systems.
“Asbury Seminary and the D.Min. Team in particular are so grateful for Guenson,” Dr. Ellen Marmon, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, said. “What a privilege to have walked with him during his Doctor of Ministry journey and to see where God has placed him to lead faithfully.”
Dr. Charlot earned his Diploma in Theology from Caribbean Wesleyan College in Jamaica, his B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Bethany Bible College, which is now Kingswood University in Canada, his M.Div. from Wesley Biblical Seminary in Mississippi, and his D.Min. in 2019 from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky.
He is married to Mrs. Claudia Charlot of Jamaica. In 2012, they planted and currently minister at Discipleship Evangelical Church in Cap-Haitian, a vibrant congregation of new and life-long believers. He has also taught courses such as Biblical Preaching, Theology, and New Testament Studies at Caribbean Wesleyan College (Jamaica) and at Emmaus University. In addition, Dr. Charlot is the National Coordinator for Langham Preaching in Haiti, the Haiti Field Director for International Fellowship of Bible Churches, and contributed to translating and recording the Jesus Film in Haitian Creole.