The Mandritsara Bible Baptist Church (Fiangonana Batista Biblika Mandritsara) began in 1990 with just a few adults meeting in homes.
The church today has around 150 baptised members and approximately 400-500 people meeting together each week to worship God. In addition to services, there are weekly meetings specifically for children, youth and women; a busy Sunday School for all ages and a weekly prayer meeting every Tuesday, starting at 05h30!
Julien is the Pastor of the church. He is married to Claire and they have four children: Perside, Fabien, Erasto and Priscilla. The church building has been extended to include residential accommodation for Julien and his family.