Pastor Josias Jocelyn is the lead pastor of Sanctification Haitian Baptist Church. He and his wife, Kettly, founded Sanctification in 2009 along with a few other families. Pastor Josias began his ministry in 1986 at Bethel Haitian Baptist Church of Flatbush in Brooklin NY, serving as a Sunday school teacher and church treasury. He later relocated to St. Petersburg (1991) and served as a youth pastor at the Pinellas Christian Center, then became associate pastor in 1998.
Pastor Josias is very active within the Haitian community in the Tampa Bay area. In his personal time he helps many people with various needs, and tutor young students in math. He is also a board member to a number of ministry related organizations in the Tampa Bay area, including Club supportor for Radio Lumierre FM of Tampa Bay. Pastor Josias and Kettly Jocelyn have been married since 1979, they have a daughter and 5 sons, and live in the St. Petersburg area.