History

Former Director Winfield Poe and Pastor Laurore
Former Director Winfield Poe and Pastor Laurore

HPM is an evangelical foreign mission organization. It is not affiliated with a denomination, but is supported by various individuals and local churches. Its doctrine and tradition come from the conservative holiness movement, informally represented by the Interchurch Holiness Convention.

Holiness Pilgrim Mission was incorporated by Richard Jackson in 1964, with ministry in Haiti.

R.O. Scott was the next official director of the work in Haiti and organized many churches throughout the country. For several years he was assisted by Winfield Poe, who became the next director and served in that position for 24 years.

Jesse Brower, Mission Representative
Jesse Brower

Jesse Brower traveled as a mission representative for several years, visiting churches to raise support.

Stephen Gibson has been the director since 2011.

HPM’s ministry in Ukraine began when Dave and Twila Drummond, formerly working in Ukraine with another mission, chose to affiliate with HPM. HPM currently has responsibility for churches in Knyazhichi and Nova Odessa.

HPM’s ministry in the Dominican Republic was organized in 2011, with the appointment of a national director from Haiti. The mission churches in that country are composed primarily of Haitian immigrants.

Stephen Gibson, International Director
Stephen Gibson, International Director

HPM has engaged in many forms of ministry, including orphanages, medical clinics, and schools. However, the central focus of the mission is strengthening local churches.