Father Roland Desormeaux was born in Hinche, Haiti on February 17, 1950 to Idalia Jean-Baptiste and Joseph Eudoxy Desormeaux. After graduating from Saint-John University in New York, he moved to Canada where he attended the University of Toronto to further his education in Theology.

On August 21, 1982 Roland Desormeaux was ordained priest in Toronto, Canada where he briefly ministered in a multi-ethnic Parish. Later, he went to Brooklyn New York, there he established a vibrant Haitian community of Faith and Love at the Saint Therese of Lisieux Parish (Little Flower).

On November 13, 1987 Father Roland joined the newly established Diocese of Palm Beach in Palm Beach Florida. He immediately started serving the Immigrant community in Palm Beach, Florida as a missionary priest (Scalabrinian). Father Roland vowed to follow and serve Immigrants around the world. Father Roland has been and will never cease to be a friend to immigrants.