A videograb shows the pastor hiding from the Gunmen.
According to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, "this is a special prayer alert,” the one-minute message said. "Pray that the gang members would come to repentance.”
The group was snatched by the 400 Mawozo gang, which controls the Croix-des-Bouquets area east of the capital of Port-au-Prince, police inspector Frantz Champagne told the media on Sunday.
The "heroic acts" the pastor saved the church from further violence, police said.
China, which views democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has over the past three years regularly flown its air force into the skies near the island, though not into Taiwan's territorial air space.
Representatives from various UN agencies in Ukraine are in Kherson to assess the impact of the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam and coordinate the humanitarian response.
The deadly accident took place on Wednesday evening in Sayad district due to reckless driving and the victims comprised 12 women, eight children and four men, the spokesman said, adding that only a woman survived but was badly injured,