I'm a Filipino-American from Kentucky doing missionary work in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, with my wife, Sarah (who is from Illinois), and my children, Carmen and Jacob.
I am originally from the Philippines, born in Butuan City and migrated to Manila in the early 1970s for my elementary education and unto college at Philippine Christian University. For eight years, I was a pastor with the Free Methodist Church of the Philippines under the leadership of Northern Philippine Annual Conference. I was ordained as an Elder in 1989. I moved to Kentucky, USA in 1993. I got married in 1995 and had both my children in Lexington, Kentucky (USA). I worked as a Worship Pastor at Open Door Free Methodist Church in Nicholasville, KY and as an Associate at Amazon warehouses before I was accepted as a missionary with the Free Methodist World Mission (FMWM). Currently, I am appointed to Taiwan to teach at the Holy Light Theological Seminary (HLTS) located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
I got my B.A. from Philippine Christian University and my M.Div. from Asian Theological Seminary. I finished both my Master of Theology and Doctor of Missiology at Asbury Theological Seminary. Right now, I am teaching Introductions to Missions, Contextual Theology and World Religions courses at HLTS.
I have interest in running, hiking, reading, writing, basketball, volleyball, singing, songwriting, playing blues on my guitar, making jazz music on the piano, and finding ways to make family time a fun thing to do. I enjoy watching the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs play on television. I believe in the The Great Blue Nation where Kentucky Wildcats rule on any NCAA men's basketball court.