I am a Filipino-American from Illinois, working remotely from the USA, doing missionary work in Asia, with my wife, Sarah, and my adult children, Carmen and Jacob.
I am originally from the Philippines, born in Butuan City and migrated to Manila in the 1970s for my college education 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).
Currently, I work remotely from the USA, supervising FMWM work in South Asia. Also, I travel to different Asian countries and help our national leaders. From time to time, I teach modular courses in Life of Christ, Wesleyan Theology, and Spiritual Formation, which we offer to our pastors in the Asian region. In the recent past, I worked as a Worship Pastor at Open Door Free Methodist Church in Nicholasville, Kentucky, and as an Associate at Amazon warehouses before I was accepted as a missionary with the Free Methodist World Mission (FMWM) in 2005. I was appointed to Taiwan to teach at the Holy Light Theological Seminary (HLTS) located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In 2010-2016, I taught Introductions to Missions, Contextual Theology, and World Religions courses at the seminary.
I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Philippine Christian University and my Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Asian Theological Seminary. I finished both my Master of Theology (ThM) and Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) at Asbury Theological Seminary, in Wilmore, Kentucky.
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.