I have been serving as a pastor and church planter for 21 years.
As the founder and president of Open Eyes Mission, I planted 4 churches in “open” Roman Catholic communities, trained and deployed 2 church planting teams in “closed” Muslim areas, trained hundreds of pastors and missionaries in 11 cities/towns all over the Philippines, served more than 1,000 children-at-high-risk and their families, and provided relief, rehabilitation, counseling, and Bible study ministries to more than 3,000 survivors of killer typhoons. And as Northern Mindanao Director of Asian Center for Missions (ACM) from 2008 to 2010, I trained more than 130 Filipino missionaries and facilitated the deployment of more than 35 of his trainees to China, Pakistan, and other restricted-access countries in Asia.
Today, through multimedia and internet-based tools, I continue to provide leadership,
teaching, and ministry to two new church plants in two different regions of the Philippines; am training one new church planter in Manila; and conduct classes on theology and ministry in four churches — three in the Philippines and one in Beirut, Lebanon. Moreover, I am leading the pursuit and accomplishment of the Chicago to the Middle East (C2ME) Evangelism and Church Planting Plan.
To be equipped for and accomplish this new and greater vision, my family and I moved in 2015 to Dyer, IN, where I completed the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program at Mid-America Reformed Seminary (MARS).
On January 26, 2018, my family and I moved from Dyer, IN, to the Devon/Little India area of Chicago, and began our Muslim evangelism and church planting work, in collaboration with Redeemer City to City, the Chicago Partnership for Church Planting, Park Community Church, and other gospel-centered churches and ministries. At the same time, I am also undertaking the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program at Trinity International University / Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.
A network of house churches that will serve as a training and sending base for church planting teams to Muslims in Chicago, in other U.S. cities, and abroad, especially the Middle East
To build friendships, evangelize, make disciples, and plant house churches among Muslims