Christian Fellowship Church of the Philippines
The Christian Fellowship Church of the Philippines, a full-gospel fellowship of churches, was established with the goal to evangelize the Philippines with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish local indigenous churches.
The Christian Fellowship Church was started in 1970 with crusade evangelism and church planting as the main thrust. Since then, 127 new churches have been opened throughout the Philippines.
The affiliated pastors hold credentials with the Fellowship and are autonomous in their own local churches, while recognizing their part in the Fellowship as a whole. Regular pastors’ conferences and seminars provide opportunity for pastors and church leaders to strengthen fellowship ties and to be encouraged spiritually. This goal remains the same: to know Christ and to make Him known.
The Fellowship was incorporated with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission in 1983. The headquarters church is the Dumaguete City Christian Fellowship Church, of which Pastor Benito Pacleb is the founding Pastor and President.
The Christian Fellowship School of Ministry, located in Dumaguete City, is the Bible training center of the Fellowship, training and equipping pastors for the work of the ministry, and placing them in local churches. The school offers intensive and comprehensive academic work, as well as actual experience in local churches. The Bible training center has graduated over a hundred pastors who are now serving on the field.
Over the years, new ministry thrusts have been added, such as the Scholarship Program to sponsor schooling for indigent children. The ministry reaches out to destitute and under-privileged children, responding to the Scriptural commands of love and compassion and believing that each child is a unique creation of God. Sponsorship can be done through Direct Child Sponsoring or Relief Child Sponsoring.
Biography of Benito and June Pacleb
June came to the Philippines as a missionary in 1968, and has served in the central and southern Philippines since then.
Benito (who has recently gone to be with the Lord) was from Cotabato in the southern island of Mindanao. Benito and June met while doing missionary work, and were married in 1970. They have raised three sons, who are now grown and have families of their own.
Benito’s ministry was one of evangelism and church planting by means of open-air crusades. He conducted crusades in several islands of the Philippines, and subsequently established new churches. He was an apostle to the Philippines and to the pastors that he has trained and raised up. June is continuing this great work with the help of wonderful teachers and ministers of the Gospel. In everything, to God be the Glory!
Mustard Seed Christian School
In April of 2011, through a mutual friend, we came to know Pastor Domingo & Anita Escobar. Pastor Domingo, who has recently gone to be with the Lord, pastored their church (their son has since taken over the pastorship), and Anita to this day is in charge of the Mustard Seed Christian School, which they established. This is a wonderful ministry that we have decided to support recently. God willing, with increased donations, we will contribute to this ministry with a monthly commitment. The Mustard Seed Christian School is located in perhaps the most impoverished areas of Davao del Norte, which is near Davao City. They are doing a great work there by ministering to the needy and offering free education to the destitute children of their area–some of which recently lost their homes and all their belonging in the latest typhoon– Typhoon Bopha.
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