How are you involved in the church?
Uh, I am now… 19 years of my pastoral ministry. I love the Lord, I love the people, and I have
all my heart for God’s people; so, I like pastoring. Yeah, it’s part of my life. Yeah.
How has it been pastoring a church for these past 19 years?
For the first few years it was hard because I didn’t know… where to start and how to go. But
with the experience, I know the Lord is taking me through. And it is my prayer that He will
finish up with me as I add up with my school, also… add up with my experience—I think the
Lord is going to take me through. Yeah.
How did you first start being a pastor 19 years ago?
Yeah, it was a calling. I could hear the Lord calling me—I was working for the Baptist Mission
at the Baptist Guest House. I was meeting a lot of missionaries. […] I gave my life totally to the
Lord, to His call. Then I went to my boss, talk to him that the Lord was calling me. So he assured
me that, indeed, “That is what I was also expecting of you, because I could see how you are
Yeah, so I also went to share with my pastor. My pastor also confirmed that. Then I shared with
the whole church. The whole church also confirmed that. So in 2000—no, before 2000—from
1994 I wanted to go to seminary, but my wife said, “I don’t hear any calling, so I cannot be with
you.” So I kept praying. 1997 is when she said, “Now, my husband, I think I can also hear the
Lord is calling you, is calling me to join you.” Yeah, so then, when I applied again in 1998, I was
taken 1999 to go to seminary. Yeah, so I was going to seminary; also, the Lord also gave me the
chance to minister—I started 1999 ministering. Yeah.