It was in my third year of high school in 1983 when I first heard the gospel shared at a bible study in the home of one my classmates. This is when I first recalled the Lord starting to work in my life. It was actually a song that the Lord use to touch my heart. Then before graduating from High School, I found myself leading my classmates in a gospel song not knowing that God was preparing me for my future calling as a worship pastor.
1984 was the year that I finally surrendered my life to Christ. It began with a simple desire to join a church choir at a local certain church. The choir director a very devout Christian would often invite us for bible study at a house in Lapu-Lapu Street, Olongapo City. This was the residence of the Viloria family which later became the first venue of what is now Church of the Risen Christ (CRC). It was at one of these bible studies that I gave my life to the Lord and became a born-again Christian.
Since then, my love for the Lord Jesus kept growing, leading me to forsake my personal dreams and ambitions to follow Him and His calling upon my life. Born on September 23, 1966 in Olongapo City Philippines, I entered full-time ministry in 1986, received training through the leadership of Bro. Phil and Sis. Connie Ensminger. Then ordained as a minister of the gospel in 1987.
It was then also that I met and served God with Elizabeth (Beth) Elicerio who happens to be the aunt of Pastor Jesse and Jimmy Viloria. She later became my wife in December 1989. God has blessed us with 3 children Jethro, Tiffany and Trisha who are now grown-ups and are all serving the Lord with us. Glory to God!
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1980 was the year I got saved. As mentioned in my brother’s (Senior pastor Jesse Viloria) profile/testimony, our family went through a difficult spiritual battle and as a result we as a family started seeking for answers…
That Answer was Jesus Christ our Lord. Soon after I got saved, me and the rest of the family (aside from my dad who got saved after a later time and my older brother Jefferson who was in the states at that time) started serving the Lord in various ways such as volunteering for children’s church, worship team, ushering and every other way possible .
Then when my brother, Jesse answered to the call of serving God in 1984 I also answered the call to serve in full-time ministry. In 1987 when Pastor Jesse answered to the call of being the senior pastor, I too answered God’s call to be an associate pastor to assist Jesse in the vision God has placed in his heart.
Born in August 11, 1968 in Olongapo City, Philippines, married to Florence Lim Viloria on October 12, 1996 with two step daughters Precious Heart and Justin Ann.
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It was in the year of 1980 when I came to know the Lord as my personal Lord and Savior. This came as a result of a great trial that we were facing as a family. It was my mother that kept searching for answers. She sought for answers in both religion and in the occult. Both would provide solutions (at least we thought they were solutions at that time) but only temporary. After sometime, the problems and trials we faced would resurface and even worsen. This kept my mom searching for truth and for answers. In her search, she was invited by a friend to attend a Christian Fellowship and there she was introduced to her personal Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We soon realized that we needed Jesus and that He is the great deliverer! As a result of what the Lord did for our family, we all accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and decided to serve Him.
Then in the year of 1984 I received a vision from the Lord and experience beyond understanding. It was then that I knew the Lord was calling me to serve Him in full-time ministry. So on that day after that unexplainable experience with the Lord, I gave up my personal dreams and ambitions, dropped everything to follow Him. I was not sure where I was going, what I was going to do or even how I would serve Him. All I knew at that time was that the Lord wanting me to stop pursuing my dreams and ambitions and follow Him.
So since that day that I gave up my personal dreams and ambitions, I have been serving Him. I have served in helps ministry, children’s ministry, hospital ministry, music ministry and more. I also served as a Youth pastor. My pastoral training was through personal mentoring. The Lord sent us a missionary family, Phil and Connie Ensminger to help train us. After a year of personal mentoring, I was ordained in 1987 as Senior Pastor of Philippine Agape Ministry, Inc. at that time, but now known as Church of the Risen Christ (CRC).
I was born on October 15, 1961 in San Diego, California, USA. I got married to Margie on October 25, 1987 and we have one son, Genson Lee who was born on June 9, 1996.
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