About

The ‘40-day Journey with God’ is a series of seminars for forty (40) nights which will bring you into a journey of discovering the truth as revealed by the Bible. This ‘journey’ will take you to the secrets of having a happy and healthy life filled with clear and divine purpose. As you embark in this journey, you have the hope and assurance that your life will experience positive transformation!

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Pastor Jerry C. Patalinghug was chosen as president and Adventist Muslim Relations (AMR) coordinator of Central Mindanao Mission (CMM) in 2019 up to the present. Born in Ladiong, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental on February 18, 1964. He finished his secondary education at Ehanca National High School in 1982. Pastor Patalinghug then went to Mountain View College and took a Bachelor of Arts in Theology in 1988. He was married to his beautiful wife, Marife Modillas Patalinghug. Their love grew and had 3 children namely: Maybelle Patalinghug, Jerdon Lee Patalinghug, and Sheeny Lou Patalinghug.

Pastor Patalinghug started his church career as a district pastor in Western Mindanao Mission (WMC) in 1990-1996. Within these years, he was ordained as a pastor on April 27, 1993. In 1997-1998 he was appointed as a church pastor in Western Mindanao Mission. A year later, he was selected as youth director in Western Mindanao Mission until May 2004. Within these years he also got his master’s degree in Ministry in Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in 2002. In June 2004 he was tasked as youth director in South Philippine Union Conference (SPUC) until 2010. 2011-March 2018 he served as president in Davao Mission (DM) and in April-December 2018 as a ministerial secretary in South Philippine Union Conference.  

Elder Jerry Patalinghug

President, Central Mindanao Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists

Elder Edwin Magdadaro

President, Davao Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists

Pastor Edwin T. Magdadaro is currently the president of Davao Mission. He was elected last April 2018 up to the present. Pastor Magdadaro was born in Sulop, Davao del Sur on June 17, 1963. He completed his bachelor’s degree in AB Theology at Mountain View College in 1989. He married Lindy Lou Siban Magdadaro who is currently the Children/Family Life Ministries and MSA Director of Davao Mission. The couple has two sons: Louwayne Van Magdadaro (AB Theology, MVC, 2015), married to Sherri Rosalejos; Kirk Louwaye Magdadaro (BS Architechture, UM-Davao, 2021), single.

Pastor Magdadaro began his career as a pastor in 1990-1998 as district leader in Davao Mission. A year after, he got his master’s degree in Public Health from the Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in 1999. In the same year, he was appointed as church pastor at South Philippine Adventist College (SPAC) until 2001. He was the youth/health director in Davao Mission in 2002-2008. After that, he served as the executive secretary in Davao Mission from 2009-March 2018.

Pastor Carlito P. Quidet, Jr. is the recent president of Western Mindanao Conference. Pastor Quidet, Jr. was born on October 25, 1976. He finished his high school years in Western Mindanao Academy (WMA) in 1993. He then went to Mountain View College and graduated in 1998. He married his one and only wife, Maribel Ester Flores Quidet. The couple had three children: Ivan Carl F. Quidet, Carlstein Mathew F. Quidet, and Quenn Searlett F. Quidet.

Pastor Quidet, Jr. started his ministry as a pastor in 1998-2003 as area publishing director in Western Mindanao Conference. In 2004-2015, he was appointed as a district pastor in Western Mindanao Mission. Within the year, he was ordained as a pastor on December 2, 2006. He also obtained his master’s degree in AB Theology at Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in 2015. And from 2016 up to the present as WMC president.

Elder Carlito Quidet

President, Western Mindanao Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists

Elder Rene Rosa

President, Southern Mindanao Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists

Pastor Rene S. Rosa is the existing president and Adventist Muslim Relations coordinator of Southern Mindanao Mission (SMM). Born in Malapatan, Sarangani Province on June 29, 1965, the son of Carmelino Rosa and Generosa S. Rosa. He completed his secondary education at Notre Dame of Lagao, General Santos City in 1982. He continued his tertiary education and took a Bachelor of Arts in Theology in Mountain View College and graduated in 1988. He is married to Elizabeth M. Rosa, and they bore four children: Reel Rosa, Renee Liz Rosa, Roem Rosa, and Reizl Nova Rosa.

Being called to the ministry, Pastor Rosa was appointed as district pastor in Southern Mindanao Mission in July 1989-May 2004. Within the said years, he was ordained as a pastor on May 25, 1996. In June 2004 he was tasked as youth director in Southern Mindanao Mission until May 2007.  After a month, he was elected as ministerial secretary in Southern Mindanao Mission until May 2010.

The next month of the same year, he was again assigned as a district pastor in Southern Mindanao Mission until December 2010. In January 2011-May 2013 he was again tasked as youth director in Southern Mindanao Mission. Within the said years, he acquired his master’s degree in Public Health from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in 2012. In June 2012 he was again elected as ministerial secretary in Southern Mindanao Mission until December 2015. Then in January 2016 up to present as president and AMR coordinator.

A native of Davao Oriental, Pastor Danielo Palomares started his Christian elementary education in Davao Oriental Academy, Iba, San Lazaro, Davao Oriental. He finished his high school from Southern Mindanao Academy, which is now the South Philippine Adventist College in Managa, Matanao, Davao del Sur. In 1990, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theology at Mountain View College, Valencia City, Bukidnon and in 2003 his Master in Ministry at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), Silang, Cavite.

He began working for the church in Davao Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists and for the next 18 years served as lay worker, church pastor, district pastor, and department director. In 2008, he was called to the South Philippine Union Conference to serve in various capacities, such as director Stewardship Ministries, Planned Giving and Trust Services, Union Evangelist, Human Resource Director (HRD), Associate Executive Secretary and Ministerial Secretary. Currently, he serves as the union Executive Secretary.

Twenty-eight years ago, Danielo tied the knot with Jill Alfaro.  Their marriage was blessed with two fine young men, Jandphil and Jandy, and two fine young ladies, a twin, Jandmia and Zweit Geschenk.  

Elder Danielo D. Palomares, MMin, LLB

Executive Secretary, South Philippine Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists

Elder Max Dante Ubos

President, Northeastern Mindanao Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists

Pastor Max Dante B. Obbus is a native of Butuan City in the Mindanao region. Born on February 28, 1968. He finished his secondary education at Agusan National High School in 1986. He then took AB Theology at Mountain View College and graduated in 1991. He was married to Nympha Oliva-Obbus and had two sons: Philip Rodney O. Obbus and Niel Bryan O. Obbus.

In doing the ministry, he started as a lay intern in Northeastern Mindanao Mission (NEMM) from 1991-1994. A year after, he was tasked as a district pastor in NEMM until 2001. Within the said years, he was ordained on October 30, 1998. 2002-2014, he became the youth director in NEMM. Inside the said years, he gained his master’s degree in Ministry in 2006. He was assigned as an executive secretary in NEMM in 2015 and president in NEMM from 2016 up to the present. During his presidency, he also obtained his doctor’s degree in Ministry in Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) this June 2021.

Pastor Elvin Requina Salarda is the recent president of Zamboanga Peninsula Mission (ZPM). Pastor Salarda took his bachelor’s degree in Theology at Mountain View College, Valencia City, Bukidnon. He continued his studies and gained his master’s degree in Ministry at Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang Cavite, and at the same school, he obtained his doctor’s degree in Ministry. He was also the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries director, Stewardship, Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries, Ministerial Secretary, Executive Secretary, and Adventist Mission coordinator in ZPM.

He accomplished the AMR training for pastors and was also the top SSD/GC for Global Mission workers to Muslim Territories. One of his projects was a 3-floating church for Sama Muslims in Simunul, Tawi-Tawi. 2 House of Worship from SSD fund a joint project of SSD, SPUC, and ZPM, and the COI project in Jolo, Sulu.

Pastor Salarda is also a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) of Asia Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (AACPE) and Collegium of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy – Philippines, Inc. He passed the Supervisor in Training (SIT) requirements of the Asia Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (AACPE) and Collegium of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy – Philippines, Inc. He did the 40 hours training on Developing Community-Based Recovery Support System by New Day Recovery Center, Inc. And he was also a Master Guide (MG), Master Guide Pathfinder Award (PLA), and Master Guide Instructor Award (PIA).

Elder Elvin Salarda

President, Zamboanga Pininsula Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists

Elder Eliezer M. Bacus, MPH,MPS

President, North Central Mindanao Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists

Pastor Eliezer Merin-Bacus is currently the president of North Central Mindanao Mission. He was born on April 6, 1968. He studied in Butuan City SDA School in his elementary years, Mountain View College Academy (MVCA) in his high school years, and Mountain View College (MVC) in his college years with the course AB Theology and graduated in March 23, 1981. He married Shirley Mar Bacus who is currently the Women’s Ministry Director and had 3 sons: Charlie M. Bacus, Reynald Ian M. Bacus, and Richard Lorence M. Bacus (Twins).

He started his ministry as a pastor in 1982-1997 as district leader in Northern Mindanao Conference (NMC). He was an evangelist a year after being a district leader in NMC. Two years after, he became the Health and Adventist Youth (AY) director in NMC until 2003. In 2004-2006 he was tasked as president in NMC then church pastor from 2007-2008 in the same Conference. February in the same year, he then was assigned as 1000 Missionary Movement (MM) coordinator in the South Philippine Union Conference. 2009-2010 he was again tasked as president in Zamboanga Peninsula Mission (ZPM), 2011-2015 as president in Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital (MSH) in Iligan City and in 2016 up to the present as president in North Central Mindanao Mission (NCMC).

Pastor Roger Caderma is a native of Antique in the Visayas region, and although he aspired to become a soldier, took up Agriculture in Central Philippine College in 1982. But apparently, God called Him to be a soldier for Christ and brought him in 1984 to Mountain View College, Bukidnon to pursue Theology. Later in 1999, he also earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies (AIIAS).

Since being called into the ministry in 1988, Elder Caderma has served as district pastor, department director, and presently, as the president of South Philippine Union Conference, the fastest growing union of the Southern Asia Pacific Division.

Elder Caderma is a sports enthusiast, challenging his colleagues to keep being active to stay fit in the Lord’s work. He is best known for his unrivaled zeal for building in 2 ways: Christ’s body through evangelism, and infrastructure projects for the church.

He is married to an equally earnest worker, Danita Perez-Caderma, and have 2 grown children together: a daughter Keenen Glee and a son, Kenphil Boone.

Elder Roger O. Caderma, MPH

President, South Philippine Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists

Dr. Duane McKey

President, Adventist World Radio

Dr. McKey is an internationally known lecturer and Bible student. He has traveled to over 90 countries and has organized over 1,300 church growth and evangelistic Bible prophecy seminars in more than 55 countries. He has lived on four continents. You will feel thrilled as he shares from his own experience and Bible prophecy regarding where we are and where we are headed. Duane has a doctorate in missions from Andrews University in Michigan. Duane loves people, but above all else, he loves Jesus and loves to share how God is working in our lives and how God has miraculously spared his life on several occasions. 

Ted N.C. Wilson was elected as president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church in July 2010 during the General Conference Session in Atlanta. Born in Takoma Park, Maryland on May 10, 1950, the son of former Adventist world church President Neal C. Wilson and Elinor E. Wilson, Wilson spent part of his childhood in Egypt.

Wilson began his church career as a pastor in 1974 in the Greater New York Conference. He married Nancy Louise Vollmer Wilson, a physical therapist, in 1975. The couple has three daughters: Emilie Louise, married to Pastor Kameron DeVasher; Elizabeth Esther, married to Pastor David Wright; and Catherine Anne, married to Dr. Robert Renck. The Wilsons have ten wonderful grandchildren.

Wilson served as an assistant director and then director of Metropolitan Ministries in New York from 1976 to 1981. He went on to serve in the church’s then Africa-Indian Ocean Division, based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, until 1990. There he served as a departmental director and later as executive secretary.

Following his post in West Africa, he served for two years at the Adventist world church’s world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States, as an associate secretary. He went on to accept the position of president of the church’s Euro Asia-Division in Moscow, Russia, which he held from 1992 to 1996.

Pastor Wilson returned to the United States to serve as president of the Review and Herald Publishing Association in Hagerstown, Maryland, until his election as an Adventist world church vice president in 2000.

An ordained minister, Pastor Wilson holds a doctor of philosophy degree in religious education from New York University, a master of divinity degree from Andrews University, and a master of science degree in public health from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health. In addition to English, he speaks French and some Russian.

Elder Ted N. C. Wilson

President, General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists