About

The ‘21-day Journey with God’ is a series of seminars for forty (21) 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

Elder Porferio Lagunday

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.

Elder Arnel Benasahan

President, Western Mindanao Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists

He Finished his Master in ministry year 2008, and now his Doctorate in Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS)

He is married to Girlie Ando, and together they have 3 children. 

For 12 years, His service at the District started in several municipalities of Western Mindanao Mission in  Buug, Malanggas, Jimenez, Tangub-Bonifacio, Ozamiz Suburb and Ozamiz Central.For the next 12 years God destined him for Mission work in various departments as Youth Director, Father of Pastors, Communication Director, Executive Secretary & Sabbath school Director

Elder Welnie Miado

President, Southern Mindanao Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists

Pastor Welnie is a graduate of AB Theology from Mountain View College.  He took up his Master’s degree in Public Health from Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS)

He is married to Gina and together they have three children. Weljohn, Hanz and Zeian.

After graduation, he applied in Southern Mindanao Mission and worked as a Layman  in Banisilan North Cotabato and Bai Saripinang, South Cotabato. Then for 8 years he was called to serve in Upi, one of the mountainous areas in Maguindanao,  nurturing and planting churches serving mostly the Tedurays, a group of peace loving people.

Because of the work of his wife, Gina as the Director Of Nursing Service in Valencia Sanitarium and Hospital, he was called by the institution to serve as Hospital Chaplain. But after nearly a year, he served back at the district until he became the youth director of the Mission in 2016.

Now favored to be of use in the service of the Lord for greater work, he had been eyed to be the President of Southern Mindanao Mission.

Pastor Lemmuel V. Lauron

Production Head, Hope Channel Central Philippine Union Conference.

After few years He served as the district Pastor in 2002 at Moissa District. Later God paved his way to serve at Northeastern Cebu District for 5 years.

And In 2011 Talisay City District had him for 4 years, then transferred to Cebu City Church around 2015 to 2022.

Currently He has been chosen to serve thru the waves of the air as the Production Head of Media Ministry in Hope Channel Central Philippine Union Conference

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.

Elder Arnold Sombilon

President, Zamboanga Pininsula Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists

Pastor Arnold graduated AB Theology in MVC year 1992 

Earned his Master in Ministry in Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), 2007

For 15 years he served in the District in the few municipalities of Western Mindanao Mission and provinces of Zamboanga Peninsula Mission.

Later he Directed Sabbath School and Personal Ministries, with the Adventist Community Services for 3 years.

Then served at the Mission for almost a decade from Ministerial Secretary, Executive Secretary.

Elder Cristito Vacalares

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

He earned his Masters in Ministry year 2005 in Adventist International institute of Advance Studies in Silang Cavite He served Twice as a Director handling Adventist Muslim Relation /Ministerial Secretary and Chaplaincy

Pastor Cris is also active in proclamining the gospel in social media platflorms handling programs: Lamdag sa Kamatuoran, Kalandrakas sa Kahapunon and one of the most engaging and long time program of Hope Channel South Philippines, as a Host of “Pangutana Pastor”, This led his passion to pioneer 3Amedia Apologitics, where Church leaders of different denominations can freely share the gospel. He is also the Founder of Seventh-day Adventist Vanguard Association (SDAVA)

Elder Seth Suan

President, Northern Davao Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists

Pastor Seth Graduated Bachelor of Arts in Theology at South Philippine Adventist College ( SPAC), in 1998.

He finished his Masteral Studies at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies year 2013 in Public Health.

He is Married to Mary Chyl Sabejon Pacot Suan and together blessed to have Four (4) Sons.

His calling founded in Lay work and as District Pastor around 1998 to 2015 A year later until 2020 He served in Davao Mission as, Communication Director, Parl Director and Ministerial Secretary. Around 2021 at the height of Pandemic and the birth of Northern Davao Mission He was called to serve as the  Executive SecretaryHe has also served the Philippine National Police as Chaplain since 2005. A mediator of Davao de Oro Regional Trial Court year 2017. The First Station Manager of HopeRadio Tagum that led him to became a member of the Kapisanan ng mga Broadcaster ng Pilipinas (KPB)

Pastor Jomar Compuesto

Integrated Evangelism Lifestyle or (NDR/IEL) – Field Secretary, Central Visayan Conference

After graduation, he was placed to different pastoral assignments as Church Pastor, Youth Pastor, District Pastor, and recently as Integrated Evangelism Lifestyle or (NDR/IEL) – Field Secretary of Central Visayan Conference.

He is married to former Dr. Jemer Grace Arellano, and has two-year old son, Jerdayle. The main thing about him is that he loves Jesus, and wants everyone to love Him.

Our Speaker will surely show you that you can love God as a result of His faithfulness in you,

Elder Eliezer Joer T. Barlizo, Jr

President, Central Philippine Union Conference

He served for 4 years as District leader , and 9 years DEPARTMENTAL LEADERSHIP as Youth Director , Health Director, PARL, Communications & Ministerial. 

For 15Yrs in the ADMINISTRATIVE, from local conference executive secretary to President then followed at union as Executive sec to now president of Central Philippine Union Conference (CPUC) and board chairman of Adventist hospital in Calbayog, cebu, Bacolod

Elder Danielo D. Palomares, MMin, LLB

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

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-nine 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.