2015 Pastors’ Conference

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GMA: First Semester of School Year 2014 – 2015

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GMA Faculty and Graduates

“Commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2

Subject offering for the first semester of School Year 2014 – 2015

June 17 – September 25, 2014

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NT: Corinthian Correspondence (2 units)

Tutor: Pastor Gilbert McAdam
Schedule: Tuesday, 2:00 pm

This section of the New Testament is at once very relevant, and very controversial, to today’s Christianity. No pastor can avoid the valuable lessons of these letters to his church ministry. Anyone seeking to have a sharp mind in theology must have a solid grasp of the Corinthian letters. This course will guide students to an honest understanding of these letters that they may preach and teach them to the profit of the church.


Dogmatics 5: Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (3 units)

Tutor: Pastor Noel A. Espinosa
Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 am

Study of the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. This is a favorite subject today – but alas, in most cases, for all the wrong reasons. We need a clear-headed understanding that derives from the Scriptures. Who is He as a Person of the Godhead? What is He doing? What is He now in relation to the Christian? What about current claims and controversial issues? This doctrine is essential in the ministry of the Word of God.


Apologetics 1 (2 units)

Tutor: Pastor Noel A. Espinosa
Schedule: Tuesday, 11:30 – 1:00 pm

Study of the issues concerning the defense of the Christian faith. This will address the major positions that have been adopted on apologetics, and will seek to dialogue with the best insights of each. Christianity has an intellectual foundation. Even though the human
mind is depraved, arguing and defending one’s faith has its due place.


Languages: Hebrew & Greek 2 units

Assistant Tutor: Bro. Recman Denus
Schedule: Wednesday morning, as arranged

Study of the original languages of the Bible. An ability to read Hebrew and Greek and knowledge of the fundamental parts of speech is the basic goal. The course is not addressed to would-be scholars entailing strenuous demands. It is for pastors and teachers whose ministries will profit from knowing how to do research on the original languages of God’s Word.


Christian History: Baptists and Biographies (2 units)

Tutor: Pastor Noel A. Espinosa
Schedule: Thursday, 11:30 – 1:00 pm

Study of Baptist history. The history of Baptists is a must for Baptist ministers. This is so, not so much for hero-models as for understanding the origins and progress of the Baptist cause. Baptists have not been confined to their affiliation in their impact and
contribution to history. It will be both an encouragement and a call for caution. The course will include brief biographies of Christian figures with significant 20th century influence.


Modular Course: Synoptic Gospels

Tutor: Dr. Ian Densham
Schedule: July 22 – 31, 2014

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke have been the subject of the most intense research in New Testament scholarship. They are vital to the understanding of the gospel and of the Person and message of Jesus Christ. This course will guide students to an honest understanding of these gospels that they may preach and teach them to the profit of the church.


Elders of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church (CRBC)

Pastor Brian T. Ellis
Pastor Ramon Macapagal
Pastor Ismael Montejo, Jr.

Principal of Grace Ministerial Academy

Pastor Noel A. Espinosa

Tutors of Grace Ministerial Academy

Noel A. Espinosa
Pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Los Baños
London Theological Seminary, England

Gilbert McAdam (Interim Tutor)
Trinity Baptist Church, Dundee, Scotland
Pastor of Calvary Reformed Evangelical Church
Free Church College, Edinburgh

Ian M. Densham (Modular Course Tutor)
Pastor of Alexandra Rd Congregational Church, UK
DD, Master’s International School of Divinity, USA


Assistant Tutor

Recman Denus
Librarian of Grace Ministerial Academy
Member of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church
Fundamental Baptist Bible Institute, Quezon City

Policies of Instruction

  1. Tutors should be noted for Christian character and proven competence, and are (or had been) engaged in serious pastoral ministry.
  2. Exposition of the biblical material shall be paramount.
  3. Instruction will carefully relate to the historic distinctives of Evangelical confessions.
  4. Instruction will intelligently respond to contemporary issues of faith, ministry and ethics.
  5. Instruction will pastorally apply to the concerns of preaching and church ministries.
  6. Reformation of active pastors coming from any Evangelical affiliation, who are willing to learn, will be a conscious goal and design of instruction.

Policies on Students

  1. They must be vouched for by their elder(s) or congregation as to character and gifts for ministry.
  2. They must exercise a humble and teachable attitude.
  3. They must be willing to undergo spiritual oversight.
  4. They must have the intellect for diligent study.
    • sufficient knowledge of the English language
    • able to read comprehensive Christian literature
    • able to communicate well orally and in writing
  5. First-time students are under probation during their first semester of study.



March 27 - June 27: Enrollment at CRBC – GMA
June 17: Opening Service Start of Classes, 9:30 a.m.
June 26: Last Day for Sit-in
July 22-31: Modular Course: Dr. Ian Densham (Synoptic Gospels)
Sep 9: Settle all accounts/requirements
Sep 25: End of Semester
Closing Service


  1. The Academy does not exist primarily to obtain credentials in the eyes of men, but is the tool of churches of like faith to commend men for the ministry.
  2. The primary credential, therefore, the Academy will grant is the ministers’ commendation of the students to the churches. cf. 2Cor. 3:1; 5:12; 10:12, 18; 2Tim. 2:15

CRBC Newsletter for February 2014

Written by jorupacs on . Posted in CRBC Newsletter, February 2014, Reformation Philippines, Reformed Philippines

A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God; of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom; and that it is by God’s power that he is upheld and provided for, and that he needs God’s wisdom to lead and guide him, and His might to enable him to do what he ought to do for Him.

~ Jonathan Edwards

Our news this month includes:

  • Additional people for membership and some more applicants
  • Short report on the 24th Annual Pastors’ Conference
  • Report on the ministries and outreaches of the church

To read our newsletter please click the link: PDF

CRBC Missions and Outreaches as of January 2014

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Church Planting

1. Manaoag Reformed Baptist Church, Pangasinan (Pastor Lito Labay)

They continually faithfully in the preaching and teaching of the gospel. A few have been added to their number but most are young people and ladies. They are greatly in need of men. Please pray for Pastor Lito and for the growth of the church. We are grateful for the provision of the Lord for that church and for him and his family.


2. God’s Providence Baptist Church, Tondo, Manila

CRBC has been helping and caring for our brethren in Tondo for a long time. This last November we were able after prayer and consultation to send one of our members and GMA student, Brother Larry Malabayabas to be their interim pastor. This is a temporary step only as Brother Larry hopes eventually to return to the island of Marinduque to plant a Reformed Baptist Church there. He is married with 8 children and has previously been in the ministry before enrolling as a student in GMA. Please pray that the church in Tondo will grow. They are small and have been through many trials. However there are a very faithful core of members. One of their great needs is a new meeting place. The current place is completely unsuitable. Renting in “Old Manila” which is where Tondo is located is very expensive.


3. Lubao Reformed Baptist Church, Pampanga (Pastor Gilbert Lugtu)

After a number of years under the leadership of Gilbert Lugtu our member and GMA graduate the work has begun to grow. Last July 2013 the church was organized and Gilbert ordained as Pastor. 13 covenanted together to form the church which currently meets in the Lugtu’s rented home. We continue to help support financially. They are encouraged by increased numbers attending and now finding that their home is not large enough for the meeting. Their great desire is to purchase a plot of land in the large village where they are located and build their own meeting place. A plot is currently available at about £3,500 or US$5,770.


4. Morong Reformed Baptist Outreach, Morong, Rizal

The meeting began there in 2009 mainly with the extended family of a CRBC member. As Morong was closer to Taytay we asked Pastor Olan Mendoza if he could take on this outreach. They were renting a small meeting place which had been an eatery in the past. However the work has been now returned to us and since January 2014 CRBC has taken over the Outreach again. Bro Erwin Cadalin (full time CRBC evangelist and GMA graduate) is now leading the meetings there. Nine of those who meet became members of the Taytay church and now form the core of those meeting in Morong. Please pray that this work will grow and become a constituted church before too long.


5. Montalban Reformed Baptist Outreach, Montalban Rizal

This work begin in September 2012 but was closed down in April 2013 due to the meeting place we were renting was proving too expensive. However Mailyn Balairos a CCM Housemother and CRBC member owns a small house in the area and so the work moved there and a Saturday meeting has been held. Erwin Cadalin (who is now leading the work in Morong) was first involved there and it has now been taken over by Levi Ilhig, CRBC members and GMA student. Currently meetings are held there each Saturday. Please pray that a reformed church may be established in this needy dormitory town on the outskirts of Quezon City.


Bible Studies

1. CRBC Monday Night BS for the Homeless

Between 20 to 35 men and women gather each Monday evening at the church to study the Scriptures. This is led my Armando Dalut (one of our married men). They have been having a series of studies in the Gospel of John. The folk come and have a shower first before the study begins. Please pray that the Lord will be pleased to save these dear poor people who come every Monday to study the Word of God.


2. Agham Road, Quezon City (CCM Recipients)

Between 5 and 10 people meet each Friday afternoon. The meeting is led by Bro. Erwin Cadalin. Those who come greatly appreciate the opportunity to study the Bible even though they are few. Some of those who attend have already removed their images from their homes and no longer attend the RC church. The current problem is that the government is in the process of relocating these “informal settlers” to an area usually far outside of Metro-Manila.


3. New York Street, Cubao (CCM Recipients)

Between 2 and 5 people attend each Thursday afternoon and Bro Erwin Cadalin is the leader. One of the mothers here is now teaching her family what she has been learning from the weekly Bible Study. Please pray that the Word of God will be used to bring these ladies to trust in Christ. Pray also that the numbers will increase.


4. Kamias, Cubao (CCM Recipients)

This area is a very crowded shanty area built alongside a creek which floods every time in rains heavily. Many have to evacuate their homes when that happens usually moving to an upper floor in their shanties or moving in with a neighbour in their small one room dwelling. The Bible Study here is again led by Bro. Erwin each Thursday at 5.00 pm after the New York Study is finished. They meet in the home of Emy Abulag who is a member of CRBC. Again only 2 or 3 attend from other homes. These once more are ladies.


5. San Mateo Road, Batasan

This is a new BS led by Pastor Ismael Montejo each Saturday afternoon in the home of Ate Nitz Manuel (a CRBC member). Between 5 and 8 family members and friends gather each week. It stopped for a while but has started again this year. Prayer is particularly asked for Grace Manuel the daughter of Ate Nitz that she might be saved. She also sometimes attends CRBC with her mother.


6. TSPI – V. Luna Road, Quezon City

TSPI is a Christian micro-finance organization helping people to develop livelihoods. Pastor Ismael Montejo has been invited to conduct weekly devotions, every Friday, at their branch office in Quezon City. Those who attend mainly come from Charismatic churches and some are Roman Catholics. Please pray that the Word of God will be used to draw those who are nominal believers to true faith in Christ.


7. 139 Ermin Garcia, Cubao

This is held in a small building owned by CCM in one of the slum areas in Cubao. Only a few attend and sometimes Pastor Ismael asks whether it is worth continuing. Yet there are 3 older men who always come – Tatay Zoilo, Lando and Fermin. Tatay Zoila cannot walk very well yet he always comes and struggles to climb the stairs to the upper room where the meeting is held. Pray these men will come to true saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


8. Ortigas (A Large Commercial Area)

Deacon Joel Pascual leads this study with some of the members of a large mega church. Ethan who has been attending this BS has been attending CRBC and is applying now for membership.


Other Outreaches Ministries

Tract Distribution

This is not as frequent as we would like but the giving of tracts in undertaken in the main thoroughfare of Cubao as well as in the various roads off of Aurora Boulevard. Bro. Arman usually leads this tract distribution.


Drop-In Thursday Night Meeting

This is for the homeless and usually between 60 and 100 come every Thursday evening, to have a bath, do their laundry, have some good food and to hear the preaching of the Word of God. These meetings have now been continuing for ten years. We thank the Lord for the few who have come to repentance of sin and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by His grace and power. They are now in membership with us.  Deacon Virgo Ablao leads this ministry with a fine band of volunteers from among the church members. (This is mainly finances through Christian Compassion Ministries CCM)



Various camps are held during the year. There are those organized by CCM for teenagers and parents. Also a camp for the Homeless. They are times for such poor folk to leave the slums and the poverty where they stay to get out into the country at a camp site. To have good food and enjoy themselves in a Christian atmosphere and to regularly hear the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.



Donations for our ministries can be given in the following ways.



CHINA BANK, Aurora Blvd Branch Cubao, Quezon City.
Account Name:   Cubao Reformed Baptist Church
Account #        104-0031517
Please inform the CRBC Office by email of the deposit and what it is to be used for.
Email: crbcoffice@gmail.com



Mr. John Lovell,
Missionary Secretary,
Wattisham Baptist Church
8 Windermere Road,
Stowmarket  IP14 1LD
Tel: 9\01449-612-264
Cheques should be made out to Wattisham Baptist Church
Please inform John Lovell what the gift is to be used for.


Donations should be sent to:
Aaron Schavey
402 Studebaker
Mishawaka, IN  46544

Checks should be made payable to:  Grace Fellowship Church
A tax deductible receipt may be requested.



Please see the CCM website for contacts in other countries.



Please see the CCM website.

24th Annual Pastors’ Conference Sessions

Written by jorupacs on . Posted in February 2014, Pastor Brian Ellis, Pastor Diego Bulatao, Pastor George McDearmon, Pastor Noel Espinosa, Pastor Norman Hopkins, Pastors Conference, Reformation Philippines, Reformed Philippines

A Man After God’s Own Heart

Annual Pastors Conference

Opening Message

More Excellent Way (1 Corintians 13) by Pastor Diego Bulato - MP3

Pastor George McDearmon

Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh #1 - MP3
Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh #2 - MP3
Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh #3 - MP3

Pastor Norman Hopkins

Lessons From Spurgeon #1: His Life and Ministry - MP3
Lessons From Spurgeon #2: His Sufferings - MP3
Lessons From Spurgeon #3: His Doctrine and the Downgrade Controversy - MP3

Pastor Noel Espinosa

Fundamentalism: Evangelism vs. Decisionism – MP3 Presentation
Fundamentalism: Spirituality vs. Conservatism – MP3 | Presentation
Fundamentalism: Liberty vs. Abstinence – MP3 Presentation

Closing Message

Preaching The Word of God by Pastor Brian Ellis - MP3

24th Pastors’ Conference in Pictures

Written by jorupacs on . Posted in February 2014, Pastors Conference, Reformation Philippines, Reformed Philippines

Cubao Reformed Baptist Church annually holds a conference for pastors, now on its 24th installment. The Pastors’ Conference was held from February 4 to 6 of 2014. There were more or less 300 men in the ministry from all over the Philippines who attended the sessions that were given by 5 speakers.

We thank the Lord for providing for us all the resources needed to run the conference. Soli Deo Gloria!

Annual Pastors' Conference

Training men to… preach the Word of God and pastor the Church of Christ


Gate of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church

Gate of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church


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Ate Bekha Macapagal and Kuya Arnel Parco… Registration Committee volunteers


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The Session Hall is full of delegates from around the Philippines


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Pastor Diego Bulatao gave the opening message of the conference


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Pastor Noel Espinosa gave three papers concerning fundamentalism principles that must be subjects of reformation


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Pastor Norman Hopkins of the UK gave three papers with regards to the life, ministry and doctrine of Charles Haddon Spurgeon


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Pastor George McDearmon gave three messages explaining the “Thorn in the Flesh” passage

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Pastor Brian Ellis gave the closing address encouraging all to live a life acceptable to the ministry


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After every session, questions given by the audience were answered by the speakers


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At the third day of the conference, the speakers answered questions that were dropped in the question box


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We thank the Lord that the new stairs gave much ease on the traffic of people


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Deacon Louie Lim together with the ladies of the church, volunteered to cook and distribute food for 300 people


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Members and friends of the church gave their time to volunteer for the work of the conference


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Fellowship over lunch


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Books were given free for those who attend the conference


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Alumni and current students of Grace Ministerial Academy


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May the Lord bless these men as they return to their respective churches to preach the Word of God and pastor Christ’s church!


2014 Pastors’ Conference: Registration Cut Off Time

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A Man After God’s Own Heart

Only three days to go before the Pastors’ Conference!  This event will run from the 4th to the 6th of February.

We shall implement a cut off time on catering registration. This is to ensure that the sessions for the conference will go undisturbed, as we desire that those who attend will profit greatly from it. The following schedules shall apply:

Day Cut Off Time
Feb. 4, Tuesday   10:30am
Feb. 5, Wednesday   9:30am
Feb. 6, Thursday   9:30am

Please be guided accordingly.

For more information, please visit this link: 24th Annual Pastors’ Conference

CRBC Newsletter for January 2014

Written by jorupacs on . Posted in CRBC Newsletter, January 2014, Reformation Philippines, Reformed Philippines

Every person who has ever lived or will ever live must glorify God, either actively or passively, either willingly or unwillingly, either in heaven or in hell, you will glorify God. Either you will glorify him as the object of His mercy and glory, which will be seen in you, or you will glorify Him in your rebellion in unbelief by being made the object of His wrath and power at the final judgment. ~ James Montgomery Boice

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