Category: Philippines Annual Conference

Methodist Commission on Resource Development (MCRD)
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Methodist Commission on Resource Development (MCRD)

Social Arm of the UMC in the Philippines In 1984, Bishop Emerito P. Nacpil of the Manila Episcopal Area invited Dr. and Mrs. Philip del Rosario and Rev. and Mrs. George Holcombe to launch a UMC-backed experimental self-help community project in the episcopal area. It was not until January 1988 that the Del Rosarios and...

Darby, Dr. Hawthorne (1894-1944)
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Darby, Dr. Hawthorne (1894-1944)

Unselfish Servant and Medical Missionary to the Philippines Dr. Hawthorne Darby served as a medial missionary in the Philippines for the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society. Born in Colfax, Indiana, she graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1914, and from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia in 1923. She served internships at...

Rolling Hills UMC, Rolling Hills Estates, California
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Rolling Hills UMC, Rolling Hills Estates, California

Congregation with Historic, Extensive Support of Varied Local and Global Mission At Rolling Hills United Methodist Church in Rolling Hills Estates, California, we have a long history of support for mission, both locally and globally. Our congregation has a few members who served as missionaries. The Rasmussens served in Japan. They bring a rich understanding to...

Fabro, Prudencia L. (1910-1996)
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Fabro, Prudencia L. (1910-1996)

First Filipino President of Harris Memorial College Prudencia L. Fabro, the first Filipino President of Harris Memorial College, was one of the most outstanding woman leaders in the Methodist-related institutions whose major contribution was the training, molding and forming of young women who answered the call to serve as deaconesses in the Methodist Church. She...

Ka Onang Bible Institute
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Ka Onang Bible Institute

Filipino-Led Biblewomen School Harris Training School in the Philippines was closed during the years of World War II. To fill the void, Ka Onang Memorial Bible Institute was started in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija under the leadership of Rev. Carlos Mañacop and Miss Patrocino Ocamp, the last principal of Mary Brown Townsend Bible School in Lingayen....

Marquez, Felipe
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Marquez, Felipe

Horseback Riding Early Filipino Pastor Felipe Marquez was one of the first Filipino pastors to be ordained. When Nicholas Zamora became the first ordained elder, Felipe Marquez was ordained deacon. Pastor Marquez started his work in Manila and moved to Gerona, Tarlac, as traveling evangelist on horseback. Later in 1903, he was transferred to Dagupan,...

Alejandro, Dionisio D. (1893-1974)
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Alejandro, Dionisio D. (1893-1974)

Filipino Evangelist and Bishop Dionisio D. Alejandro, at a young age became an interpreter for the American missionaries in his hometown of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, stirring an early passion for the church. He became an active member of the Methodist young people’s group called the Epworth League, forerunner of the Methodist Youth Fellowship. Rev....

Nacpil, Emerito P. (1932- )
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Nacpil, Emerito P. (1932- )

Bishop, Educator, and Evangelist Emerito P. Nacpil was admitted into the Methodist ministry in 1951 and served local churches until 1958. In 1956, he was ordained elder after receiving his Bachelor of Theological degree from Union Theological Seminary in Dasmariñas, Cavite. He finished his Bachelor of Arts from the Philippine Christian University, Manila, in 1958...

Miller, Margaret Ross (1870-1955)
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Miller, Margaret Ross (1870-1955)

Proponent of Women Leaders Margaret Ross Miller helped form church women’s organizations in the Philippine Islands, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina and Chile, as well as in California. Her husband was appointed to special work in South America prior to his election as bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1924. In 1921, Mrs. Miller...

Moots, Cornelia Chillson (1843-1929)
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Moots, Cornelia Chillson (1843-1929)

Pioneering WFMS & WCTU Missionary to the Philippines Cornelia Chillson Moots or “Mother Moots” was one of the four pioneer WFMS missionaries to the Philippines. A native of Bay City, Michigan, Moots was an evangelist for the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), an organization with recognized links to holiness piety. Moots took over duties at...

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