Monthly Archives: August 2007

Fellowship and Seminar set for September in Pangasinan

The Mangaldan church of Christ wishes to announce that the coming 50th Pangasinan-speaking churches of Christ Fellowship and Seminar will be held on September 29, 2007 at the Mangaldan church of Christ chapel along J.L. De Guzman St. Mangaldan, Pangasinan.

The theme of the occasion is “The Pangasinan churches of Christ, yesterday, today and through eternity”. Brothers John Quiniones Sr., David Quidem, and Arnold Zambrano would be the designated speakers to discuss the theme. Everybody is welcome to attend, as it is the tradition among Pangasinan churches of Christ that there will be no registration fees.

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Church Planting in Ilocos Sur

Brother Roger Nonog, evangelist based in Ilocos Sur, is coordinating a church planting campaign on September 5-8 in the town of Santa Maria. Church leaders and preachers in Ilocos Sur will be joined by Dick Baguioen and Eusebio Tanicala in this program. The aim is to plant a congregation in the poblacion of Santa Maria town.

Two added to the Church in Loakan

After several months of study, Solomon Gonzales and Dexter Aquino were baptized into the body of Christ last August 26 in Baguio City.  Robin and Marissa Baquiran  of the Loakan church of Christ shared the gospel to these two truth seekers.

Church in Ganas gains more adherents

A new congregation was started in Ganas, Mabinay, Negros Oriental last April. On August 27 in a follow up campaign, six more souls accepted Jesus the Christ and were baptized.  Reuben Emperado and Santiago Sameon II led  the gospel campaigners.

New Congregation Planted in Bayawan City

The first worship service in Baican, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental was conducted August 26, 2007. Forty five were in attendance. During the gospel campaign in the last week of August. Forty believers were immersed into the name of Jesus Christ in Baican according to a text message from brother Santiago Sameon II. With brother Sameon was brother Reuben Emperado together with a group of Christians from various congregations in Negros Oriental .

HISTORY OF THE SANTIAGO CITY CHURCH OF CHRIST

by Rogelio Barroga, Sr. and Eusebio Tanicala

The late brother Gervacio Sison, contacted and initially taught through a radio program aired in Cauayan, Isabela became the first convert in this city in 1970. During the first worslhip service in 1970, only four people were present. Two months later there were eight in the group.

Rogelio Barroga, evanelist and his wife Surlita, volunteered to work in Santiago moving from Pangasinan in 1970.

In 1976 a church lot was purchased. A modest chapel was built in 1979. By this time membership increased to 45.

Key families that wee added to the congregation which gave the Santiago City group stable leadership starting in the middle of the 1980s are the Danilo Quibral family and the Matias Balcita family. By 1990 membership went up to 80. This year of 1990 saw the appointment of elders (Danilo Quibral, Matias Balcita and Rogelio Barroga). Deacons were Pacifico Bartido, Juanito Castillo, Juanito Gasuga and Orvin Arago.

A second floor of the church building was planned in 1990. Today the second level of the chapel has become functional.

As of August 2007, the elders are Danilo Quibral, Matias Balcita and Rogelio Barroga, Sr. The deacons are Juanito Casuga, Juanito Castillo. Perlito Palac, Diosdado Somera, Peter Baliwang, Roberto Barroga and Roland Javonillo.

The young evangelists of the congregation are Jessie Palac, Joel Somera, Nathaniel Somera, Robert Nachuman and Arnold Vera Cruz.

Works and ministries of the congregation are the following: Administration, Budget & Finance, Church Properties, Praise & Worship, Audit & Inventory, Visitation & Counseling, Membership & Communcation, Outreach & MIssions.

Evangelism and outreach methods include the following: Series of lesson in Home Bible Studies, Personal Evangelism, World Bible School lessons, Sunday School, Pulpit Preaching, and Leadership Training by Extension.

The Santiago City congregation through brother Rogelio and other church leaders, outreach programs were accomplished. They were involved in the establishinment or nurture of churches in the towns of Ramon, Ilagan, San Agustin, Angngadanan, Alfonso Lista, Diffun, and Saguday. A new congregation has been planted in Rosario District of the city and the church leaders help conduct services in the afternoon.

In spite of the many problems and trials encountered through the years, evangelist Rogelio Barroga and the church leadership remained steadfast through the help of the Almighty God.

Life and Preaching Work of Rogelio O. Barroga, Sr.

by Eusebio Tanicala

He has served the Lord Jesus Christ for forty five years now and he prays that his life be extended so that he may give more years of service to his Savior and Master.

Brother Rogelio O. Barroga, Sr. and his faithful wife and helpmate, Surlita Cabais who hails lfrom Asingan, Pangasinan, have four children: Ronnie married to Marlyn, Robert married to Glenda, Rogelio “Randy” married to Jovy and Liezl married to Roland. They now have nine grandchildren and more are coming. All the four children are active members of the church. Robert and Roland are, in fact, deacons in the Santiago City congregation.

Rogelio is the second child of spouses Jose B. Barroga and Isabel Ordinario. He was born in Dupax del Norte, Nueva Vizcaya and attended both elementary and secondary schools in this town. He became a member of the church in 1962; attended Philippine Bible College and finished his Bachelor of Theology in 1969 graduating as third honors.

As a student preacher he served local churches in Natividad, Tayug, Asingan and Pozorrubio all in the province of Pangasinan. While serving the local church in Pozorrubio he was instrumental in encouraging Candido Libag, John Quiniones and Mar Bernardo to attend Philippine Bible College.

Brother Rogelio gives credit to Ken Wilkey in sourcing his preaching support. The Church of Christ at Midwest City, Oklahoma served for many years as his sponsoring congregation. In 1970 Rogelio and his wife Surlita moved to Santiago City, Isabela primarily to follow up more than 200 letter writers who were regular listeners of a religious broadcast aired in Cauayan, Isabela. He was based in Santiago town but he helped establish and/or nurture congregations in the towns of Tumauini, Saguday, Ilagan, San Agustin, Ramon, Cabatuan, Aurora and Diffun.

For his outstanding and dedicated preaching work, he was conferred the Outstanding Alumnus Award by Philippine Bible College in 1984.

Presently, in addition to his evangelistic and local church work, Rogelio serves as teacher in the Leadership Training by Extension class in San Mateo, Isabela every last Saturday of the month.