In late 1978 this congregation was birthed when a couple opened their flat one Sunday afternoon for Bible study and fellowship. During thesucceeding years God used a number of people and pastors in this ministry, first in homes and then in various worship locations to nourish and nurture a nucleus of ladies in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. The congregation has grown and now worships in our Chai Wan facility.
Rev Oral Paul Guevara began his Pastoral ministry for this congregation in February 2003. Previously Pastor Oral ministered Olongapo City, Philippines. God's divine direction miraculously worked in Pastor Oral's life when in January of 1997, he was contacted by the first Filipino pastor of ICA-Filipino Ministry, whom he did not know or had ever heard of, and invited him to come to ICA for a two-week ministry exposure. The seed was planted and about eleven months later a call was given to Pastor Oral to join this ministry in Hong Kong as Associate Pastor. When you get a chance, ask Pastor Oral to fill in the details of this journey for him and his family.
The ministry is focused on meeting the needs of those attending and equipping them to be people totally and joyfully in love with God, fervently sharing Christ's love wherever they are. His prayer for the congregation is to see more Filipinos in Hong Kong solely committed to living a life representing Christ, no matter what their circumstances or situation, all for the glory of God!
Looking toward our future growth and development, our vision and prayer is to see our congregation become strong and passionate in reaching people both here (friends and employers) and abroad (cross cultural mission work as the Lord bids them to go) and therefore ultimately producing a congregation of disciples who are missions minded, seriously reaching people for the Lord!
Summing it all up... We know whom we are following (Jesus); what we are doing (knowing Jesus, growing in intimacy with him and making him known); and where we are going (we are following our commander in chief's marching order- to go and make disciple of all nations). We have a mission to help people understand what it means to have a relationship with God and lead them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We do not believe that there is any other mission on this earth that will matter as much for eternity! We hope and pray that the ICA - Filipino Ministry is a place where people can and will experience a genuine encounter with the Living God; a place where hurting, oppressed and broken people receive hope, freedom, and wholeness; and where people are compassionately cared for.
Are you looking for joyful and warm fellowship, love and acceptance, relevant Bible based Spirit led teaching, then you are encouraged and welcome to come experience, and be a part of, what is going on here. It will change your life!