We are extremely grateful for the global national partnerships we have developed over the years. We have been blessed to serve in some locations for over 50 years and have seen our mission fields become active associations and denominations in their own right.
In addition to the national associations and denominations we partner with, General Baptist International Ministries also works hand in hand with global partners composed on various institutions that are an integral part of our ministry. These educational and benevolent institutions help us to fulfill the Great Commission and are an extension of our love for God and for our neighbor as ourselves.
Institutions, by their very nature, rely on resources outside of themselves to exist. This is no more true in the global world than it is in the United States. Institutions exist by added donations from supporting bodies, by government assistance or on more rare occassions by endowments. The cost is well worth the return as these institutions are the means by which we train pastors, care for orphans and do ministry around the world. Currently we help maintain institutional partners in the Philippines and Honduras.
Faith Home Child Care Center – San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Faith Home consists of a 50 acre campus near San Pedro Sula, Honduras. On this campus, 10 homes have been constructed to provide housing for the children. Married, Honduran, Christian couples have been hired to live in each home and provide the day to day care. These house parents, and their own children, provide the foundation for the family unit in each home.
A school, Little Angels, has been constructed and staffed with full-time teachers to educate the children. More recently, we have added a computer lab and hired a part-time teacher to oversee the lab.
The court system works with Faith Home to place children at Faith Home who come from situations of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.
Click here to learn how to sponsor a child at Faith Home.
GBCPI Board of Trustees
The General Baptist Church of the Philippines, Inc. (GBCPI). GBCPI was formed in 1957 as the national body of General Baptists in the Philippines. Today it is composed of the various districts (associations) and churches of the Philippines. Dr. Abdon Canonoy currently serves as Moderator of GBCPI.
We are grateful for our close partnership with GBCPI and ask you to pray for God’s continued blessings for them and their leaders.
The General Baptist Bible College – GBBC exists to train and equip generations for Christian service. Hundreds of alumni today serve in the field of ministry, education, music, business, and even in governmental service. GBBC has been training pastors, Christian education workers, and school teachers who serve the Philippines. Classroom instruction by well trained faculty is complimented by ministry practicum in the field. The student body is energetic and ministry minded, expressing a deep heart and compassion for the people of the Philippines.
Founded by General Baptists in 1965, GBBC has been training pastors, Christian education workers, and school teachers who serve the Philippines. Classroom instruction by well trained faculty is complimented by ministry practicum in the field. The student body is energetic and ministry minded, expressing a deep heart and compassion for the people of the Philippines
The purpose of the Matigsalug Bible Institute is to train Christian workers and pastors for the tribal areas. MBI makes theological training available at an entry level for those who have not completed high school. When young men and women enter MBI they are trained not only how to preach, but how to work as well. They are assigned duties on the property such as farming or facility maintenance to subsidize their costs.
Founded by General Baptists in 1978, the Matigsalug Bible Institute in Mindanao, Philippines has been training pastor and Christian workers for ministry in the tribal areas of Mindanao. The staff members, the students and their families live in a community and are growing in their Christian walk. Many great steps have been made to make the school less dependent by planting the rice fields and raising tilapia. Students may also be sponsored for $200 for 1 year.
Students are required to perform a 2 month practicum each year. For those 2 months they are assigned to churches in their home association. Upon graduation they are free to pastor churches on a full time basis.