Pastor Ben is an Ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church with pastoral experiences in the Baguio Area, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan and Tarlac provinces of the Philippines. He later transferred to the California – Pacific Conference in 1970 and served churches in the Hawaii, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Pasadena districts of the United Methodist Church. He retired from active ministry in 1999, after 42 years of faithful ministry. These days, Pastor Ben and his wife Gerda enjoy being amateur gardeners in Covina, California.
Born and raised in the town of Paniqui, he attended Central Institute of Technology in Tarlac, Philippines, and pursued post secondary education at Union Theological Seminary of the Philippines in Manila. Pastor Ben is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, and Claremont School of Theology where he earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees respectively.
Below are Pastor Ben’s reflections and meditations…
First Sunday of Lent, February 21, 2021
Sixth Sunday After Epiphany, February 14, 2021
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, February 7, 2021
Fourth Sunday After Epiphany, January 31, 2021
Third Sunday After Epiphany, January 24, 2021
Second Sunday After Epiphany, January 17, 2021
First Sunday After Epiphany, January 10, 2021
Epiphany Sunday, January 3, 2021
1st Sunday After Christmas, December 27, 2020
4th Sunday of Advent, December 20, 2020
3rd Sunday of Advent, December 13, 2020
2nd Sunday of Advent, December 6, 2020
1st Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020