Big Steps for Haven of Grace Seminary

The heart of Pacific Rim Missions has always been about training nationals. We believe the longevity of missions ministry depends upon training national leadership to duplicate itself in the training of other nationals. Recently, God allowed PRMI & Haven of Grace Seminary to take a huge step in that direction with the addition of Pastor Lowell Arbolario. Pastor Lowell comes highly recommended by his Filipino counterparts, the Haven of Grace Board, and the faculty of the seminary. He has demonstrated a genuine calling to the ministry, faithfully served the local church, shown excellent academic and leadership skills, proven himself to be a committed father and husband, possesses excellent teaching, preaching, and communication skills, and has all the important qualities we were looking for in developing a Filipino for a leadership role. Presently, he is beginning a 3-5 year mentoring/discipleship training program underneath the leadership of J. Mark Kittrell of PRMI, Dr. Tim Valiante of Haven of Grace, & Pastor Jun Oguilla of Maranatha Baptist Church. Pastor Lowell actively teaches at Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Bacolod and is presently church planting in his home city of Himamaylan. We are excited about partnering with him for the gospel and the Kingdom in the Philippines and at Haven of Grace Seminary.