North Cebu Baptist Church
For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV
The Filipino Pastor
Pastor Elbern Mark Ballos was born on May 23, 1983 and raised in Sogod, Southern Leyte, Philippines.
He got to know the Lord as his personal Saviour by the age of 6 years old and was blessed to be brought up in a Christian home by his godly parents.
In year 2005, he graduated in Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering from
Cebu Institute of Technology, Cebu City. In that same year, while preparing for his engineering board exam, God led him to know and be part of North Cebu Baptist Church (NCBC). He got involved in the different areas of the ministry; he helped teach the kids, lead the youth group and drive to the mountain ministry.
Pastor Chris was born on February 14, 1985 in the Philippines. At the age of twelve he moved to the United States to live with his father. It was in the USA that he heard a clear presentation of the Gospel and was saved! He longed to tell his mom the good news of the Gospel as well, but she was still living in the Philippines.
As a teenager, he went to camp and surrendered his life to preach. At 16, he went on a missions trip back to the Philippines. During that time he was miraculously reunited with his mother, and she received Christ as her personal Savior!
Pastor Chris went to Bible College in Austin, Texas and there met veteran missionary, Pastor Travis Lewis. After discovering he was a Filipino, Pastor Travis asked him to pray about helping the mission work in Cebu.
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