Happy 34th Anniversary GCF Ortigas

Inset: The bulletin announcing the 34th Anniversary of Greenhills Christian Fellowship.

” …stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel…”
Philippians 1:27, NIV 1984

I would like to take this chance to congratulate my home church, Greenhills Christian Fellowship, for the occasion of the church’s 34th Anniversary. It was 34 years since the power couple, missionaries Pastor Dave Yount and PJ Yount founded the church at an event for couples at Valentine’s Day. Since then, the church continued to grow, moving in three locations, two in Greenhills with a notable Medecor Building and finally settling at a permanent home in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. At the retirement of Pastor Dave, he was succeeded by Rev. Dr. Luis Pantoja Jr., ThD. who continued the growth of the church to it’s present.

Inset: The GCF Festival Choir and the commissioning of Pastor Mark del Rosario.

At the untimely death of Pastor Luis almost two years ago ushered in a time of uncertainty which challenged the church to the core but Pastor Dave came back to bring the church to its feet again. After months of ministry as a caretaker pastor, GCF finally chose a good doctor turned pastor, Pastor Larry Pabiona, MD. to be the new Senior Pastor. Today, the church still stands undivided to lead in the mission of help the people “Know Christ and make Him known”. As the dust settled, things are getting more exciting as GCF is on the track with its twenty one (21) satellite churches, more coming again in the country and in Canada.

Inset: Online sourced photo showing GCF Ortigas Building still shiny new.

In the personal side, I am very much thankful to God for giving me a church family that went with me through thick and thin. This church has helped what used to be a shabby-looking provinciano finally find his place in a hustle and busy worlds of Metropolitan Manila. Through all my dreams, aspirations, hardships and even those times I stumbled down and fell, this church and the fellow GCFers blessed me and my family in a special way. I have seen how the church fell on its knees and humbled, the hardships GCF’s taken. In the 34th Year of God’s Faithfulness to GCF, I pray more will Know Christ And Make Him Known.


Greenhills Christian Fellowship is a church family that meets in Ruby cor. Garnet Roads, Ortigas Center, Pasig City with Sunday Services at 8am, 10:30am, 3pm and 5:30 and in other satellite churches.


About Mark Mayo - Magallanes

MARK MAYO - MAGALLANES – blogger by passion, cook by hobby, student by life, theater actor by fate, writer by work, and Christian by grace. Part Filipino, Chinese and Spanish by blood, he is proudly 100% Negrénse. His love for his home Island of Negros, heritage and lifestyle has led him to write much about it and full-time, all-time. View all posts by Mark Mayo - Magallanes

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