Vincent speaking at GTCM graduation “Lost people matter to God, and so matter to us.” –Keith Wright For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “I have made you a …
Vincent & Shirley Quinones
A man who stoned churches becomes a pastor! Vincent was saved by God’s grace through his mother’s witness. With the encouragement of Mel Guimba, who was instrumental in leading Shirley to Christ, Vincent graduated from IGBI-Bataan and has pastored Grace Gospel Church of Christ in Dasmarinas, Philippines since 2007. He worked part-time as a PE teacher in a Christian school until the Lord led him to full-time ministry in 2012. Vincent and Shirley have also planted 2 additional churches.
When TCM-Philippines Mission Director, Gerson Bermejo, approached the Quiñoneses about being missionaries, Vincent admits his first response was, “Lord, can you find someone else? I’m just an ordinary person. I just want to have a simple life with my family, a vehicle that will get us around, a church where we can fellowship and the comforts of living in my country.”
Three years later, Vincent & Shirley attended GTCM, TCM’s 2-month intensive mission training program. God has brought them through fire to refine them, increase their faith in Him and make their lives simpler so they can serve Him freely. They enjoy serving God in their present ministry, and Vincent has tirelessly questioned why God chose him for this calling to be a “sent one” to the regions beyond. Why did God trust him so much? Since GTCM he began to understand that it’s now about how much God trusts him—it’s about how much He trusts the work He has done in him. The Quiñoneses have begun the journey of learning to let go of “things” and to trust, believe and live by faith simply in God’s hands.
The Quiñoneses were accepted as TCM Team missionaries in Fall 2018 and plan to move to Taiwan in 2019.