Meet Our Personnel

Aaron & Noemi Arsino

Follow the Arsinos as they pioneer a brand new TCM work in East Timor! Aaron and Noemi Arsino are eager to put their church ministry experience and GTCM missionary training to work on the mission field. In their home country, the Philippines, the Arsinos planted and established a Grace church in Bohol, and spent the last 11 years pastoring and teaching Sunday school at Grace Gospel Church of Christ in Surigao City. Aaron is a graduate of IGBI and holds certificates in computer science, English and teaching. Noemi has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical ...

Barry & Kathy Pumphrey

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Ben and Joyce Anderson

Ben Anderson was born and raised in the Philippines as the son of founding TCM missionaries Vernon & Darlene Anderson. In 1978, he returned to the United States where he went to college and joined TCM in October 1984. Joyce grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Her father, the late Cliff Kinkead, was the pastor of the Grace church. In 1986 Ben and Joyce met at the Grace church. They married and traveled to Kenya the same year. Ben & Joyce pioneered the TCM work in Kenya, seeing it grow to 40 churches, a Bible school, ...

Bob & Beth Xavier

Bob Xavier has dedicated 40 years to working with young people and families. He is Director of Set Free Ministries of Bradenton, Florida, and has been a Pastor and Chaplain. Bob and Beth live in Bradenton with two children Jonathan and Rachel....

Dan and Amy Banac

Dan and Amy Banac are new TCM missionaries, though they are seasoned in ministry, having directed one of TCM’s Bible schools in the Philippines for the past 15 years. A number of Grace pastors in the region were trained by them. ...

Darlene Anderson

They started working with a band of Filipinos in Mindanao who were seeking deeper Bible knowledge. Faith living moved the Andersons forward, preaching, teaching, helping to establish IGBI to train pastors, even to taking up flying and using three different airplanes to push forward with reaching out over the whole archipelago. While in the Philippines, they made several trips to preach and teach the Word of God in South India. For three summers Vernon and his team smuggled Bibles into Eastern Europe during the Communist years of repression....

Dean & Sheba Padayhag

In 1998 Dean graduated from International Grace Bible Institute in the Philippines. He ministered with TCM as a pastor in 3 congregations, as a youth coordinator and a campus ministry leader. While pastoring in Cagayan de Oro for 5 years, he preached on the weekly "Hour of Grace" radio broadcast and helped in translating articles for Grace Ministries Digest. On March 21, 2003, Dean made a big leap of faith to South Africa where he ministered as a missionary under TCM for 3 years. He worked as an evangelist, trainer and a church planter. On ...

Doug & Vicki Le Feber

The LeFebers are planting churches and caring for believers in the northeastern city of Recife, population 3.7 million. Doug oversees the establishment of the ministry in the Ibura area of Recife and the ongoing construction of the church building. Vicki is active in AWANA and Project ABBA children's ministries and with music in the churches....

Gardner & Ledith Improso

Gardner's family has always been active in the TCM churches in the Philippines. His father, Antonio Improso, was the director for many years. Gardner attended International Grace Bible Institute where he met Claudita (Ledith) from a TCM church on the island of Bohol. After marrying, Gardner & Ledith served in churches and Bible schools in the Philippines. Keren and Kezia were born at that time. When a need for missionaries arose in Kenya, the Improsos responded. They arrived in Nairobi on March 7, 1996 and immediately became active in Grace Bible School and Embu ...

Genesis and Verna Maraat

Genesis joined TCM in 1992 after five years of service in the Philippines where he ministered as an evangelist, pastor and Bible school teacher. After one year in Kenya he married Verna and they continued ministering together in Embu, Kenya. In Kenya the Maraats lived in Embu (Bible school and field work) and Kisumu (planted a Grace church) before establishing the Grace Bible Church in the high altitude city of Eldoret in the western part of Kenya. In 2004, the Lord laid on the Maraats hearts the country of Thailand and its 65 million mostly ...

Gomer & Nene Indino

Gomer and Nene are graduates of TCM’s International Grace Bible Institute. Following their graduation in 1987, they served in a variety of ministries in the Philippines. They were actively involved in church planting and pastored a series of four churches, as well as engaging in campus and prison outreach and ministries to youth and children. Gomer also spent two years teaching in TCM’s Bible schools. The Indinos’ interest in outreach led them to take a missions course. They began to pray about entering into mission work themselves, and discovered that TCM’ Brazil field ...

James and Agape Bermejo

AMES AND AGAPE BERMEJO are both children of Grace believers in the Philippines and graduates of the TCM’s IGBI-Ozamis Bible school as well as Grace Theological Center for Missions (GTCM). James also holds a university degree in English. Over the past 13 years the Bermejos planted and pastored two urban churches in the Manila region. The Bermejos were initially challenged for mission work by TCM missionary Genesis Maraat in 2009 and engaged in subsequent communication about mission possibilities with Ben and Joyce Anderson. In 2015 James resigned from his secular job to attend ...

Joe & Michelle Campos

Joe was born and raised in Brazil where he came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Savior through the ministry of Doug and Vicki LeFeber in 1993. A few months later he felt a great burden in his heart to dedicate his life to full-time Christian ministry. Michelle (LeFeber) grew up as a missionary kid. She came to know the Lord at a young age and always had the desire to serve Him in Brazil. Michelle began her formal education at Grace Bible College in 1989, with a perspective to go back to ...

Joel & Leah Sanders

Joel was born in Atlanta, GA where he was blessed to be raised in Christian family. He was saved at an early age and knew that one day God would lead him into ministry. Some time after graduating from high school, Joel started to have a passion for mission work. Having been on a few mission trips, he decided that foreign missions was the path toward which God was leading him. Joel has a strong love for music and singing in addition to teaching and preaching. It is his desire to be able to reach ...

Julia Liles

Julia was raised in a Christian home near London, England. She studied the arts (drama, dance, art) and took a degree in Theatre Design in 2003-2006. In September 2005 she accepted Christ as her Saviour. She got involved with her first ‘aid camp’ in India in 2007 where she worked alongside a physiotherapist for three months. This followed with a 2 month trip to Sri-Lanka teaching English, Art & Dance to children who were victims of the 2004 tsunami. In November 2007 Julia went on another aid camp to Cameroon to build a ...

Myra Omictin

Myra was born and raised in the Philippines and grew up in a Christian family. After completing a degree in Computer Science, she joined a mission team in China in 2002 with a focus on friendship evangelism and discipleship while also working as an Academic Advisor. Following that she taught ESL at a Science High school for 2 years and spent the last 16 months of her time in China as the Education Department Head for a Foreign Language School. Myra joined TCM in 2005. When her contract was up in China, TCM was in ...

Nathan & Jessica Killion

Nathan and Jessica attended Grace Bible College where they met and married. Two years later their son, Matthias, was born. The Lord led them to accept a pastorate at Faith Bible Church in Olney, Illinois, where they ministered for the past 5 ½ years. It was there that their daughters Abigail and Chloe were born. This was a meaningful time of growth for the Killions as they learned much about life and ministry and built lasting friendships. Since college the Killions have been directly involved in mission outreach. Nathan visited the Philippines twice, and both Nathan ...

Pat & Michelle Kilgo

Patrick Kilgo grew up in south Florida and moved to Georgia when he was 15. Michelle is a native of Georgia. They met in the summer of 1993 after enrolling in the same history class at the University of Georgia. Pat & Michelle married in 1996 and lived in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia and Wisconsin. Their four children are Robert, Elisabeth, David and Anna Claire. Pat & Michelle received a deep understanding of God’s Grace after reading Things That Differ by C.R. Stam in 2004.They started a church in their home in ...

Pauline Watkins

Joe and Pauline joined TCM in 1957 when Joe became the secretary of the board. After Joe graduated from Milwaukee Bible College, they were accepted as missionaries and arrived in the Philippines in October 1958. They were in charge of setting up a center to train pastors and Bible women. First priority was to build a Bible institute. The International Grace Bible Institute began its ministry in 1959 with Joe as the first director. Pauline gave typing lessons, kept records, taught English and managed the school kitchen. After ten years the Bible Institute was turned ...

Robby & Tegwen Heath

Robby and Tegwen Heath have a rich missionary heritage. Robby is the grandson of TCM missionaries to the Philippines, Bill & Eunice Heath. Tegwen is the grand-daughter of TCM’s first missionaries, Vernon & Darlene Anderson, and daughter of TCM missionaries and International Director, Ben & Joyce Anderson....

Roland & Beverly Improso

Roland Improso asserts, “I’m convinced God called me to the mission field because my burning desire to go to the unreached gets stronger every day.” Roland grew up in a Christian family and learned contentment and trust in God from a young age because his family lived from paycheck to paycheck. His family’s joy in the Lord was never affected by their material resources. Although his parents had difficulty sending their children to college, God provided for Roland to graduate from one of TCM’s Bible schools in the Philippines as well as ...

Tim and Lori Board

Pastor Timothy Board was born and raised in the greater Chicagoland area of northwest Indiana. It was there on Chicago’s southwest side that he met his wife, Lori, and was married in January 2002. After being saved by the grace of God through faith alone in Jesus Christ at a young age, the Lord called him into gospel ministry at that point. Since graduating in May 2005 from Milwaukee’s Berean Bible Institute with a diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies in Pastoral Ministry, he has served in the pastorate of several Grace churches from ...

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 ...

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