Hello there!

It's great you're here, and we would love to tell a little bit about the International Churches of Christ Philippines.

We are the ICOC Philippines

Planted in 1989 by 28 disciples of our Lord Jesus from USA, these young men and women sacrificed their vibrant careers, homes, and relationships to help realize God's dream to make disciples in the Philippines. Since then, dozens of churches have been planted across the archipelago and thousands of lives have been changed for Christ.

We are a church with a mission to love God, love one another and to be faithful to the Great Commission.

We invite you to know this incredible love that God has for you and live out His plan for your life. Nothing can be more fulfilling than living out God's purpose for your life. Join us in changing the world together for Christ!

Our Mission

We are a group of disciples devoted to loving God and our neighbor, and making disciples of all nations.

Our Vision

All men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

  • 1989

    Arrival of 28 disciples.

    260 people in first church service.

    400 baptisms in church's first year.

  • 1990

    Anthony and Saun Galang led the church.

    First Asian Christian Jubilee "The Unshakeable Kingdom".

    Baguio City (Benguet) and Cebu churches were planted.

  • 1991

    Asian Christian Jubilee "Nations Will Come To Your Light".

  • 1992

    Galangs led the Bangkok church. John and Emily Brindgardner led here.

    First official HOPE project "Manila, We Can!"

  • 1993

    Preston and Sandie Shepherd returned to Manila to lead the church.

    Asian Christian Jubilee "Turn The World Upside Down".

    HOPE medical mission outreach program.

  • 1994

    World Leadership Conference and Asian Christian Jubilee "One Generation".

    Dr. Dave and Kimi Traver led eight HOPE projects throughout the city, including Smokey Mountain

    The first HOPE Youth Corps (worldwide) held in Manila.

    Davao church were planted.

  • 1995

    Batangas, Cagayan de Oro City (Misamis Oriental), Laoag City (Ilocos Norte), and Olongapo City (Zambales) churches were planted.

  • 1996

    Asian Christian Jubilee "Pacific Rim of Fire".

    Cesar and Jennifer Lopez led the Manila church.

    Bacolod City (Negros Occidental), General Santos City (South Cotabato), Legazpi City (Albay), and Zamboanga churches were planted.

  • 1997

    Established the first HOPE Youth Center in Smokey Mountain.

  • 1998

    Formation of new sectors and regions.

  • 1999

    MMCC 10th Anniversary Celebration in Quirino Grandstand.

    Angeles City (Pampanga), Dagupan City (Pangasinan), and Iloilo churches were planted.

  • 2000

    Asian Christian Jubilee "J2K: Even Greater Things".

    Established HOPE Youth Center in Baseco.

  • 2001

    Established HOPE Youth Center in Payatas with the help of the HOPE Youth Corps.

    Tacloban City (Leyte) church was planted.

  • 2002

    Pacific Rim Bible Talk Leaders Conference "The Least Of You Will Become A Thousand".

    Nehemiah Project was launched encouraging the disciples to rebuild the walls of the Pacific Rim.

  • 2003

    Formation of the MMCC interim board and 11 congregational committees.

    Review of the First Principles.

    Start of the HOPE Mobile Puppet Theater with the help of the World Emergency Relief.

  • 2004

    Election of MMCC Board of Trustees.

  • 2005

    Formation of MMCC congregational committees and 3-year financial plan.

    Inauguration of the Center of HOPE (Nayong Pag-asa) in Laguna with grant coming from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • 2006

    Formation of new financial plan.

    Placement of congregational ministers for staff, Campus, Youth, and Teaching ministries.

    Church-wide nominations and screening for Spiritual Leadership Group and new Board of Trustees.

    Planting of satellite churches in Cavite, Rizal, Laguna, and Bulacan.

  • 2007

    Asian Christian Jubilee "Believe".

    International Teen Camp "Break Free".

  • 2008

    Launching of Asia Pacific School of Mission (APLA)

    MMCC Bible Talk Leaders Retreat.

    Family Dynamics, a training conducted by Gordon and Theresa Ferguson, was introduced to the Philippine churches.

    Bohol church was planted.

  • 2009

    International Campus Ministry Conference "The Whole World Will Know"

    Celebration of the MMCC 20th Anniversary "Looking Back, Dreaming Forward".

  • 2010

    International Singles Conference "Soar".

  • 2011

    International Campus Ministry Conference "Level Up".

    Lucena City (Quezon Province) church was planted.

  • 2012

    Dumaguete City (Negros Oriental) church was planted.

  • 2013

    Philippine Discipleship Conference "I Am A Disciple".

    "In Hymn" album, an all-original praise and worship compilation of compositions of Filipino disciples, was released.

    Calapan City (Oriental Mindoro) church was planted.

  • 2014

    Formation of the Youth and Family Ministry.

    Celebration of the MMCC 25th Anniversary "Go".

    Naga City (Camarines Sur) and Aklan churches were planted.

    Philippine Singles Conference "Metamorphosis".

  • 2015

    MMCC Theme "Grow".

    The Isabela church was planted in Cabagan.

    Inaugural service of Marikina Missions Ministry and Taguig Ministry.

    Cebu church's 25th Anniversary "Reign In Me".

    Asia Pacific School of Mission (APSOM) was launched.

    "One Mindanao for God", Mindanao churches conference in Davao City.

  • 2016

    MMCC theme "Build".

    Daet (Camarines Norte), San Fernando (La Union), and Butuan City (Agusan del Norte) churches were planted.

    Philippine Singles Conference "Beyond Borders" was held in Cebu.

  • 2017

    Unified all Philippine churches under one name: ICOC Philippines.

    Ormoc City (Leyte) church was planted.

    Asia Pacific Discipleship Conference "Ignite" had an attendance of more than 4,500 disciples from 15 nations with almost 7,000 in attendance for the Sunday worship service.

  • 2018

    ICOC Philippines Theme: Be The Light

    29th Anniversary of the ICOC Philippines.

    - appointment of Elders and their wives Bobby and Susan Montealegre from ICOC Makati and Viano and Bethany Faburada from ICOC Cebu

    - Appointments new congregational teacher Rommel Casis (ICOC Quezon CIty) and Evangelist and Women's Ministry Leader Mon and Jo Calibuso (ICOC Dagupan)

    Tarlac church was planted.


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