Pastoral Staff

Rev. Robbie A. Casas

Rev. Robbie A. Casas

Senior Pastor

Ptr. Robbie was born in Manila on January 20, 1961. He was a consistent honor student at the Ateneo de Manila from grade school to college. He graduated with a degree in Business Management. Happily married to Sis. Mavie for 32 years now, they are blessed with four children: Moncie (married to Rhae), Miggy and Chrissy, all professionals in their respective fields, and Corinne, a high school student at Small World Christian School. Moncie and Chrissy are based in Manila.

When he was in 3rd year high school, a group of Baptists shared the gospel to him. Seven years later, he spoke with his Christian aunt who invited him to a Bible study where he once again heard the gospel and on January 5, 1985, he finally surrendered his life to Christ.

At the height of his professional career as an Executive Assistant in a tourism consultancy firm, Teacher at ADMU, Human Resource Development Consultant, Commercial and Studio photographer, businessman, and as a General Manager of a multi-national para-legal support firm, he decided to leave the secular life in 1989 in order to serve God in full time ministry as a pastor in his former church.

After July 1990 earthquake in Northern Luzon, Ptr. Robbie was assigned in Baguio as Outreach Pastor. Six years later however, this church took to departing "from the ancient paths" causing a church split-up. It was then that in 1996 Guiding Light Christian Church was founded.

By God's grace and providence, GLCC turned 20 last July 2016.

Renato N. Ely

Renato N. Ely

Evangelism and Missions Pastor

Ptr. Rene was born in Manila on November 12, 1967. His elementary, high school and college years were spent in Imus, Cavite. He finished Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1988. Married to Sis. Cita, they are blessed with two children: Ibah and Ren-Ren.

He was in grade 6 when he started hearing Bible stories from a classmate who was attending Sunday School at a Christian Church. It was the same classmate who gave Ptr. Rene a Bible through which God revealed Himself. This became instrumental to his salvation in Christ on February 28, 1979.

While in college, he joined the inter-varsity Christian Fellowship which led him to a Christian Church causing him to grow more spiritually. He served actively as a Sunday School Teacher, Bible study leader, school ministry teacher and junior church worker.

After college, he got involved with Literature Ministry for five and a half years. In 1999, he completed his Bachelor of Theology in Biblical Studies afterwhich he served as a full time pastor at Imus Unida Church. He got married in 2001 and in 2002, he filed for a study leave and came up to Baguio with his family to pursue his masteral studies at APTS. He completed his Master of Arts in Ministry in 2003.

Florencio F. Ragos, Jr.

Florencio F. Ragos, Jr.

Youth / Associate Pastor

Ptr. Ence was born in Bolinao, Pangasinan on December 11, 1974. He spent his elementary and high school days in Bolinao, and his college days in Baguio City. He is a graduate of UP-Baguio having finished a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Political Science in 1995.

He was in first year college when he was invited to attend a seminar which led him to come to know Christ. From 1992-1995 while still in college, he joined the former church and actively served in Sunday School, Praise and Worship Ministry, and the Youth Ministry. When the former church split in 1996 due to doctrinal issues, Ptr. Ence joined Ptr. Robbie Casas at Guiding Light Christian Church and he was assigned to pastor Guiding Light Dagupan Outreach. It was there that he met his wife, Sis. Jane Cacho. They got married in April 2000 and are blessed with three children: Jirah, Jeah and Timothy Joseph.

In 2003, Ptr. Ence was reassigned at Guiding Light Baguio as Youth Pastor. He is currently the Associate Pastor and an Elder of Guiding Light Christian Church.

 

Elders and Steering Committee

Ramon A. Moredo

Ramon A. Moredo

Elder

Bro. Mon was born in Manila on December 10, 1955. His primary and secondary education years were spent in Mindoro, and took up Business Management at PSBA in Quezon City. Married to Sis. Fran (Pao), they are blessed with three children: Dan, Yda and Ayla.

Raised in a Christian home and church, Bro. Mon was exposed to regular family devotions, Bible stories, church doctrines as well as many Christian activities. Despite his Christian exposure, he viewed himself as having a sinful character specially during his teen-age and early adult years.

He held refugee-processing related jobs in the Philippines and Hong Kong (1994). He worked as a language instructor and as an office employee. Although he handled managerial level positions with a good salary that afforded him a luxurious lifestyle, he considered his life to be meaningless, miserable and empty.

In the middle of 1995, after spending over a year abroad, he prayed for six months about returning to the Philippines as he desired to hear and truly understand the gospel again. It was during his last months in Hong Kong that God touched his heart and prompted him to read the Gospel. Moved by this experience, he pleaded for God's forgiveness and he confessed that only Christ can save him. He finally came home by the end of 1995.

He went back to his former church in 1996 and became a committed Christian. In May 2001, he began attending the Sunday services at GLCC and in 2002, he was invited to join the Steering Committee. It was in 2012 however that he committed himself to full time Christian service.