Paul and Jeanet were married in 1994 and have two children, Kyle and Sean.
Salvation Testimony of Paul & Jeanet:
The 3rd of 5 children, Paul was the first one who got saved in his family on July 31, 1983. God used the testimony and witness of his 4th year high school classmate so that he finally agreed to go to church with him on a Sunday afternoon youth program. There at Cebu Bible Baptist Church that afternoon, he received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior. He then got baptized that night too.
Jeanet got saved in the summer of 1984 at Bible Baptist Church, Takuling, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, during one of their services. The pastor there is Felicisimo Arzaga.
Paul earned a Diploma in Pastoral Education at Cebu Bible Baptist College, and graduated in 1991. He studied at the Annual Youth Leadership Training every summer from 1986-1992. He studied at the Monitor’s Training, Accelerated Christian Education in the summers of 1991 and 1992. He studied at Supervisor’s Training, Accelerated Christian Education in the summer of 1997. He studied at the Administrator’s Training, Accelerated Christian Education in the summer of 2005, and at the Missionary Candidate School in August 1996.
Ministry Before the Mission Field:
Youth Group Main Leader – 1986 to 1992, Church School Teacher (Monitor) – Bob Hughes Christian Academy, and Associate Church Planter/Associate Pastor – Liberty Bible Baptist Church, Gen. Santos City, Philippines.
Current Ministry in Cambodia:
We are now serving as church planters in the land of Cambodia, presently mentoring 6 men who have become the pastors of churches that we have started, 3 in Phnom Penh, and 3 others in 3 different provinces. We are also partnering with other missionaries in teaching in 2 Bible Colleges located in 2 different locations. We partner with the Rawlings Foundation in holding National Evangelistic Camps, and last year we were able to reach a total of over 21,000 young people, as they heard the Gospel in their own language. This year our goal is 30,000 young people.
Sending Church/Mission Board:
We are sent out of Bible Baptist Church, Cebu City, Philippines, pastored by Dr. Armie Jesalva. The agency which takes care of our support is Asia Baptist Clearinghouse (ABC), under the leadership of Paul Byars.