In October 2007, Ben and Hilda moved to Antioch, CA, with their two boys. They have been members and serving faithfully at Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood, CA for the past 14 years. They both served as leaders of the FilAm small group since 2008, which has grown to six groups over the years by God’s grace.
Church planting was never part of their plan, until in March 2020 during the start of COVID was when Ben believed his call to plant a church began. Ben received a phone call from a Filipino pastor whom he never met before and invited him to join with other Filipino pastors in their leadership and discipleship classes. After a few months of joining, they challenged Ben to pray if God might be leading him to plant a Filipino church in the surrounding communities of Antioch, Brentwood, and Oakley. God stirred Ben’s heart to answer the call to plant a church and serve as an effective witness to the Filipino community and to other minority groups.
Ben and Hilda, together with their Bible study core group are now planting Forever Community Church. Please keep Ben and Hilda and their core group in your prayers as they pursue this calling that God has given them, and to please God above all.The mission of Forever Community Church is Worship God. Love People. Serve Others.
For more information on the church, or to get in touch, please visit forevercommunitychurch.org