Danny is married to Mercedes (Mercy) G. Pascual with two sons, Daniel
(10) and Jonah (8). With hard work and perseverance, he has been
in Canada’s workforce for 28 years. Presently, he works for
Behr Process Inc. for 7 years. His spiritual experience with Christ
radically changed and transformed his life and now serves the Lord
with his family at ROLIM. Every Sunday, they come all the way from
Oakville, ON to worship and serve God and fellowship with His people.
They are very much willing to share whatever gifts, abilities and
blessings they have in order to build up the body of Christ. Their
love for God and commitment to the ministry are very evident in
Bro. Danny is a worship leader and back-up singer
in the Praise and Worship Ministry. He shares ROLIM’s mission
and vision of reaching people for the Lord and with his stage and
theatrical training and experience, he would like to use whatever
gift God has given him in this field and
spearhead a church drama ministry at ROLIM. He has very encouraging
perspectives in life and relationships. As member of the board,
he is in all out support to our Pastor and other leaders in maintaining
and guarding the unity of the church.
Bro. Edgardo (Edgar) B. Guiao
Edgar is married to Marilou Guiao with whom he has 3 lovely children:
John Paul, María Meliza, and Patrick Jabez. After finishing
his university studies, he had his first job as an accounting clerk
in a local drugstore where he met his wife. He then worked as an
accounting clerk for a pre-need company and was promoted after five
years, becoming the youngest area manager. Without any overseas
experience,they came to Canada. This was quite a challenge for him
as he needed to start over; however, by the Grace of God, he was
able to survive the difficulties that went with it. He now works
as a Financial Service Manager at Scarborough Mitsubishi. He learned
early in life that while achievement requires hard work and greater
responsibility, promotion really comes from God. It is his prayer
that our church grows to the fullest and brings forth quality Christians.
One of his visions for the church is to establish
a ministry where ROLIM members will be able to share their expertise
in their own field thereby increasing productivity among themselves
while assisting other members who need help especially recent immigrants.
With his love for God and passion for the ministry, Bro. Edgar can
give immense contribution to the Lord’s work for God’s
Bro. Efren M. Tíbay
vast experience and skills in accounting and finance as an accountant,
professionally and vocationally in the Philippines, together with
the support and partnership in serving the Lord of his loving wife,
Sis. Marilyn Carisma Tibay, who was an outstanding ROLIM BOARD member
for many years, and their love and dedication in the Lord’s
work make them shine for God’s glory not only in the Finance
Ministry, but to the global ministry of ROLIM. He wants to see ROLIM
come to growth in quality and quantity and have its own church building
in the near future.
With his skills in playing the wind instruments (saxophone
and clarinet) and passion for music, he fervently encourages ROLIM’s
growing kids to learn and play different types of musical instruments
in addition to the guitar and the piano. He envisions a church choir
accompanied by a full orchestra in ROLIM’s glorious praise
and worship to God.
Bro. Esmael Jesus (Jojo) B. Balatbat
Bro. Jojo’s very quiet demeanour lies a deep fervour to serve
God in whatever skills and abilities God has given him. Together
with his lovely wife Marlyn T. Balatbat and his two sons, Cole Jomar
(Jom) and John Richard (Prince), they serve the Lord with gladness
in the Praise and Worship Ministry. Bro. Jojo is a secondary keyboardist,
back-up singer, and worship leader. With God’s favour, he
is currently working as a Budget Assistant at York University.
He diligently prepares the Church Bulletin every Sunday
since ROLIM’s inception seven years ago. He would like to
see ROLIM grow in all aspects: spiritual, physical, mental, social
and even material; raise new pastors and leaders, nurture healthy
and mature believers, have a well-organized and well -managed church
administration with our own new church building and carry on with
our mission to reach others for Christ. In all these, the Lord Jesus
Christ will be worshiped and exalted on high and souls will be saved
through ROLIM. Personally, in God’s time he would like to
be involved with the Missions ministry.
Bro. Marcos (Jun) M. Tungcol
Jun is married to Maria Rita G. Lucas and is blessed with three
children: Luigi, 15, Trisha, 6, and Bea, 3. He has been a Waterworks
Operator for 4 years at the Waterworks Department in the town of
Markham. It was at the height of the crackdown on Christian churches
by Saudi Arabian religious authorities in 1993 that he joined the
underground church; however, it took 3 long years before he finally
devoted his life to our Lord Jesus Christ. God got his attention
through various problems and trials. He continued to serve the Lord
in that hostile place until his family immigrated to Canada in July
of 2001. Upon ROLIM’s foundation in 2002, his family was one
of the first members and he himself was elected a Board Member until
2007. It is Bro. Jun’s desire to have a permanent place of
worship for God’s people.
Now that he is in the Board again, he hopes that this
vision will come into fruition and more people from all walks of
life, race, creed and color will accept Jesus Christ as their Lord
and personal saviour. We know that God intended him to be in the
ministry to facilitate ROLIM’s mission and vision, send and
support workers in the mission field and uphold Pastor Shane’s
calling in proclaiming the goodness of the Lord and in spreading
Bro. Marío Anthony (Boyet) P. Róque
Boyet is married to Aida Róque and has one son named Mark
Anthony Róque. As a civil engineering graduate, he now works
as Waterworks technician at the Corporation of the Town of Markham.
They serve the Lord as a family in the Music Ministry where Bro.
Boyet is the soundman/ technician. When all their application papers
for immigration to Canada were misplaced by the Canadian Embassy
in the Philippines, they inquired from the LORD whether it was indeed
His will for them to go to Canada or whether they were meant for
their home country. God spoke in the heart of his wife, Aida and
by faith they submitted their application again.
Now they are here, praising the Lord for orchestrating
and making everything happen for their benefit and for His glory.
As the Bible says in Jeremiah 29:11 and Roman 8:28, Gods knows our
future and the best time for everything. We may know the better
part, but in God's time He will give us the best. Now, that he is
in the ROLIM Board, it is his prayer that ROLIM have its own church
building. In God’s perfect time, their prayer will be answered.
In the meantime, you can be assured that the Lord will use his family
in other ministries especially the Mission ministry.