Rev. Arnel Piliin, 50, has been appointed as the new Field Strategy Coordinator for the Philippines-Micronesia Field. He will succeed Rev. Stephen Gualberto, who has served in the role since 2011. Rev. Piliin has served as the district superintendent of the Metro Manila District and as the Senior Pastor of the New Hope Church in San Jose, Antipolo City, Philippines. He has also been a member of the 53-person General Board of the Church of the Nazarene and of the Asia-Pacific Regional Advisory Council. Rev. Arnel has organized five churches, including New Hope, Carissa, El Dorado, Shongchun, and Pantay Church of the Nazarene.
Rev. Arnel Piliin will begin his role on October 1, 2020. He and his wife, Rev. Inocencia Piliin, will become Global Missionaries on August 1, 2020, and will begin working closely with the region, Rev. Stephen Gualberto, and the field in preparation for the transition. Gualberto said this of Rev. Arnel: “Rev. Piliin’s willingness and availability for this leadership position is greatly appreciated. His leadership experiences as pastor, District Superintendent, and other leadership roles in the Region and Global Church prepare and equip him for this role. I believe God will use him and his wife, Inocencia, mightily for his glory and honor, and to further His Kingdom. Let us support and pray for the Piliins as they transition to this new assignment.”
Rev. Ryan Cardinal, who serves as District Secretary of the Metro Manila District, wrote: “Congratulations to our newly appointed Field Strategy Coordinator Philippine-Micronesia, Rev. Arnel L. Piliin… May the Lord lead you to greater heights and may He sustain you with wisdom! ‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’”
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A graduate of Visayan Nazarene Bible College (VNBC), Rev. Piliin was married on December 23, 1993, to Rev. Inocencia Piliin, who serves the Lord as the lead pastor of the New Hope Church of the Nazarene. The Piliins have three children: daughters Arscent Grace Piliin and Rachel Ann Piliin, and son Arnel John Piliin. The Philippines-Micornesia Field asks for prayer during the transition in leadership, and for the new vacancies on the General Board and the Regional Advisory Council to be filled.
Correction: Rev. Inocencia Piliin serves as the senior pastor to New Hope Church of the Nazarene, and has done so since Rev. Arnel become Metro Manila District Superintendent. This has been corrected.