Geography: The Philippines are a collection of 7,250 islands, of which over 700 are inhabited, 11 of which contain the vast bulk of the population.
Capital City: Manila
Major People Groups: 94% Indonesian Filipinos, 6% Other
Language: Filipino/Tagalog and English
Religions: Roman Catholic 80.9%; Aglipayan (nationalist church affiliated with Episcopal) 2%;
Muslim 5%; Evangelical 2.8%;
Unreached Population: 5,019,000
NAB in the Philippines
NAB had missionaries in the Philippines until 2004. Before our last missionaries left the country, the Bicol Center for Christian Leadership (BCCL) was established under the direction of a national leader, Mayette Ativo (now AtivoBueno). BCCL is a thriving training school based in the city of Legazpi in Albay Province and with ministry extending to other cities and provinces. NAB continues to send teachers to help equip leaders for local churches in the Bicol region. Former missionary to the Philippines, Gregg Evans serves as the coordinator for pastors and others to teach at BCCL. Contact Gregg for more information.
National Missionary in Philippines