Isaias Catorce served as a senior pastor in Mindanao for five years and as District and National Youth Director for the Alliance Church for nine years before joining AFCI. Seeing the need for stronger churches with a solid biblical foundation and a passion to reach out with the Gospel, Isaias joined AFCI to expand his ministry and be able to impact a wider group of churches in the Philippines.
After earning both a Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Studies and a Master of Divinity degree in the Philippines, Isaias received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in the U.S. This degree focused on the church planting ministry started by AFCI in the Philippines, a ministry that has produced significant results by partnering with major denominations in the Philippines to create teams of church planting evangelists.
In seeking to empower churches for greater ministry, Isaias and the AFCI team lead seminars throughout the Philippines. Topics covered include:
- The Biblical Theology of Missions
- Cultural Anthropology
- Christian Apologetics
- Christian Leadership
- Doing the Work of the Evangelist
- Planting Churches across Cultures
In addition to leading seminars for church leaders and the development of a church planting ministry in the Philippines, Isaias has been working with the Alliance Graduate School to spearhead an innovative extension program of the school to Europe, working with Filipino pastors in several European countries.
Isaias and his wife, Judith, have four grown children and several grandchildren. He enjoys working around the house, and especially loves carpentry work.