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Phil and Mila Kamibayashiyama

Status: Furlough
Location: Asia
Field: Philippines
Ministry: Church Planting, Formal Bible Training

Bio

Phil and Mila Kamibayashiyama are mainly training Asians for the ministry. Phil directs Bob Memorial Bible College and teaches courses in practical theology and church history. Mila teaches ladies' Bible courses and has a ministry of counseling ladies in churches and at BJMBC. On Sundays, they are often out ministering to churches that send students to BJMBC or have BJMBC graduates in their leadership. They also have many opportunities to evangelize souls, disciple believers, and encourage the Lord's servants.

Phil is half-Japanese and half-Filipino but was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from Bob Jones University (D. Pastoral Theology), Phil arrived in the Philippines in 1991. Mila is from the northernmost region of the Philippines and graduated from the University of the Philippines (B.S. Social Work) before also graduating with a Bible degree from BJMBC in 1991. They were married in 1993 and have four children: Tim, Joy, Mark, and Paul.

Besides serving at BJMBC, Phil was an interim pastor in Paranaque (1996-97, 2000), a church-planter in Quiapo, Manila (1998-2000), and the senior pastor of Gilarmi Fundamental Baptist Church in Quezon City (2012-2015). Mila has served as a church secretary and ladies Sunday school teacher (1987-1993), as well as a ladies Bible study leader and dorm mother (present).    

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