VicLouis Arreola III, director
The director of the Asian/Pacific Ministries of the Pacific Union Conference works with the five local conference coordinators and seven language group representatives to support the outreach, ministry, and growth of 94 churches and 21 companies in the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. The department coordinates pastoral and lay training through the Pacific Institute of Christian Ministry (PICM), oversees various annual evangelistic meetings and other special events within these churches, fosters unity and fellowship, and provides mentoring and financial assistance to all Asian/Pacific congregations in the Pacific Union to enhance their outreach and nurture ministries.
About VicLouis Arreola III
VicLouis Arreola III was voted director of Asian/Pacific Ministries for the Pacific Union Conference on August 29, 2011. In addition to this role, he also serves as director of the North American Division Multilingual Ministries for the Asian/Pacific Field. A second generation minister, Dr Arreola completed Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Mountain View College and Master of Theology from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. He holds a doctorate degree in theology and counseling from La Salle University and a doctor of divinity degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary. He previously served as Asian/Pacific Coordinator for the Northern California Conference prior to his election. He began his ministry in 1976 in the Philippines and came to the United States to serve in the conferences of Hawaii, Southern California, and Northern California. As a church growth specialist, his passion is to help grow healthy congregations. He pioneered the church planting of the first Filipino SDA Church in Hawaii and in 2006, founded the Pacific Institute of Christian Ministry. He is married to Imelda C. Arreola, an educational consultant and health education specialist. They have a son, VicLouis IV, a youth pastor.
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