STAFF & Leadership

 
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Jeremiah Lepasana

Senior Pastor

Rev. Jeremiah Lepasana is the lead Pastor of Bible Church International. He was formely a seminary professor and pastor in the Philippines until called by God to pastor in the United States. He has been serving as the lead pastor for BCI for more than two decades.

Jeremiah is the founder and author of the E12 Discipleship program and Enrich Daily Devotional books. He is a conference speaker, teacher, and trainer. He is also considered a mentor to pastors, leaders, and Christian workers around the world. He is happily married to a loving and supportive wife, Tess, and together enjoy quality time with their family: Johann and his wife Molly, Ruth Ann, James and his wife Juliana and their two children, Ezra and Eden.

 
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Glenn Plastina

Associate Pastor

Twenty years ago, Pastor Glenn was a former student of Rev. Jeremiah Lepasana. Now, he serves as the Assistant Pastor of BCI alongside him and leads the outreach and missions ministries. Pastor Glenn enjoys relating to various people. Inspiring , discipling, and empowering leaders are his passions. Glenn expresses his artistry through writing, painting, songwriting, producing albums, and publishing. He is married to Caroline and blessed with three wonderful kids, Johnne Elliott, Grenz Joshue, and Angel Kaye. As he journeys with you in life and leadership, you can subscribe to his blog, The Online Mentor.

 

Steve Allen

Volunteer Pastor

Pastor Steve Allen is Associate Pastor (volunteer) of Domestic and International Missions, including leadership with the BCI Outreach Team and oversight of church planting and mission endeavors globally. Pastor Steve serves full-time as a Send NYC Church Planting Catalyst with the North American Mission Board, SBC.

Pastor Steve is completing Doctoral Ministry studies with the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is married to Gina. They have three children: Michala (married to David Townes), Braden, and Madison.The Allens have pastored and planted new churches in Vancouver, British Columbia; Upstate NY; and NJ since 1995.

 
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JERUSALEM ONA

Youth & College Pastor

Pastor Jerusalem Ona is the youth pastor of Bible Church International. He is both a missionary and pastor's kid. He came from the Philippines and moved to the U.S. in 2014. Their family were BCI missionaries in Cambodia for four years. He graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute in the Philippines with degrees in School of Biblical Studies and School of Ministerial Studies. He is currently studying at Liberty University Online for his Master's in Theological Studies. He enjoys playing basketball, singing, eating, and reading. His favorite sports team is the Boston Celtics. 

 
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JOYCE MATIAS

Childrens' education director

Born and raised in New York City, Joyce was a college campus missionary for Word of Life Philippines for 3 years before she was burdened to return to the States and minister to the younger generation here. She has the desire to see kids grow in God's word and eventually become the church. She is currently serving as our Children's Education Director managing our children's Sunday school program and partnering with parents in training our children with biblical standards. In her off time, Joyce enjoys traveling and visiting new restaurants with her husband Chester.

 
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ROLDAN MANLAPIG

administrative pastor

An accountant by profession, Roldan answered God’s call to serve at Bible Church International. After years of working in corporate wealth management, he chose to become BCI’s Finance Director and staff for more than 17 years. Recently, BCI installed him as the Administrative Pastor. He also leads the ushering and security department. He enjoys reading books, watching movies, and playing golf. His passion, however, is leading people to God and discipling Jesus-followers. Above all, Roldan is the blessed husband to Beth and a loving dad to Ralph, Richard, and Robert. His friends often have fun just to be with him.

 
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RUBY ALVARAN

secretary

Ruby has been attending BCI since 1996 with her now-husband, Louie. She served in the children's ministry and young professionals' ministry until she was officialy hired as the church secretary in 2001. Since then, she has coordinated various church special events, ministry activites, and orginizational seminars/conferences (GBA, BCNY, NJNET) as needed. In the Philippines, she was a teacher by profession, but her being an active coordinator of the Western Visayas Region Young People's Association led her to continue carrying secretarial responsibilities in BCI. She and Louie  are blessed with two children, Ashley and Caleb.

 
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JOEY REYES

custodian

Joey Reyes has been part of the BCI staff since 2009. He faithfully ensures that the church facility is tidy and in great shape for our Sunday services and weekly events. Joey joyfully serves with his wife, Vhey, and grandson, Joshua.