Our church originated in 1979 as a self-governing assembly of believers in Makati City. In 1994, the church underwent a significant transformation when it was guided by the Lord to adopt the liturgical stream, which brought a new level of completeness to its spiritual journey. By embracing this stream, the church became a unique blend of liturgical and sacramental traditions, along with evangelical and charismatic elements. Through the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church, we became part of the broader Church Catholic. As a result, we have expanded to encompass five dioceses and numerous churches throughout the Philippines and other parts of the world.
San Juan Evangelista Mission Church
Leo G. Yanguas
San Juan Evangelista Mission Church started its ministry on the first Sunday of Advent in 2015 as an effort to expand the Diocese of Manila and Northern Luzon, with a dedicated team of clergy and laypeople serving as a beacon of hope and spiritual guidance for the local community.
Located in Choice Market, Pasig City, the church provides a welcoming space for people to come together and connect with one another. From worship services and Bible studies to community outreach initiatives and social gatherings, there are countless opportunities for individuals and families to get involved and make a positive impact in the world around them.
As the San Juan Evangelista Mission Church continues to grow and expand its reach, it remains committed to its core values of faith, fellowship, and service, working tirelessly to spread the love of Christ to all those who seek it.
Fr. Leo G. Yanguas is the Vicar and guiding force of San Juan Evangelista Mission Church. His ministry began in 1984 as a missionary in Olongapo City, which lasted for a year. In 1986, he became a full-time office staff member as a Liaison and Accounting staff, while also leading several bible study groups as ROHI leader.
In 1987, he was sent to Hong Kong as a missionary to provide guidance and support to Filipino communities seeking fellowship with people of similar faith. He then became the head of ROHI and Pastoral Care Departments. In 1994, the church underwent a significant transformation when it embraced the liturgical stream, and he was ordained as a Deacon in 1995, and then as a Priest the following year.
Fr. Leo was assigned to head the Cathedral Services, responsible for the Church’s Sacramental Services. He also served as a religion teacher in the school “Life Formation Mission.” From 2000-2010, he was the Parish Priest of the Parish Church of the Holy Family in Novaliches. In 2015, Pasig Mission Church was established as an expansion of the Diocese of Manila and Northern Luzon, and Fr. Leo was appointed as its shepherd, leading the church with his vast experience and unwavering commitment to the faith.
That the Holy Scriptures are the final authority on all matters of faith, doctrine, and practice. Where Scripture does not speak clearly, we defer to apostolic tradition that the historic creeds of the undivided Church provide a clear and indisputable summary of the Christian faith that we are saved by grace, through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ that the Sacraments of the Church impart the grace of God that the Holy Spirit is at work today through spiritual gifts and signs given to the Church.
Fully Sacramental and Liturgical
At the center of worship is the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) in which we believe in the real presence of Christ. We celebrate the living historic forms of the liturgies of the Church and the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion), Confession(Reconciliation), Healing(Holy Unction), Holy Orders, and Holy Matrimony.
We are a church holding to a high view of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, believing them to contain all things necessary for salvation; nothing can be taught as necessary for salvation that is not contained therein. We are committed to the preaching of the Gospel to fulfill the great commission. We believe that we are saved by grace alone and justified by faith in Christ who is calling us to a personal relationship with Him.
We are a church open to the continued working of the Holy Spirit. We believe that through the baptism of the Holy Spirit all believers are empowered to participate in the fullness of ministry. The baptism of the Holy Spirit releases in the believer both the fruit and gifts of the SPirit for the building up of the Church and the advancement of the Kingdom.