Pastor Ben Hur Pineda
Associate Administrative Pastor
Pastor Ben Hur Pineda, also known as Ptr. BJ, was born on July 10, 1971 in Singalong, Manila but grew up in San Pedro, Laguna and spent his teenage years in Bacoor, Cavite and Muntinlupa City. He is the second of four children of Honorio Vizcayno Pineda of San Fernando Pampanga and Amparo Sediño Fernandez of Pili, Camarines Sur. Ptr. Ben Hur finished his Ministerial Course with highest honors at Koramfil Theological Seminary in 1989 and his Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.), as deanís lister, at Foursquare Bible College in 1995. After graduating from bachelor degree Ptr. Ben Hur studied at Asian Theological Seminary and finished Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies majoring in Old Testament Hebrew and New Testament Greek in 2000.
Ptr Ben Hur started in the pastoral ministry at the age of 18.
- Assistant Pastor – Send the Light Bible Church – Taytay, Rizal, 1990-1991
- Pulpit Pastor-Jesus Christ Ministries in the Philippines – Salitran, Dasmariñas Cavite, 1991-1992
- Administrative Pastor Cupang Baptist Church – Antipolo City, 1995-1998
- Administrative Pastor – Jesus the Rock of Our Salvation – Commonwealth Ave. Quezon City, 1998-2001
- Youth Pastor – Bread from Heaven Christian Fellowship – BF Homes Las Piñas City, 2002-2005
- Administrative Pastor – Christís Fishers of Men Church – BF Homes Parañaque City, 2005-2008
- Youth Pastor – City Gate Christian Ministries – BF Homes Parañaque City, 2008-2009
Other ministries he served in the church and as a bible school & seminary instructor are the following:
- Christian Worker: Bible Study Leader & Worship Leader at Maximum Security Compound New Bilibid Prison and Alabang Depressed Area – Koramfil Mission, Inc. – Muntinlupa City: 1988-1989
- Faculty: Bible Survey & Hermeneutics – Koramfil Theological Seminary – Molino, Bacoor Cavite: 1989-1990
- Staff: Sports Coordinator – Koramfil Theological Seminary – Molino, Bacoor Cavite: 1989 – 1990
- Musician – Send the Light Bible Church – Taytay, Rizal: 1990 – 1991
- Faculty: Bible Panorama & Book of Hebrews – Send the Light Bible College – Taytay, Rizal: 1990 – 1992
- Liaison Officer – Kalipunan ng mga Manggagawa ni Kristo sa Pilipinas – Taytay, Rizal: 1990-1992
- Musician – Jesus Christ Ministries in the Philippines – Salitran, Dasmariñas Cavite: 1991-1992
- Band Leader/Musician – Calvary Baptist Church – SSS Village, Marikina City: 1993 – 1996
- EastManilaRizal District Youth President – CBAP: 1994-1995
- EastManilaRizal District Youth Adviser – CBAP: 1995-1996
- Musician/Worship Leader – Cupang Baptist Church – Antipolo City: 1995 – 1998
- Musician – Jesus the Rock of Our Salvation – Commonwealth Ave. Quezon City: 1995 – 1998
- Faculty: New Testament Studies & Greek 1 – Andrew Institute of Mission Studies – Batasan Hills, Quezon City: 2001 – 2002
- Faculty: Hermeneutics, Pauline Epistle, Theology 2 & Pastoral Epistle – Evangelical Holiness Bible Institute – Filinvest Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City: 2001 – 2002
- Evangelism/Mission Teacher & Musician/Worship Leader – Bread from Heaven Christian Fellowship – Las Piñas City: 2002 – 2005
- Musician – City Gate Christian Ministries – BF Homes Parañaque City: 2008 – 2009
It was in the seminary where Ptr. Ben Hur met his wife Rhoda Sucaldito Gasalao. They were batch mates but Rhoda, being a graduate of education, was taking up Master of Arts in Christian Education (M.A.C.E.) and graduated with honors and Christian Education Award. They were blessed with 2 children namely Rainbow Phil Samuel and Trinity Fil Berith.
At present, he is the assistant pastor of the Filipino Christian Church, administering the English-International Worship Service that caters Filipinos and other nationalities in UAE. And heading the church’s Leadership Theological Training with a goal of equipping FCC members in sharing the Word of God in order for both Filipinos and other nationalities to come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Soli Deo Gloria!