Ordination ceremony for six (6) CCOP recognized pastors at different categories. The event was held on November 1-2, 2016 at CCOP Center. The 1st day was an orientation to our candidate pastors regarding the nature of our ministerial licenses to be issued. The second day was a Business Plan discussion regarding the works of our daughter churches and the CCOP supports. In the night of the second day was the ordination proper and distribution of the Certificate of Licenses.
Our guest speaker for the said ceremony was Bishop Danilo Bantilan, the former Bible School classmate of Bishop Geoffrey Saniel. Bishop Danilo Bantilan is the founder of the Asian Revival College of Theology (ARTC) located at Cagayan de Oro City. Bishop Danilo Bantilan has offered free short term (1 year) Leadership Certificate training to CCOP leaders and workers. Our class has been scheduled every last Saturday of the month at CCOP center and hopefully our training will be completed by February or March of 2017. This training is very useful for our leaders and workers to enhance their theological background, preaching skills, public speaking and more importantly to upgrade their ministry credentials.
The highlights of the event were the proclamation and consecration of the ordained pastors and the awarding of the Certificate of Licenses. Six (6) pastors were ordained during the event, three from CCOP main church namely; Pastor Alona Saniel and Pastor Placido Quiling whose licenses from its previous mother organization (Original Free Will Baptist Church) were already expired, the 3rd ordained pastor from CCOP main was Pastor Renato Ramos. The other three ordained pastors were from our daughter churches from the province of Camiguin and Bukidnon churches.
Bishop Geoffrey Saniel performed his first ordination duty since he was ordained as bishop and here are the following pastors he first ordained to different ministerial works:
- Pastor Alona Saniel as Ordained Minister of City Church of Praise – Iligan City
- Pastor Placido Quiling as Ordained Minister of City Church of Praise – Iligan City
- Pastor Renato Ramos as Licensed Exhorter of City Church of Prise – Iligan City
- Pastor Vermil Daa as Licensed Minister of Camiguin Church of Praise – Mahinog Camiguin
- Pastor Jesus Piquero as Licensed Minister of River of Life Fellowship – Valencia Bukidnon
- Pastor Ian Piquero as Licensed Minister of A Place of Praise – San Fernando Bukidnon.
The ceremony was ended with picture takings and a dinner fellowships with all ordained pastors with their spouses, our invited speaker and some selective CCOP leaders. It was a very successful, memorable and meaningful event. Our daughter churches’ pastors returned to their respective places with new strength, determination and anointing for greater work in the Kingdom of our Almighty God.