Rev. Dr. Daniel Villa – Senior Pastor
Pastor Daniel is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God. God saved and called him to church ministry in June of 1974 in Davao City. He moved to Manila to study in 1979.
He finished two graduate degrees in Manila: Master of Divinity at the Far East Advanced School of Theology (now Asia Pacific Theological Seminary) in 1979 and a Master of Theology in Communication at the Asian Theological Seminary in 1985. He finished a Doctor of Theology at the Trinity Theological Seminary in 2002.
Pastor Daniel’s passion is to preach and teach the Word of God and to equip God’s people with sound teaching and doctrine. He also writes regularly for the church through his blog and a radio broadcast with RTHK. Pastor Dan and Emma were married in December 1984. They have four children: Xaris, Daniel Jr., Charity, and Hannah.
Rev. John Raymond Ramos – Associate Pastor and Chaplain
Pastor John Raymond Ramos is an educator by trade and a servant of God by calling. Based in Hong Kong for more than 27 years, God has given him a passion to train believers to become dedicated Disciples of Jesus Christ. He frequently travels to many nations to serve, teach and preach the Gospel with the ultimate goal of exalting Christ and fulfilling the Great Commission.
Pastor John is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God, and the Lord has given him a wonderful help-mate in his wife, Janine, and blessed with two children, Jabez and Shekinah. Today, Pastor John, together with the family of Cornerstone International Church of God, continues in building God’s kingdom by whole heartedly serving the nations through Christ-centered ministry.
Apart from his calling as a minister, Pastor John is also the Director for International Linkages for University of Luzon Hong Kong campus and a Board Member of Tekton Education Ltd., a Hong Kong based Education Consultancy firm. Pastor John holds a degree in Accountancy from PSBA Manila, an MBA degree from University of Northern Iowa, and is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry from Ecclesia Theological Seminary in Hong Kong.
Xaris Villa – Associate Pastor and Board Chairman
Xaris, or P.X., as church members call her, serves as the site pastor of the CICOGHK Tai Kok Tsui as well as the Outreach in Sheung Wan. She is an Ordained Exhorter in the Church of God.
Although born and raised in the Church as “Pastor Daniel’s firstborn”, she had her first encounter with Jesus at 13 where she was saved and received the in-filling of the Holy Spirit. Since then, she has been actively involved in various ministries in the church: including prayer, evangelism, youth and praise and worship. She also lends her creativity and skills in graphic design and photography to serve the Body of Christ and various Christian organizations.
It was when she was 25 that the Lord began leading her to a new area of ministry – to teach and preach. Just like her father, she identifies as a teacher-preacher. She draws deep satisfaction in helping people see the beauty of Scriptures and its relevance to the lives of everyday people.
Besides serving God at Cornerstone, she serves as a full time English Teacher at CCC Heep Woh Primary School, teaching upper primary children to discover their identity as writers. She has over 12 years of English as a Second-Language (ESL) teaching experience and holds a Bachelor in Language Studies (English)(Honours) from the Open University of Hong Kong and a Post-Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Hong Kong. She is currently taking courses atEcclesia Theological Seminary 神召神學院.
Rev. Dr. Phoebe Lam – Associate Pastor
Pastor Phoebe Lam Lai Kai is an ordained Exhorter in the Church of God. She currently serves as the Pastor of the Chinese Congregation of CICOGHK as well as a member of the Church Board. God has given her a calling: Let my people go (to set free His people from their ‘Egypt’ to God’s promise land.
Her calling is founded on 3 bible scriptures: Isaiah 61:1, Ruth 1:16 & Acts 1:8 — Going to the nations to set free those captured and heal those wounded by sharing the Christ-centered Gospel and develop a Godly church through the power of Holy Spirit.
Pastor Phoebe frequently travels to many nations to serve, teach and preach the Gospel. God has given her a vision to serve the elders in the Chinese Congregation. She strongly believes that elders are beloved and could be used by God even though society does not value them as much. She has a dream from God that the elders can be trained and equipped to be elderly warriors in His Kingdom and be raised up to do evangelistic mission.
Apart from ministering in CICOG(HK), she also serves in other local Chinese churches for developing their elderly ministries and preaching, as well as a voluntary consultant for World Open Seminary.
Before joining Cornerstone, Pastor Phoebe was a registered social worker for more than ten years. She graduated from Agape Hong Kong Leadership Institute with Master of Practical Pastoral Ministry in 2010 and also was granted the same Master degree by Wagner Leadership Institute in USA. Since then, she committed in kingdom work full time. She received Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology from World Open Seminary in 2010 and 2014 respectively. In 2016, she was granted by this Seminary the Doctor of Divinity Honoris.
Pastor Vergie Madayag – Associate Pastor, Tuen Mun Outreach
Bro. Paul Andrew Gorres – Kwai Fong Outreach
Bro. Drew currently serves as a preacher and teacher to the Kwai Fong Outreach and has been part of the church for more than 12 years. Bro. Drew is happily married to Jessica Gorres and they have 3 children plus 2 grandchildren.
A graduate of Mechanical Engineering, he has lived in Hong Kong since 1989 and is presently working with Philippine Airlines at the Hong Kong Airport.
Pastor Fely Villoso – Associate Pastor, Tuesday Congregation
Pastor Fely is an Ordained Exhorter in the Church of God. She has been working in Hong Kong since 1992, and was called into God’s ministry since that year. Her passion as a Christian is worshiping, serving the Living God whole heartedly, and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Fely currently serves as the Pastor for the Tuesday Congregation of CICOGHK. She is very passionate about mentoring the congregation to grow in their faith and helping them to use their God given spiritual gifts and talents for the building up of the body of Christ. Pastor Fely holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of the East (Philippines) as well as a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry from Ecclesia Theological Seminary (Hong Kong).
Pastor Faye Deniega – Assistant Pastor, TKT Main Church
Pastor Faye has been working in Hong Kong since 2004, and has completely surrendered to God since then. Her passion as a member of Cornerstone is to serve together with the people of God until the Lord Jesus returns, having Him as her ultimate love during her walk on earth. She draws inspiration from Philippians 3:7-11, “…I want to know Christ and the power of His Resurrection and the fellowship of sharing His suffering, becoming like Him in His death…”
Pastor Faye is an Exhorter in the Church of God. As the days go by, together with the saints she presses on towards the goal of continuing the Acts 29 Mission.