Pangasinan is the third biggest province in The Philippines archipelago and has a population of almost 3 million people. It has a prophetic call to be the “salt” of The Philippines and beyond.
RiverLife’s partnership with Gospel of Christ Fellowship (GCF) Church in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, started when we sponsored Bishop Windsor Cabrera and his team of pastors for the Global Leadership Summit in Singapore in 2008. In 2012, they attended the cell leadership training course conducted by RiverLife Church. They brought back what they learnt and started practising in their respective churches in the Philippines. Following the training, GCF grew from 10 cells to 50 cells and to-date, has 125-150 cell groups! This cell concept learnt by the GCF pastors is now being taught and used by many other churches in North Philippines!
In 2015, God led RiverLife in taking a step of faith to organise a large-scale pastors and leaders revival conference in one of Pangasinan’s cities, Dagupan. Since then, we have witnessed God move powerfully through city and province-wide movements.
RiverLife Church has since established strong ministry partnership not just with GCF but also with the province’s ministerial organisation and churches. Together with the local pastors, we have implemented many inter-denomination trainings, evangelistic outreaches to more rural villages, church planting and youth programmes. This has greatly strengthened the unity in the Body of Christ of Pangasinan. The churches in Pangasinan also rose to the call to be sent out to other poorer parts of the Philippines and carry out mission works.