Abel Villos

Pastor and Missionary

Abel Villos

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Pastor Abel is a Lutheran pastor and seminary faculty member with over 19 years of experience in ministry. From 2003 to 2010, he served as a Parish Pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines where he was ordained and installed. During his time there, he also served as District Secretary and in other auxiliary organizations of the church, demonstrating his commitment to leadership and service.

In 2010, Pastor Abel transitioned to a new role as a Seminary Faculty member at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Baguio City, where he taught various subjects as assigned by the Dean of the Seminary. He also served as Fieldwork Supervisor and in other roles assigned by the Board of Control and the Dean, further developing his expertise in pastoral ministry and education. In addition, he served as a Vacancy Pastor of congregations, demonstrating his flexibility and dedication to serving the church.

Recently, Pastor Abel and his wife have been called to work with the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and they are currently based in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Yonkers area. As they embark on this new chapter of their ministry, Pastor Abel is excited about the opportunities to establish and strengthen connections with the local community. In particular, he hopes to reach out to the Filipinos in the area, building relationships and creating a welcoming space where they can feel at home.

With his extensive experience in pastoral ministry and education, Pastor Abel is well-equipped to take on this new challenge. He is committed to serving the needs of the community and bringing the message of God's love to all those he encounters. His wife shares his passion for ministry and looks forward to supporting him in this new endeavor.

Throughout his years of service, Pastor Abel and his wife have witnessed the transformative power of God's love in people's lives. This has inspired him to continue his work in ministry and teaching, where he strives to share his passion for God's work with his students and parishioners. Pastor Abel is known for his humility and gratitude, and his unwavering commitment to serving others.