Pastor Bermie and his wife Carmelita served as pastor for twelve years in the Philippines. They pastored churches in Central Luzon and Mindanao, Philippines (1984-1996). They also served for twelve years as directors in Philippine Summer Education Program camps. In October 1996, he and his family were transferred to the USA to pastor. Pastor Bermie serves as pastor for the NewLife Fellowship Congregation of the Grace Communion International (GCI). He is also presently the full time Senior Pastor for the Los Angeles congregation of the GCI. In addition, he serves as a District Pastoral Leader in Southern California and Hawaii. He is also a member of the GCI’s SoCal Church Planting Network, an advisory council member with the SEP (Spiritual Enrichment Program) and volunteers with the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), teaching Bible to Elementary school kids He is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Bermie Dizon is the host and director of the TV and online program 316 Emmaus Rd. (www.316er.com) Carmelita (or Millet) helps as teacher with the Children Church and is a guitarist for the two churches’ worship team. Ben (26 yrs, finished his B.S. in Psychobiology at UCLA and is now working for the US government), Carmel (24 years, married to Mat Benavides, finished her Licensed Vocational Nursing course at Marian College and is now working as Charge Nurse in Colorado), Abel (22 years, a PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering Student at Caltech) and David (17 years, a senior High School student in Pasadena) serve as part of the Worship Team of both NewLife and LA congregations. Abel leads worship and plays guitar for church and David plays the drums. Mrs. Dizon's mom, Rosie (77 years), lives with them. Pastor Bermie finished his Masters degree (M.A. in Christian Education) at the Haggard School of Theology (Azusa Pacific University) and had his B.A. Theology degree in Pasadena, CA. His wife had her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, in the Philippines and her theology degree with her husband in Pasadena. She presently works as a Treatment Nurse in a Convalescent Hospital in Pasadena. Pastor Bermie can be contacted at (626) 590-4985 (cell) or (626) 345-9134 (home).