To go as witness in the power of the Holy Spirit, preach the gospel, and make all nations disciples of Christ, baptize them, and teach them to grow towards Christlikeness
A church that shines in the community for having mature members and as most effective in prayer and car
To accomplish the mandate of the Great Commission to go, make disciples, baptize them, and build them up through the ministry of the word of God
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God and serves as the final authority for Christian faith and practice.
We believe in the Holy Trinity, consisting of the equal persons of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is both human and divine, sinless, and was born of a virgin.
We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the creation of everything by God and God as the Divine Providence.
We believe in the sinfulness of man, his spiritual separation from God, and liability for eternal punishment.
We believe in salvation that is by grace, through repentance and faith, evidenced by good works.
We believe in eternal security and in the perseverance of the saints.
We believe in the local church which is the body of Christ composed of baptized believers.
We believe that the two ordinances of the church are water baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
We believe in the second coming of Christ, the resurrection from the dead, and the final judgement.
We believe in the existence of heaven and of hell as the final states
REVEREND EVIESS J.S.A. ACORDA
Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church Cubao
Rev. Eviess J.S.A. Acorda, or Pastor Acorda to many of us, is the youngest of five siblings. His father was a lawyer and former soldier while his mother was a public school teacher. He is a product of Libis Elementary School and Quezon City Science High School. He earned his college degree in Political Science and in Law both at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. He passed the bar examinations and became a lawyer in 1989.
He later earned his masteral degree in Divinity, major in Pastor Theology, at the Asian Theological Seminary, and in Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management.
As a lawyer, he worked in two private law offices, as legal officer at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), as a clerk of court at the Regional Trial Court in Manila, as a solicitor at the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), and as an attorney at the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO). His journey towards earning a doctoral degree in Education, major in Educational Psychology, at the UP College of Education was interrupted and cut short when he was appointed to the Department of Justice (DOJ) as an assistant city prosecutor in Quezon City.
Pastor Acorda is a bivocational pastor, and he is serving at present both as a pastor of Bethany Cubao and and as an assistant city prosecutor, assigned as the trial prosecutor in Regional Trial Court, Branch 96, Quezon City.
He is an avid lover of non-fiction books, particulary books in law, theology, Christian ministry, history, politics and biography. He also counts music as a special interest and he plays the piano, guitar and saxophone.
He is married to Atty. Ma. Zenaida Ongkiko-Acorda, also a lawyer, and has a son, Isaac. The family lives in Brgy. Mayamot, Antipolo City, Rizal.
About Bethany Cubao
The early beginnings of Bethany Baptist Church Cubao may be traced to a bible study ministry led by Bro. Recaredo G. Jayona in Planas Site, Cubao, Quezon City. Brother Recaredo was one of the first workers sent out by Bethany Baptist Church in Makati City. When the Bible study ministry in Planas continues to grow, it later transferred to its present location at No. 91 C. Benitez St., Cubao. It was organized and established as a local church in 1965.
Under the able leadership of Rev. Recaredo G. Jayona and through God’s perfect guidance and abundant blessings, Bethany Baptist Church Cubao kept on increasing in number. Some of its members have undergone theological education and ministry training in a Bible school in Makati City and this helped in the further growth of the church.
When Rev. Recaredo G. Jayona went home to the Lord in 1995, Bro. Eviess J.S.A. Acorda took over the leadership of the church as pastor. In 2000, he took a leave and, in his absence, Bro. Luzanto Mordeno and his son, Bro. Crispin Mordeno, took turns serving as pastors. In 2002, Rev. Acorda returned and resumed serving the church as its pastor until the present time. Bethany Cubao is also supported by board of deacons consist primarily of 5 married men elected by the church members every year.