Evangel Family Church Guimaras began in 1996-1997. It was located in McLain, Buenavista Guimaras, and was taken over by Pastor Golda Surat and a few faithful members in 2000. The church struggled greatly in terms of growth, and in 2007, we lost our lot and church building, so we relocated to Salvacion Buenavista, Guimaras, and temporarily rented a house for our sanctuary. We built a church building with the help of God and our Jecpp organization after a year. Unfortunately, when the church building was almost finished, we lost our dedicated pastor, Sherwin Surat, in 2008. We were in deep mourning at the time, lamenting what we had lost.
It is not easy for us, but by God’s grace, we maintained our faith and hope in Him. God’s grace is sufficient for those who believe in Him. Indeed, trials strengthen our faith in God. We keep praying, trusting, and hoping for His promises with those few faithful members. I will not abandon you or abandon what we committed to. Despite the ups and downs of the church and our ministry, we continue to praise God for His faithfulness to His promises. The church began to grow and expand in 2009. Today, we have two daughter churches: EFC Mabini, Buenavista, Guimaras Carasan Avila, Buenavista, and Guimaras. We want to see more growth and accomplishment for the glory of God. “Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty. “God has been faithful throughout the years; to God be the glory.”