WHO WE ARE
We are a body of baptized believers covenanted together for worship, service, and fulfillment of the Great Commission. In obedience to the Lord’s command to go and make disciples of all people, Christian Fellowship Bible Church began as a home bible study in West Covina and Rowland Heights in 1985. We held our first worship service on April 6, 1986. God's grace continues to overflow in the ministry the Lord has entrusted to us today, with no fancy strategy but the faithful preaching and teaching of God's Word.
ALEX HONG, PASTOR ELDER
Alex came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ at Christian Fellowship Bible Church in 2005. It has been his home and church family since then. After getting saved, Alex devoted himself to the study of the Scriptures. He received his B.A. in the Study of Religion at the University of California-San Diego, his M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot Theological Seminary, and his M.Div. at The Master's Seminary. Apart from meeting the Lord Jesus Christ in 2005, the second most important decision in his life involved meeting his wife Helen at CFBC. Alex and Helen have been married since 2012 and they have five children. You can find Alex on Desiring God, 9 Marks, Facebook, and Instagram.
KRIS SALIBA, PASTOR ELDER
A Southern California native, Kristopher Saliba had his eyes opened to his sin and his desperate need for the gospel shortly after graduating high school. He received his B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Master's College in 2009 and his M.Div. from The Master's Seminary in 2015. After time as a stock boy, associate pastor, and web developer, he accepted the call the help shepherd Christian Fellowship Bible Church in July 2020. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Mariel, and their two children, Olivia and Owen. He's always interested in playing board games, is a die-hard fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, and won't turn down a good cup of coffee.
FRANCIS CONSTANTE, PASTOR ELDER
Francis was born and raised in Bacolod City, Philippines. He came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ during college through Student Missionary Outreach in 1992. He was baptized soon after and became a member of Lifespring Christian Church. After attending seminars and trainings, Francis served as an SMO bible study teacher, preaching the gospel to students and organizing bible studies. In 1996, Francis served as a volunteer missionary and worked to expand SMO's ministry in the Metro Manila area, encouraging local churches to take part in the campus ministry. He moved to California in 2002 and became a member at CFBC. He has been married to his wife Raquel for over 15 years and they have been blessed with four children: Khevin, Gabriel, Francesca, and Francine.
NELSON ALURA, PASTOR ELDER
Nelson was born in Manila, Philippines, but grew up in Southern California. He rejoined CFBC with his wife Loisruth in 2009 and has served as a deacon since 2010. Nelson has been blessed to be raised in a Christian home where God was taught and church service was modeled, but it wasn’t until he was in high school that the gospel became real and he made his personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. Nelson has been married to his wife Loisruth for over 25 years and they have three children: Aarika, Cassie, and Garrett. His life verse is John 3:30 - “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
JOEY UY, DEACON
Joey started attending CFBC at the end of 1996 after moving from Guam to California. In 1997, the whole family joined him in California. He is married to Gie and they are blessed with three children: Jireh, Peniel, and Benzer. The family has been members of CFBC since 1997. His Christian faith blossomed when he started attending First Baptist Church of Pildira in the Philippines which Pastor Ed Ormeo nurtured as a young church in the 1980s. Joey currently works at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood under the Motion Picture Reporting Group. He uses his expertise serving CFBC as Finance Officer overseeing the financial reporting of the church.
TONY ORMEO, DEACON
Tony has been a member of CFBC since 2006. The first ministry he was involved in at CFBC was setting up the chairs and audio-visual system in preparation for the youth fellowship and Sunday worship service every Friday night. Since then, he has been humbly serving in other areas as a deacon where the Lord has taught him to serve diligently and faithfully until He comes. His life verse is 1 Corinthians 15:58 - "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
ALVINE CASTRO, DEACON
Alvine was a member of CFBC from 1989 to 1994. He and his family came back to CFBC in 2018, and he became a member in 2019. He currently serves in many aspects of CFBC Men’s Ministry including teaching. Alvine was one of Pastor Ed’s VBS students during Pastor Ed’s ministry in Victoria Homes in San Pedro, Philippines. He also serves as an Evening Speaker and Jr. High Teacher with Central Coast Encounter (AWANA) Camp Ministry and enjoys teaching God’s Word to all ages. He currently works as a Computer & Electrical Engineer in the Avionics Industry. Alvine and his wife, Athena, have been married for 28+ years. They are blessed with children: AJ and his wife, Deborah, Daniel, Sarah (now with Jesus), and Elly. “Emoi gar to zēn Christos” - Philippians 1:21a
FIDEL TUMBOS, DEACON
Fidel was born and raised in Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He was baptized in 1975 and became an active member of Murcia Evangelical Church as president of the youth before migrating to the United States and becoming an active member of CFBC in 1989. He completed a degree in electronic engineering technology at ITT. He has been married to Flordeliza Fabia Tumbos since 2003 and they have four children: Fauna, Titus, Faith, and Timothy. His life verse is Isaiah 55: 6-7 - “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon."
LEVI RIVERA, DEACON
Biography coming soon!
VIC CARREON, DEACON
Biography coming soon!
TED TUMBOS, DEACON
Ted was born on October 27, 1922 in Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He received the Lord as his personal savior in 1943 when his sister-in-law shared the gospel to him. After that day, he became an active member at a church in Murcia. He married Luz Tiangha on December 16, 1943. He and his wife were blessed with nine children. His eldest child petitioned his wife and him to the United States, and they came May 1980. They became members of CFBC soon afterward. Ted has been serving as a deacon and teaching the Illongo Sunday school class since 1980. His wife went home to be with the Lord in February 2009.
PASTOR ED ORMEO, SENIOR PASTOR EMERITUS
October 14, 1944 - April 30, 2017
Pastor Ed (as he is fondly called) arrived at CFBC in 1989 and faithfully served as senior pastor until he was called to glory on April 30, 2017. Pastor Ed's contributions will forever be embedded into the history of CFBC, and his legacy will be marked by his love for God, his steadfast preaching of His Word, and his care for the people of CFBC. Pastor Ed is survived by his wife Daybelen, children Ging, Lyn, Edwin (Toots), JanJan, and the entire church whom he always claimed as his family.
SONNY DELA, DEACON EMERITUS
Sonny started attending CFBC in 1987 and become a church member in 1988. Since then, he has been involved in various ministries. He has served as a junior class Sunday school teacher, the church treasurer, and in the young professionals group, among others. He became a deacon in 1991, faithfully serving the Lord and supporting the church leadership until moving to Sacramento in 2017. Sonny and his wife Fely have been married for over 33 years and they have three daughters: Andrea Feliz, Hazel Faye, and Sandy Ruth.