About BREADCOM

Brief History

Bread from Heaven Community Church evolved through the merging of three church groups in the decade of the 90’s.

The first of these groups was a local church formed in Kapitolyo, Pasig City through the ministry of a missionary from the Christian Reformed Church in North America. This denomination through its missions agency in the Philippines, the Christian Reformed World Missions, was doing church planting work in the country in support of the emerging local denomination, the Christian Reformed Church in the Philippines.  Eventually, this local church, still unorganized was turned over to a then local organized  church of the CRCP, the Bread from Heaven Christian Fellowship in Paranaque.

The second group was an outreach ministry of another Christian group that affiliated with the Bread from Heaven Christian Fellowship in 1994. In 1996, these first two groups worshipped in the same place but maintained separate leadership oversight. Pastor Nomer Bernardino served as their supervising Pastor.

In the meantime, Pastor Nomer Bernardino started a Vesper Service in the facility where the first two groups were meeting. By the end of December 1997, this third group had 90 attendees while the first two groups had a combined attendance of  130 people.

Toward the end of 1997, the leaders of the three groups held a joint planning retreat. They decided to start a joint service at the end of the year.  The three groups installed a common set of leaders paving the way for the permanent merging of the three groups. Calling themselves the Bread from Heaven Community Church, it was formally organized on December 19, 1999. It had 320 members, five elders, nine deacons and three pastors.

By the grace of God, the church grew yearly though it had to relocate at least five times within the next 15 years. Within this period, it was able to plant and organize two daughter churches: Bread From Heaven-Marikina and Bread From Heaven-Pasig.

In 2015, the Bread from Heaven Community Church leadership made a pivotal decision to establish satellite churches instead of planting new churches. The satellite churches would pursue a common vision and direction and cooperate on vital programs and activities while allowing individual churches to manage its own ministries.  As of 2017, there are five satellite churches with their own Lead Pastors and Pastor Nomer Bernardino as the Senior Pastor of all the satellites.

Affiliation

BreadCom is a member-church of an evangelical denomination called The Christian Reformed Church in the Philippines. It was organized in 1965 by the missionaries of the Christian Reformed Church in North America which in turn was founded by the members of the Christian Reformed Church in the Netherlands who immigrated to the USA in the early 1800’s.

The Christian Reformed Church has been founded and strengthened by the teachings of John Calvin, considered a foremost father of the Protestant Reformation in the 1500’s. We consider ourselves Reformed or Calvinistic in Christian persuasion.

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