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FIL-AM INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH
 About the Pastor 

Pastor Joel Padilla grew up in the Pampanga province of the Philippines, in the small town of Mexico, near San Fernando. As a pastor's child, he grew up in a Christian home, receiving Christ as his Saviour at a young age. Ever since he was a child, he knew God was calling him into full-time ministry as a pastor. As he was in college, he met his wife, Medick. They married in December 1989. He graduated from seminary in  1991 and became an ordained minister in 1993. After 6 years of serving as pastor at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Guagua, Pampanga, he and his family moved to Mira Mesa San Diego, California. After 6 months there, God called him to serve at Fil-Am Baptist Church of Arizona, now Fil-Am International Baptist Church. He and his family moved again and has been serving Christ faithfully in this church since 1996. His wife, Medick, works as a department manager in Walmart. They have a son, JP (25), who is also the drummer for the church band, and a daughter, Jeuel (23), who is the keyboard player and the church secretary. They reside in Gilbert, Arizona.

Education:

B.S  Management Industrial Engineering at Holy Angel University, 1987

M.Div. Theology at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, 1991

Clinical Pastoral Education at Banner Desert Hospital 2009

    Fil-Am International Baptist Church
    745 N Alma School Rd. Mesa, AZ 85201 | 480-329-9830