Pastor Luis H. Bon Jr, is a newly appointed pastor of the Quebec Conference Seventh-Day Adventist Church hired directly from the Philippines. The two Filipino Adventist churches in Montreal, Mount-Carmel and Montreal Filipino, are glad to welcome him after the departure of their previous Pastor, Joseph Batiancila, recently called to ministry in Alberta.
Pastor Luis Bon was born in the town of Magallanes, in the province of Sorsogon, in the Philippines. He is the seventh eight children. At a very young age, his father, who was the head elder at their local church, trained him to preach. His teachings bore fruits for at the tender age of twelve, the young Luis Bon was chosen to be the first Filipino child preacher to preach during Sabbath School at the General Conference of 1985 in Louisiana. The following year, he was invited to speak at the 1986’s Expo Canada in British Columbia.
Heeding God’s calling to Ministry, he attended the Philippine Union College – Naga View Campus in 1987 for his secondary education and pursued Theology in Mountain View College, Malaybalay, Bukidnon in 1994. He obtained his Master’s degree in Religious Education from the Adventist University of the Philippines in 2000. He then joined the South Central Luzon Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist in October 2003 and after twelve years of serving as District Pastor, he became the Conference Evangelist in 2017. Pastor Bon also has experience in the fields of academy chaplaincy and Bible teaching.
He is now married to Beryl Reburiano-Bon, and they are blessed with two children: Gilbert and Erika Jan Louise. He is presently assigned to lead and nurture the Filipino Churches in Montreal. With God’s leading, the Holy Spirit’s providence, and with the help of the Filipino brethren, Pastor Bon envisions planting two new churches and organizing a Filipino District in the area governed by the Quebec Conference. The Conference is grateful to have him and can’t wait to see what the Lord accomplishes through his ministry.