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PASTOR
RUBEN RAQUEL
Pastor Ruben was born in the Philippines and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii when he was 14 years old. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord at age 16 and called to Christian vocation at 17 years of age. He met his beautiful wife Sylvie (from Paris, France) in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1992 during their seminary training (at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary), married in 1993, and they have two beautiful daughters Emeris (m. 2019 - Todd) and Elise. Pastor Ruben loves to read his Bible, play tennis, golf, basketball, and visiting with people in the U.S. and around
the world.

EDUCATION

  • Graduated from W. R. Farrington High School, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1983.

  • Attended the University of Hawaii (Manoa Campus), 1983-84.

  • U. S. Army, 1985-1988.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biblical Studies & Psychology, Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, MS., May 1991.

  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS), New Orleans, LA., December 1994.

  • Additional Studies in Psychology & Counseling, Biblical Languages (Hebrew & Greek), Missions, World Religions, & Church Planting, NOBTS, 1995-2000.

  • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), Healthy Church Growth with a specialization in Leadership and Administration, NOBTS, May 2004.

 

                Left to right: Ruben, Elise, Sylvie, Emeris & Todd

FOCAL PASSAGES FOR MINISTRY

  • Deuteronomy 6:4-9

  • Matthew 16:18; 18:15-18; 22:34-40; 28:18-20

  • Mark 10:42-45

  • Luke 9:23

  • John 3:1-21; 15; 17

  • Acts 1:8; 2:42-47

  • Romans 1:16; 3:10-12,23; 5:8,12; 6:23; 7:24; 8:1,5-9,28; 10:9-13; 12:1-2

  • 1 Corinthians 1:18; 3:1-23

  • Galatians 3:28; 5:26

  • Ephesians 4:11-16

  • Revelation 7:9-12

 

Deacons

Tom Lachcik, Chairman

Perry Mayhew

Alex Abiol

Vince DeVera (Inactive)

 

 

 

Trustees

Perry Mayhew, Chairman

Alice Plough

Knute Ramberg

Pastor Ruben Raquel (Ex officio)

 

 

Custodians

Mr. & Mrs. Tom and Karen Rieck

JOIN US

Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer (Zoom live only)  7:00pm

Sunday School (Zoom live only)  9:00am

Sunday Worship 11:00am on campus (also Zoom live & Youtube iive) & 6:00pm on campus  (also Zoom live)

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CHURCH OF MCHENRY

CONTACT

Phone: 815.385.0083

 

509 N. Front St. (Rt. 31)

McHenry, IL 60050

 

Email: fbcmchenry@yahoo.com