Recently, the Administrative Committee of Northeastern Mindanao Mission with the leadership of Pr. Max Dante B. Obbus has made an action and divides BNC Adventist District into two – Buenavista District and Nasipit-Carmen District. It was then later approved by the Executive Committee to finalize the decision.
The reason for this division is to create room for fast expansion of both districts as it has been observed that the leadership of the churches in these districts are very much capable to lead.
The Buenavista District was assigned to Pr. Louie C. Andrade covers the whole municipality of Buenavista that includes – the churches of Alubijid Adventist Church, Buenavista Adventist Church, Calcalon Adventist Church, Guinabsan Adventist Church, Jamboree Adventist Church, and Simbalan Adventist Church for a total of six churches.
The other half remains under the leadership of Pr. Meljoie R. Pepito which covers the municipalities of Nasipit and Carmen that includes the churches of Ata-atahon Adventist Church, Aclan Adventist Church, Cabagtukan Adventist Church, Carmen Adventist Church, Cahayagan Adventist Church, Hinandayan Adventist Church, Minbahandi Adventist Church, Nasipit Adventist Church, San Agustin Adventist Church, and Sta. Ana Adventist Church for a total of ten churches.
This is evidence of God’s providence and blessings – an opportunity for new leaders to lead and empower churches to grow spiritually. These districts are expected to grow both in numbers and in spirit.