Asian-Pacific Ministries at the Pacific Union Conference works with the seven local conference coordinators and group representatives in serving 25 language groups and supporting the outreach, ministry, and growth of the Asian-Pacific churches throughout the Pacific Southwest. The department coordinates its pastoral and lay training through the Pacific Institute of Christian Ministry (PICM), oversees various annual evangelistic meetings and other special events within these churches, fosters unity and fellowship, and provides mentoring and financial assistance to all Asian-Pacific congregations in the Pacific Union to enhance their outreach and nurture ministries.
VicLouis Arreola III
Vice President for Asian Pacific Ministries
Pastor Arreola has been coordinator of Asian-Pacific Ministries for the Pacific Union Conference since 2011, and he now serves in the newly created role of vice president. He also serves as coordinator of Multi-Ethnic Ministries for the North American Division (NAD).
He oversees the 33 Asian-Pacific language groups in North America, with a combined membership of more than 100,000 people.
Arreola is president of Pacific Institute of Christian Ministry, an equipping school for lay pastors and church leaders in the NAD. Arreola has a rich background as a church planter, international evangelist, senior pastor, departmental director, radio and television speaker, pastoral counselor, and adjunct professor.
He has a bachelor’s degree in theology from Mountain View College in the Philippines, a master’s degree in religion and health from the Adventist University of the Philippines, a master’s degree in theology from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, and doctoral degrees from La Salle University and the Evangelical Theological Seminary, both located in Pennsylvania.
Arreola is passionate about empowering local communities and congregations to expand, spreading the love of Jesus in ways that are culturally relevant.
He is married to Dr. Imelda Arreola, a preventive health specialist, and they have one son, VicLouis Arreola V, a physician. All three members of the family speak for and operate Our Great Hope Today Ministries, heard in 65 countries.