Evangelical Bishop Pantoja is new PBS head

Evangelical Bishop Pantoja is new PBS head
Members of the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) Executive Committee led by its newly-elected president, PCEC National Director Bishop Noel Pantoja (left) take oath during the 52nd PBS Annual Membership Meeting in Manila last April 22. PBS

An Evangelical bishop has been elected as the new president of the ecumenical Philippines Bible Society (PBS).

Bishop Noel Pantoja, National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, succeeded retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno who served the post since 2014.

Pantoja’s election took place during the PBS’ 52nd Annual Membership Meeting held in Manila last April 22.

As PBS head, he will also served as the chairman of the organization’s Board of Trustees.

The PBS has an 18-member inter-confessional Board of Trustees, composed of five representatives each from NCCP, PCEC, the Roman Catholic Church, and three from independent churches.

The other members elected to the PBS Board were Ms. Lissa Belle Brown of the Youth of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, Right Rev. Joselito Cruz of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Catholic Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of the Kalookan diocese, Feraz Legita of the Asia Pacific Baptist Aid, and Atty. Jose Villanueva of the Shekinah Christian Unity Foundation.

PBS was established in 1989. Since then, it has been widely distributing the Bible in many local dialects and formats that are easily understandable by Filipinos. CBCPNews