Rainier Pagcaliwagan

Director of Young Adults Ministry

Rainier Pagcaliwagan is the Director of the Young Adult Ministry. He moved to Manila in 2003 after serving as a missionary to international students in New York City. He earned a Master of Divinity in Missions at Asia Theological Seminary in Quezon City.

An active member of the Ateneo Chamber Singers, Rainier also shares his rich baritone during UCM’s special musical productions.

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How did you come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior?

I made a commitment to follow Jesus Christ in July 14, 1984 through the choir fellowship of the Church Among the Palms in Los Baños, Laguna. I felt very empty back then, not really knowing what the purpose of my life was, until one of the choir members, a staff worker of the Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ, shared the Gospel with me. It was then that I realized that a meaningful and purposeful life is lived for Christ alone.

What is your life verse?

Acts 20:24 “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”