Bishop Benjamin A. Justo
Bishop Benjamin A. Justo received his degrees on Secretarial Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary, Master of Theology at Southeast Asia Graduate School of Theology, and Doctor of Ministry at Union Theological Seminary. He is also currently a Doctor of Education candidate at De La Salle University, Manila.
Bishop Justo was a local pastor for 12 years at Cagayan de Oro, Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Bayombong and Solano, Nueva Vizcaya Chaplain, Children’s Garden, and Taytay, Rizal. He was also a College Director and President at Aldersgate College at Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, District Superintendent for six (6) years in South Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino, and Dean of Academic Affairs for (8) years at Union Theological Seminary-Philippines (UTS). Moreover, he was a Part-time Professor at the Graduate School of Education at PCU Cavite Exchange, Pastor at Tarzana, CA, USA, President of Methodist Youth Fellowship Mindanao from 1959-1961, Member of the Evangelistic Team, NVQIW, UMC, from 1971-1978, and Principal Delegate to the Philippines Central Conference from 1972- 2000.
In addition, he has served as Chairman of NPAC Board of Discipleship, 1974-1978; member of Board of Trustees of Eveland College in Isabela, 1981-1984, Vice Chairman of Board of Education, 1984; Principal Delegate to the General Conference, 1984; Member, PCC Coordinating Council, 1984-1988; Member, Connectional Process Team, General Conference, 1996-2000; Chaplain for 5 years, Magat Lodge 68 F&AM, 1971; Chair, Board of Trustees, Quirino Province Livelihood and Development Center, Inc, 1984-88; Chair, Board of Trustees, Nueva Vizcaya Rural, Socio-Economic and Religious Life, Inc., 1985-87; Vice-Chair, Northern Luzon Ecumenical Council, 1985-87; Coordinator, South East Asia Graduate School of Theology, Philippine Area, 1990-96; Member, Philippine Theological Society, 1988-2000; Affiliate Member-Officer, PCCL University Church, Dasmarinas, Cavite, 1990-2000.
In Dec. 16, 2000, Benjamin A. Justo was elected to the episcopacy from the Northeast Philippines Annual Conference on the 7th Ballot during the 2000 PCC Session. He was assigned to serve the Baguio Episcopal Area until his retirement in 2008.