My faith life for over 30 years now explains who I am. It is about complete dependence upon Christ in everything. Sad that out of a thousand (honestly, I don’t have the exact figure, perhaps out of every 10,000) people globally, only a very few, even just one, who have experienced the Magdalene-type of conversion to real Christianity. Our Lord metamorphosed me since 1984—and that’s all about me for now and until the last hour of my sojourn.
Molded by My Faith Life
I love my name but prefer to be called Jun P. Espina instead, for reasons of brevity. A.B. in Political Science and M. A. in School Administration, I left the academe as a college instructor to become self-employed. Became a Bible believer, I had been active since then with our Lord’s ministries in many ways. All that had happened to me in my daily journey I named as my faith life.
In 1990, a Baptist Church ordained me as a pastor. After three years as Baptist pastor, I went independent and started a radio and local TV ministry. I wrote a book in 2004 titled “Strengthened by This Verse,” which is now posted in the pages of this site: https://bythisverse.com. In 2015, I published my book, Real Peace at Home (given away for a FREE DOWNLOAD), at Amazon. Born in 1957, I live in Davao City, Philippines, together with my beloved family, my wife Virgie, and three children: Bap, Joanan, and Dodai.
I am interested in many things as a part of my faith life. I believe that I can do many things because of God. I love to paint and to compose a song. I also love to write, to design a piece of furniture, to write a computer program, or to preach the Gospel. I also authored the books, Christian Teachings Revisited, Pentecostalism, Its Theology, and the Charismatic Chaos Revisited, Overcoming Adversities by the Power of God, and Christian Teachings Revisited. But what gives me more meaning in life is the Holy Bible and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. My faith life is all the wealth that I have that is truly mine even beyond this world. Joyful Edge is my “author’s website.”
I share the apostle Paul’s conviction (as a real Christian) that “to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21)