Honoring and Mourning a Great Church Pastor and Father: Remembering for 14 Days

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In life, we encounter individuals who leave a lasting impact on us. They touch our hearts, inspire us, and guide us in our spiritual journey. This was the case with Apostle Arsenio Ferriol, founder and chief executive minister of the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch). He was a great church pastor and father to his congregation

For the PMCC (4th Watch) members all over the world, May 19, 2024 could be one of the saddest days for they have to say goodbye to a great servant of the Lord and father in faith.

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In an interview with Deputy Executive Minister, Jonathan S. Ferriol announced the peaceful passing of his father, “With heavy hearts that we mourn his passing, but also take this opportunity to honor and remember him for the remarkable life he lived. As we come together as a church community, we reflect on the countless memories and lessons that Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol has left us with. He was not just a religious leader, but also a father figure to many. His kindness, compassion, and unwavering faith have touched the lives of countless individuals, making him a true inspiration to us all.”

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A FULL LIFE LIVED

Described as an apostle embodying genuine goodness, unwavering faith, and wisdom in representing God’s kingdom, Apostle Ferriol’s commitment to God, the church, and his family served as an inspiring example for the entire PMCC (4th Watch).

His unwavering faith and dedication to his divine calling have left an indelible mark on the church, shaping its growth and development over the past five decades.

The PMCC (4th Watch) highlighted that Apostle Arsenio’s faith and divine calling led to the establishment of the PMCC (4th Watch), where he became a spiritual father to millions globally.

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In 1973, the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) came into existence. During a dedicated period of praying and fasting, Apostle Arsenio received the divine gift and grace of apostleship.

This marked the commencement of a profound journey—a lifelong commitment to his calling as the Goodman of the House, a role foretold by Christ in Matthew 24:43.

MARANATHA BIBLE SCHOOL

Apostle Arsenio’s proclamation of the pure and unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ swiftly led to the Church’s natural growth, giving rise to the establishment of the Maranatha Bible School in 1975 (now known as Maranatha Bible School International), which stands as a testament to his vision of nurturing future ministers and spreading the pure gospel of Jesus Christ.

What started humbly has culminated gloriously. Founded on Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol’s apostolic calling, the PMCC (4th Watch) reached its 50th year under his devoted stewardship. Under the Apostle’s leadership, the Church remains unwavering in its commitment to fulfilling God’s work until the imminent return of Jesus Christ.

14 days of mourning and honoring the Goodman of the House

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The passing of Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol marks a significant milestone in the history of the PMCC (4th Watch), a moment that reverberates through the hearts of its members worldwide. To honor and celebrate his life, the entire PMCC (4th Watch) will pay tribute for 14 days.

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“During this time, we honor and mourn Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol for 14 days, a period of reflection and remembrance. It is a time to pay tribute to a great apostle and to remember the impact he have had on our lives. As we remember Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol, we cannot help but think of all the ways in which he enriched our lives. His powerful sermons, filled with wisdom and love, have left an indelible mark on our souls. His unwavering dedication to serving the church and community has been an inspiration to us all. And his unwavering faith and trust in God have shown us the true meaning of spiritual leadership,” Bishop Ferriol stressed.

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During these 14 days, the entire PMCC 4th Watch recognizes that his passing has left a void in their hearts and in the church community. However, through this mourning period, “we find solace and comfort in being able to share our memories and stories of Apostle Arsenio Ferriol with one another. We find strength in the support of our church family, as we grieve together and find peace in knowing that Apostle Arsenio Ferriol is now in a better place. As we honor and mourn Apostle Arsenio Ferriol, it is important to remember that this is not just a time for sadness, but also a time for celebration. We celebrate the remarkable life that Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol lived, the legacy he leaves behind, and the countless lives he has impacted. We celebrate the fact that he was not just a pastor, but a father to us all, guiding us towards a closer relationship with God.”

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Bishop Jonathan S. Ferriol also added that In these 14 days, “we also take the time to reflect on our own lives and how we can continue Apostle Arsenio Ferriol’s legacy. We can strive to follow in his footsteps, living a life of faith, compassion, and service to others. We can honor him by continuing to spread his message of love and acceptance to those around us. In conclusion, as we honor and mourn Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol for 14 days, let us remember the wise words of the Bible, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4). Let us find comfort in knowing that Apostle Arsenio Ferriol is now in the loving arms of our Father in heaven and that his spirit will always live on in our hearts. May his memory continue to inspire us and guide us in our faith journey.”

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Bishop Ferriol expressed the family’s determination to uphold Apostle Arsenio’s apostolic legacy and pass it on to future generations until the return of Jesus Christ. Memorial services in honor of Apostle Arsenio Ferriol will take place until May 31 at the Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol Sports Complex in Malagasang II-D, Imus, Cavite, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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