Ernest Mark Gapulan
Ernest is a pastor's kid and has a Bachelor’s degree from Doane Baptist Seminary, a Master of Religious Education degree from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, Master of Theology from Foundations Theological Seminary and Doctor in Ministry from Clarks Summit University.
He is married for 19 years to Mary Ann, a registered nurse, and they presently reside in Houston,Texas.
The ministries of GraceDrive is embodied in the maxim, “favored by God…driven by grace”.
The indelible mark of God’s grace in the totality of man’s existence and experience is echoed by the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:15 that says, “All of this is for your benefit, and as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory” (NLT).
We designed all our agenda & activities based on this biblical truth. We love to call every person who received and has experienced the grace of God as a “gracipient”!
This conviction and motivation prompted us to work together as a team and see more “gracipients” appreciate God’s amazing grace.
GraceDrive Ministries was founded by Ernest, a pastor's kid who worked as a pastor, an Academic Dean and faculty member in two Baptist Seminaries in the Philippines. He also served as an interim pastor of a church in Long Island, NY and is currently working as its Missions Liaison Officer to the Philippines.
GraceDrive's vision started 5 years ago when ministry leaders expressed their desire to be more competent and equipped in facing the organizational challenges of this generation.
We responded to the need by organizing ministry leaders’ consultation in four priority provinces and through them, God revealed more ministry opportunities that need urgent attention.
Currently, the organization has affiliate organizations and partners addressing the welfare of retired ministry leaders, ministry leadership consultations and financial assistance to pastor’s kids with special needs.
It is our prayer that Christ's love and grace will be enjoyed by many more people all over the world!
Our Board of Directors
Brad is a graduate of South Plains College, Texas Tech University and Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Bradley and Karon have been married for 38 years and are the parents of three daughters.
Karon is a Special Education Teacher for Frenship ISD. Brad & Karon were also blessed with three grandchildren.
Rhyjob Henry Cabugwas
RJ is a pastor's kid who finished his bachelor’s degree in theology from Baptist Bible Seminary & Institute in Manila, Philippines. He has been pastoring First Baptist Church of Spring Valley, California for more than 20 years. He is currently the President of the Association of Bible Seminaries International(ABSI) based in California.
He is married to Phebe, a missionary and pastor’s kid and is blessed to have three growing kids: Reuben, Sean and Karisse.