Pastor Bermie (and his wife Carmelita) have been serving as pastor for the past 33 years. After seminary, they served twelve years in the Philippines. They pastored churches in Central Luzon and Mindanao, Philippines (1984-1996). They also served as directors in Philippine Summer Education Program camps. In October 1996, he and his family were transferred to the USA to pastor.
He serves as pastor for the NewLife Fellowship congregation of Grace Communion International (GCI). He is also presently the full-time Senior Pastor for the Los Angeles congregation of GCI. In addition, he served as a District Pastoral Leader in Southern California for a number of years. He is also a member of the GCI’s SoCal Church Planting Network and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Bermie Dizon was the host and director of the TV and online program 316 Emmaus Rd (www.316er.com). He also writes a weekly column (Who Cares?) for Tribune USA.
Carmelita (or Millet) helps as teacher with the children church and is a guitarist for the two churches’ worship teams. Bermie and Millet have four children – three boys and one girl. The oldest, Ben (30 yrs, married to Cassie), finished his B.S. in Psycho-Biology at UCLA and is now working for the US government. Carmel (28 years, married to Matt Benavides), finished her Licensed Vocational Nursing course at Marian College. She has two beautiful children, Amelia Paige (3 years) and Urijah Eugene (1 1/2 years). Abel (26 years, married to Gelli), has a PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering degree at CalTech. Abel and Gelli have Eli Gavin as their firstborn. They now live in Orange County, CA. David (21 years), is an Aerospace Engineering student (also taking AstroPhysics as a minor) at CalPoly Pomona. He serves as part of the worship team of both NewLife and LA congregations. David plays the drums and piano. Millet’s mother, Rosie (81 years), lives with them.
Bermie finished his Masters of Arts degree (M.A. in Christian Education) at the Haggard School of Theology (Azusa Pacific University) and earned his B.A. Theology degree in Pasadena, CA. His wife got her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in the Philippines, and her theology degree with her husband in Pasadena. She presently works as part time LVN and a Treatment Nurse in a Convalescent Hospital in Pasadena and two Home Health facilities.
Pastor Bermie can be contacted at (626) 590-4985 (cell), or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check his church affiliation at www.newlife3.org
My Life’s Calling
My life’s calling is to constantly trust and exalt our Great God Almighty; Father Son and Holy Spirit. And by the grace and power of our Lord Jesus Christ, to fully become all that God has created and saved me for (Phil. 3:12-14). I will do everything I can to maximize the gifts I have been given in an effort to give God all the glory and make Him known especially to those who are lost.
My Life’s Goals