Dr. Ed Laurena trusted Jesus Christ as his Saviour in 1970. He studied at the Baptist Bible College in Legaspi, Albay where he was called by God into the ministry. In 1979, the Lord led him to start a new mission work in San Pedro, Laguna. With his Spirit-filled servant leadership, the Christian Bible Baptist Church in San Pedro, Laguna, has grown to become one of the largest independent Baptist churches in the country. Dr. Laurena and his wife, Del, have been happily married for thirty-seven years.