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About me


I am  Jong Duterte. In 1999, I married Nikki. She is my best friend and my partner in everything. We have two wonderful and talented kids. Miguel plays the drums and Gabby loves to sing. 


In 1982, someone shared to me the good news that God loves me and Jesus died for me. My life has not been the same since then. 


Currently, I am a pastor at Word International Ministries and based in Toronto, Canada. I've been pastoring this church since 2002. WIN Ontario, as we call our church, has become our second family. Toronto is my home away from home. 

I have a Certificate in Divinity Studies from Asian Theological Seminary in the Philippines and recently graduated Master of Divinity majoring in Pastoral Studies from Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. 


I am passionate about life, faith, family, church, leadership, and learning. 


I love playing basketball. I am quite good at table tennis and I'm a perennial beginner at golf, I guess the winters in Toronto have a lot to do with it. :)


I started this blog to share my thoughts, reflections, and experiences. Hopefully, someone out there might find the insights helpful and encouraging. 


I named it Spread the Word because these insights come from my encounter with God and His Word, the Bible. 


I will try my best to post as often as I can. 


If by any chance you find a post that's interesting or helpful, feel free to share it and help me spread the Word. 


God bless you!

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