A History of CR Philippines

Celebrate Recovery (also known as CR for short) arrived in Manila in the year 2005 when a team from Saddleback Church came led by Bob Wood and his wife, Karrie. Purpose Driven Southeast Asia organized the two-day seminar, held on March 12 & 14 and attended by people from many local churches. It was a jam-packed event.

The team led by Bob Wood from Saddleback Church continued to support the growth of CR in the Philippines, coming back to hold Celebrate Recovery Conferences in 2006 at Gospel Church of Manila (GCM), and more in 2008 and 2009 at GCF South Metro (GCFSM). They came to conduct trainings to keep the momentum going for this fledgling ministry.

God used the teams from GCM and GCFSM to help train other churches and organizations to set up their own CR ministries in Las Piñas, Bulacan, Iloilo City, Muntinlupa, and Quezon City.

God continues to use the Celebrate Recovery ministry to reach others in the Philippines and across the globe, bringing healing and freedom from their life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups with the message of hope through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ; changing lives one day at a time.

All praise and glory to our eternal loving Almighty God!