The church in Cebu was begun in the early 1970’s by a Filipino evangelist, Domindor Belo. His work and the work of interns from the A & M program focused on using Bible correspondence courses, with intensive personal follow up. In 1985 a Bible Study Center was opened in the city. This was used to teach/offer Bible Courses and personal studies to the public. The years of 1985 to 1989 saw significant growth through this means of outreach.
In 1993 the missionaries planted a new congregation, the Uptown Church of Christ, through this work. By this time several congregations were meeting in the Metro-Cebu area. Two years ago the team began “Campus Life”, a college campus outreach which has resulted in the formation of three recognized university campus ministries and numerous baptisms.