Celebration • Connection • Collaboration

A Special Event for DTS Alumni in Asia and Oceania

Dallas Theological Seminary began in 1924 with a vision to train ministers in all sixty-six books of the Bible. Today, the faculty and staff, along with thousands of students and alumni, continue the mission launched by Lewis Sperry Chafer to equip godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of his Word and the building up of the body worldwide. In our centennial year in 2024, we’re thankful for our past, grateful for the present, and hopeful for the future. Join us as we celebrate a century of teaching truth and loving well!

What to Expect

A Centennial Gift
Each alumnus or alumna attendee will receive a centennial gift and learn more about the launch of the Global Alumni Network, the Global ThM 100 opportunity, alumni discounts at DTS, the global vision of DTS, the Alumni Summit, training and resource sharing, and faculty engagement. We’ll also hear addresses by President Dr. Mark Yarbrough, Dr. Ramesh Richard, and other prominent Christian leaders.

Pre-Summit Gathering
The Pre-Summit Gathering this year will gives us an opportunity to share with one another ways that we can launch our Global Alumni Network and cast greater vision for DTS to see the church worldwide encouraged and equipped for intercultural, cross-generational, multilingual effectiveness in ministry to all people. We hope to see Strategic Summits in 2025 hosted by all Gateway Campuses in Asia, Africa, Central America, South America, Europe, and Middle East / North Africa, when the DTS Global Alumni Network will be officially launched to continue glorifying God by equipping and encouraging godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide.

Date and Location

Friday, July 19, through Saturday, July 20

Grace Christian Church of the Philippines

Samuel Dee St., Grace Village. Brgy. Apolonio Samson, 1106 Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Detailed Schedule of Events

Friday, July 19

8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00-9:30 a.m. Worship

9:30-10:15 a.m. Plenary Session 1 (Dr. Ramesh Richard)

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-11:45 a.m. Pre-Summit Gathering (Mr. Voltaire Cacal)

12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00-1:15 p.m. Worship

1:15-2:00 p.m. Plenary Session 2 (Dr. Stephen Tan)

2:00-2:30 p.m. Break

2:30-4:30 p.m. Workshop #1
Session A: Dr. Ramesh Richard
Session B: Group A Dr. Tom Roxas; Dr. Neil Ty
Session C: Group B Dr. Samuel Chia; Dr. Brian Lam

4:30-6:00 p.m. Networking and Interview #1

6:00-7:00 p.m. Celebration Dinner

7:30-9:00 p.m. Plenary Session 3 (Dr. Mark Yarbrough)

Saturday, July 20

9:00-9:30 a.m. Worship

9:30-10:15 a.m. Plenary Session 4
Bishop Noel Alba Pantoja

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-11:45 a.m. Workshop #2
Group A Dr. Stephen Tan; Dr. Lito Villoria
Group B Dr. Samuel Chia; Dr. Brian Lam

12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00–2:00 p.m. Networking & Interview #2

2:00-3:00 p.m. Closing

Speaker Profiles

In alignment with the vision of advancing Global Theological Education through our Alumni Network, we are honored to announce the esteemed keynote speakers for the upcoming event:


Topic: Leadership in a Multicultural Context: Sharing insights and strategies for effective leadership within multicultural and multinational Christian communities.

Bio: Bishop Noel A. Pantoja is the National Director and CEO of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), overseeing 88 evangelical denominations, 55,000 local churches, and 368 missions and para-church organizations in the Philippines. He also serves as President of Philippine Relief and Development Services (Philrads). His ministry journey has taken him to various locations in Asia, North America, Europe, Oceania, and Africa. With over three decades of ministry experience, he has led in pastoral, missions, church planting, and disaster response efforts. Married for 41 years, he is a proud father of three and grandfather of eight, all devoted followers of Jesus Christ.


Topic: Leader Servants: Identity & Responsibility
Workshop Topic: Training of Pastors: A High Priority in Global Ministry Strategy”

Bio: Dr. Ramesh Richard, founder and president of RREACH and a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, is a global spokesman for Jesus Christ. His ministry, RREACH, aims to change how one billion individuals perceive Jesus, focusing on evangelizing opinion leaders and strengthening pastoral leaders in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Dr. Richard has addressed non-Christian intellectuals and rural pastors worldwide, including heads of state and United Nations ambassadors. He launched the GProAcademy with Dallas Seminary and the GProCommission to improve pastoral training globally, with significant achievements in trained pastoral leaders.


Topic: Mission and Evangelism in the 21st Century: Exploring modern strategies for mission work and evangelism in our interconnected world

Bio: Dr. Stephen G. Tan is the Senior Pastor of Grace Christian Church in the Philippines and has been serving the Lord in Southeast Asia for more than 20 years. He has spoken at conferences and churches throughout North America, Europe, and Asia and has served as a guest lecturer at several seminaries and Bible colleges. Dr. Tan has served as a Bible Teacher in places such as Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. He also serves on several boards of Christian organizations and NGOs, including as Chair of Wycliffe Philippines. Stephen grew up in Texas and is married to Cindy. They have three children: Andrew, Nathan, and Janelle.


Topic: “Spiritual Alignment” from Colossians 1:28-29

Bio: Dr. Mark Yarbrough began his tenure as the 6th president of DTS on July 1, 2020. He also serves as Professor of Bible Exposition. Along with his responsibilities of leading DTS, he travels extensively leading tours and speaking at conference centers. Mark has authored several books, including, "How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor", "Jonah: Beyond the Tale of a Whale", and "Tidings of Comfort and Joy." He has been married for over thirty years to Jennifer, his high school sweetheart. They have four adult children, one son-in-law.

Alumni Forum and Special Workshops

Pre-Summit Gathering
Facilitator: Mr. Voltaire Cacal
Collaboration through Formal and Non-Formal Theological Education in Asia
Facilitators: Rev. Dr. Tom Roxas, Rev. Dr. Neil Allan Ty
Chinese: Rev. Dr. Samuel Chia, Rev. Dr. Brian Lam
Collaboration through Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Ministry in Asia
Facilitators: Rev. Dr. Stephen Tan,
Chinese: Rev. Dr. Samuel Chia, Rev. Dr. Brian Lam
Workshop Facilitators

Rev. Dr. Samuel Chia
Director of Chinese Studies,
Dallas Theological Seminary
 Rev. Dr. Brian Lam
Senior Pastor of Fort Bend
Community Church

Rev. Dr. Tom Roxas
President Emeritus of the International Graduate School of Leadership
 Rev. Dr. Neil Allan Ty
President of the Biblical Seminary
of the Philippines

Rev. Dr. Lito Villoria
Senior Pastor of Greenhills Christian Fellowship South Metro
 Mr. Voltaire Cacal
Senior Director of International Student Development & Formal Language Programs Dallas Theological Seminary

Other Activities

Networking: “Alumni Fair”
Join us for an Alumni Fair featuring interactive booths where alumni can share their life journeys and ministry experiences.
100 Voice Interview
“100 Voice Interview” where alumni are interviewed and their life stories and ministries are captured on video, creating a valuable collection for all to share.

Accommodation & Travel

Option 1
Park Inn By Radissons Hotel
Standard Room, P5,500/Night (~$100/night/room)

Seda Vertis North
Standard Room, P6,700/Night (~$119/night/room)

Option 2
Seminary dormitories provided by the organizing party (BSOP, IGSL—limited availability).

Contact For Assistance

We sincerely look forward to welcoming our alumni to this special celebration. If you are interested in receiving an alumni discount or financial aid, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]