Asian-Pacific Ministries at the Pacific Union Conference works with the seven local conference coordinators and group representatives in serving 25 language groups and supporting the outreach, ministry, and growth of the Asian-Pacific churches throughout the Pacific Southwest. The department coordinates its pastoral and lay training through the Pacific Institute of Christian Ministry (PICM), oversees various annual evangelistic meetings and other special events within these churches, fosters unity and fellowship, and provides mentoring and financial assistance to all Asian-Pacific congregations in the Pacific Union to enhance their outreach and nurture ministries.
VicLouis Arreola III has been director of Asian-Pacific Ministries for the Pacific Union Conference since 2011. He also serves as director of Asian-Pacific Ministries for the North American Division (NAD). He oversees the 25 Asian-Pacific language groups in North America with a combined membership of more than 100,000 people. Arreola has a rich background as a church planter, international evangelist, senior pastor, departmental director, radio and television speaker, pastoral counselor, and adjunct professor.
He has a bachelor’s degree in theology from Mountain View College, a master’s degree in religion and health from the Adventist University of the Philippines, a master’s degree in theology from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, and doctoral degrees from La Salle University and the Evangelical Theological Seminary. He is married to Dr. Imelda Cid Arreola, a family health lecturer and educator, and they have a son, Pastor VicLouis (Vil) Arreola V. All three members of the family speak for and operate Our Great Hope Ministries, an evangelism series.