Global Perspectives: Philippines

In this episode, Darrell Bock and Neil Ty discuss church challenges in the Philippines, from the pulpit to the pew, focusing on the impact of COVID.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Neil Ty

Born, raised, and grew up in the Philippines, Neil Ty heeded God’s call for ministry and served for a decade as a youth pastor, college outreach minister, youth organization founder, church planter, senior pastor, pastoral trainer, Christian organization board member, and Bible School professor. He earned his Master of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Neil and his family returned to the Philippines in 2019 to serve as Executive Director of the Institute for Biblical Linguistics Exploration (iBible), Regional Supervisor of Chinese Christian Fellowship Philippines, and adjunct faculty of several seminaries in the Philippines and Nepal. Neil and Aileen are blessed to be married and have two beautiful children, Naomi Hannah and Noah Aaron. The Ty Family currently resides in the countryside of Cainta, Rizal, and they enjoy the view of the Metro Manila skyline from their balcony.