Name: Ely Roque Sagansay
Hometown: Taylor, MI
Hobbies: Music, writing
I love to walk and play tennis
Music: Gospel, Christian contemporary, hymn, classical.
Movies: Any based in a true to life story.
Languages: English, Tagalog, Ilongo, a little bit of Spanish and Cebuano.
My motto: There's no "I Can't" for the Lord's honor and glory, only "I will..."
Revered Ely Roque Sagansay was born in Bacolod City, Philippines. He grew up in a Christian home, and four of his siblings are in the pastorate. He is a graduate of International Baptist Theological College of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. He's been a pastor for more than three decades.
He came to know the Lord Jesus Christ April of 1982. Pastor Ely is a teacher, and was a radio host of the program "Gideon 300" at DWGO AM Radio, based in Olongapo City, Philippines. Pastor Ely started the radio program "Love is the Reason," aired on Light House Radio 106.3 FM. Ely was a professor, and administrator of International Baptist Theological College extension school in Subic, Zambales. He has served as director of music at the Greater Detroit Baptist Association of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Pastor Ely is the author of "Christmas Every Day", "MI Daily Devotion", and "Thanksgiving Every Day" with Westbow Press.
Pastor Ely is married to former Vemerlyn Dumala from the Southern part of the Philippines. They were blessed by the Lord with four (4) children; Eliezer, Ely JR, Eliel Lyn and Elmer John (EJ). Ely’s children are all serving the Lord in the music ministry of International Community Christian Church. Pastor Ely Roque Sagansay is very passionate about missions and he loves missionaries. He is a man of God, and a man for God and for His glory.