About UP CRL


The NCCP EM-Church of the Risen Lord is an ecumenical chaplaincy ministry in the University of the Philippines Campus, Diliman, Quezon City. This ministry traces its origins to the UP Christian Youth Movement (UPCYM). In 1947, a group of Protestant UP students led a movement that aimed to make relevant “Christian presence” on campus. They sought help from the Philippine Federation of Christian Churches (PFCC), now the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), for the construction of the sanctuary, the Gumersindo Garcia Hall, and the parsonage. On September 21, 1956, the Church of the Risen Lord (CRL), arising out of the UPCYM membership and the adult worshipers from the academic community, was formally organized. The election of the first church council was held on July 1957.

CRL is an ecumenical ministry, not a community church, i.e., it does not belong to any one denomination. It is an independent chaplaincy with a regular worshiping congregation made distinct by its joint outreach to the UP Diliman population. Though Protestant in essence it is not merely Protestant, since it joins with other Trinitarian faiths in UP by glorifying the only Savior Jesus Christ through word, witness, and work.

Rev. Callum Tabada


And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28

The Church Council

Chair: Arch. Sheila Espiritu
Vice Chair: Ms. Rozlyn Puno

Board of Elders

Ms. Gibet Bascara
Atty. Ennar Cabanilla
Ms. Lottie Lazarte
Ms. Epiphanie Milleneia Soriano – Student
Ms. Marian Beatrix Mata – Student

Board of Stewards

Ms. Monica Cabrera
Mr. Matthew Tristan Camanian
Mr. Carlos Eclevia Jr.
Mr. Juanito Antonio Salazar – Student
Ms. Ericka Soriano – Student

Ministry Directors

Congregational Ministry: Mr. Ernest Serote
Music Ministry: Dr. Alexander Cortez
University Ministry: Dr. Jesusa Catabui
Christian Education Ministry: Dr. Jessie Rubrico

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Contact Us


18 Laurel Ave., University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

8928-7674 | 8426-4628 | 0927 516 4780 | 0920 819 5976


Church Office Hours

Sunday - Saturday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

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