NCU Worldwide Ministry Outreach

Founded in 1980, We Are Celebrating 42-Years of Christ Centered Educational Ministry. 

We are a United States based, worldwide Christian, non-denominational, gospel ministry. Our goal is to do our part in fulfilling the Lord’s Great Commission.

A Note from our Founder and Presiding Bishop:

Beloved Bishops, Pastors, Directors, Ministers, Ministry / Church Members and Students: Greetings in the name of Jesus, our living Savior and loving Lord. On this page, I will attempt to describe our ministries and mention a few members of our management team who have been with us for many years. We have also assembled a section of ministry photos (below) from our branches around the world.

*Scroll down to see many ministry photos from around the world…

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Greetings beloved servants of Christ:

We have been very blessed to meet leaders and assist in developing a large ministry network, around the world over 39 years of gospel ministry. We were even honored to have a private meeting with former Philippine President; Gloria Arroyo in 2009, at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, home of the President.

By our Lord’s Grace, since 1980, we have established thousands of churches and independent NCU and NTS educational branches which have affiliated with our Worldwide Church of Jesus Christ and NTS Seminary and NCU University educational ministries in the USA, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

At our peak, our ministries had more than 4,000 affiliated church and educational branches in 40 countries around the world… To God be the Glory!

God has blessed us with the following dedicated ministry leaders:

Samuel Galloza our Administrative President at ministry headquarters in the USA, is managing the USA based online educational ministry responsibilities including both the English and Spanish programs and all of the administrative duties involved with our large online educational ministries. Dr. Galloza has served Northwestern for over 18 years.

Note: NCU / Northwestern Christian University is under separate management from NTS / Northwestern Theological Seminary. Dr. Samuel Galloza has been re-assigned and focuses predominantly on United States based students. NCU focuses on worldwide enrollments.

Mrs. Yolanda Rivera continues her professional responsibilities while serving as a very valuable team member in the capacity of Northwestern’s Registrar and Director of Admissions. Yolanda has faithfully served Northwestern for over 15 years. She is the head of our administrative / educational staff at Northwestern and approves all applications for enrollment. All of our students and alumni over the past 15 years know Yolanda well for her Christ like patience, courtesy and kindness.

Special appreciation is deserved by our Vice President of International Ministries and Senior Bishop of Pakistan; Dr. Jefferson Ghauri, who has been instrumental in planting many churches and educational branches throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East over the span of 14 years.

Our leaders in Asia and the Philippines are: Senior Bishop; Dr. Danilo Bornales over our Asia network and Senior Bishop; Dr. Teodoro Garvida over our Philippine network. There service unto the Lord has resulted in the establishing of hundreds of WCJC affiliated churches, ministry branches and independent NCU University branches throughout Asia and the Philippines. Bishop Garvida has been with us for 15 years.

We are honored to have many church and ministry leaders throughout the continent of Africa. One such leader is Bishop; Dr. Charles Botes of South Africa. Bishop Botes is responsible for a large network of churches and NCU University branches in Africa. Bishop; Botes is an alumnus of both our NTS Seminary and NCU University and has been a senior leader with our ministries for over 9 years.

As Presiding Bishop, by the Grace of our Lord, I intend to focus on development of our WCJC Church network and NTS / NCU educational ministries as well as our Worldwide evangelism and discipleship ministries worldwide. Many ministries have joined us and chartered new Churches in affiliation with our Worldwide Church of Jesus Christ and also added to the increase of our large NTS / NCU branch network worldwide. I will continue to work with our Senior Bishops, Bishops, Pastors, Ministers and Missionaries around the world as we focus on growth and development.

Please feel free to contact me whenever a need arises for ministry development, or simply for fellowship as I remain not just a Pastor for our Pastors, but more importantly, your brother in Christ Jesus.
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In Obedience to our Lord’s Great Commission,

Dr. Howard M. Sarkela Ph.D., Th.D., D.D.
Presiding Bishop

Ministry Overview From Our United States World Headquarters 

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President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo exchanges pleasantries with our Own Dr. Howard M. Sarkela, Presiding Bishop of Christian Alliance Ministries, Worldwide Church of Jesus Christ, Northwestern Theological Seminary and Northwestern Christian University, along with his Filipino Bishops: *Beginning second from left: Bishop Lagunda and Bishop Garvida, during a courtesy call on her Monday (November 16, 2009) at the Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines. (PNA/NIB photo by D.Aguilar)V3/eda

Press Release:  PGMA receives honorary award from Christian bishops

The award was presented by the Christian Alliance Ministries Worldwide, led by Northwestern Christian University USA, Presiding Bishop; Howard Sarkela, Bishop Teodoro Garvida, Bishop Seth Lagunda, and Secretary General Ma. Isabel Tobias at the Music Room of Malacañang.

The visiting bishops each prayed for President Arroyo. Bishop; Sarkela prayed in English and asked the Almighty to protect her. Garvida, who is from Mindoro, prayed in Tagalog, while Lagunda prayed in Cebuano.


Northwestern Worldwide Educational Ministry Photos:

Philippines, Graduation Ceremony
Graduation Day, SriLanka

Graduation Ceremony, Pakistan

Graduation Ceremony, Argentina

Graduation Ceremony, South Africa

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Both Bishop Jefferson Ghauri, Pakistan and Bishop, Joshua Emmanuel, India have shown tremendous increase recently with numerous students attending the many branches of Northwestern Theological Seminary and Northwestern Christian University in each of their countries…Our Bishop of Pakistan and Bishop of India have also been responsible for affiliation of many churches who have taken the name of our “Worldwide Church of Jesus Christ.”

Professor Esor Ben-Sorek of City University of New York and Queens borough College has qualified for his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Northwestern Theological Seminary. We are honored that our seminary is being recognized in this way, by a professor of this great college in the state of New York.

Our Ministries have been recognized or considered by both the States of Florida and Arizona as exempt from Governmental oversight as a Religious Ministry.

Ministry Programs

Be sure to take advantage of the many FREE resources available to you through our ministries:

Student Services

If you have not been taking advantage of the many FREE library and ministry resources, please visit our free online library today:  today…

*More than 50,000 FREE e-books, periodicals, worldwide newspapers, sermon helps and devotionals are available on the popular library website.  Visit today…

Bishops, Pastors, Ministers and Teachers can use the many free e-books as well as commentaries, concordance, online Bibles, periodicals, as well as audio sermons, audio Bible, daily devotionals among many other tools that can bless your Ministry and save you a trip to the local library. These resources are now right at your finger tips through our 100% free virtual library website.

Prayer & Praise

Jesus Did It………. Over the many years our ever faithful Lord and Savior has sustained us and blessed, multiplying our outreach and making thousands of disciples for the Kingdom.

Join us as we thank the Lord for our Ministry increase. Our Ministries are now represented by thousands of affiliate members in approximately 40 countries worldwide. Because of your hard work and dedication to this, your Christ centered educational Ministry.

Christian Alliance Ministries Worldwide:

The Worldwide Church of Jesus Christ
Northwestern Christian University (USA)
Northwestern Christian University (Asia, Africa, India and Middle East)

Senior Leadership / Bishopric, U.S.A.

Dr. Howard M. Sarkela, Th.D., Ph.D., D.D.
Founder, Presiding Bishop /CAM, WCJC, NTS, NCU

Dr. James Feazell Jr., Ph.D.                                                                                                                          NCU Branch President / WCJC Bishop

Senior Leaders / Worldwide

Dr. Jefferson Ghauri, Ph.D., D.D.
International Vice President, Ministry Development

Dr. Miguel A. Contreras, Th.D., Ph.D., D.D
Vice President CAM Security

Dr. Danilo Bornales, Ph.D., Th.D
Senior Bishop WCJC /  President, NCU of Asia and Philippines  

Dr. Teodoro Garvida, Ph.D., Th.D.  
Senior Bishop WCJC /  President, NCU Luzon, Philippines

Dr. Charles Botes, Th.D.
Bishop WCJC / South Africa

A Word About Our Presiding Bishop:

Dr. Sarkela, has shared the Gospel of Salvation, by Grace, through faith in the birth, death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ to well over 12 million people through radio, television, educational programs, prison ministry, preaching and public speaking engagements. He is also author of several books, videos, audio tape series on Christian life improvement.

That I may know Him, in the power of His resurrection and in fellowship with His sufferings, being conformed to His death. (Philippians 3:10)

I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ, and the life that I now live, I live by faith in my Lord and God, who loved me and gave His life for me. (Galatians 2:20)