Chairman of the Board
Voltaire is a first-generation Filipino-American, born in Ilocos Norte (a province in the northern region of the Philippines) and reared in the San Francisco Bay Area since the age of nine months. He is the oldest of three children and grew up in a Christian home influenced by the sacrifice of a western missionary who came to the Philippines in the 1950’s. He came to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior at the age of eight. He is a graduate of Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo, CA) having received a B.S. in Electronic Engineering and an M.S./M.B.A. in Engineering Management, and had extensive experience in the telecommunications industry (having been involved with introducing DSL as well as new Optical Networking technologies). He moved to the Dallas Metroplex in 1997 to continue his career in telecommunications and has been involved with The Biblical Community Church of Dallas where he serves on the Board of Elders and as Pastor for Missions & Evangelism and Family Life Ministries. In 2001, he left a lucrative career in telecommunications after submitting himself to the Lord’s calling and continues to use his skills in networking, informative presentations, and strategic ministry development. He graduated with an M.A. Cross-Cultural Ministries program from Dallas Theological Seminary. Voltaire also serves as the Vice-Chairman of Ethnic America Network.