When the Alparaques went back to the Philippines in 1981 they brought back a good collection of theological books, Bible commentaries, Bible dictionaries, concordances, and many other religious literature and publications. The bulk of the original collection was donated by Mrs. Marian King from the library of her late husband, Guy E. King. This became the nucleus for the first CFTP Lending Library. There was a tremendous need for this type of library due to the high cost of acquiring these materials for use by pastors and church workers. Since 1981, eight lending libraries have been established in various cities. Books and materials are still collected on a regular basis and shipped to the Philippines to continue to stock the eight libraries, and expand to more locations.
Guy E. King Memorial Lending Libraries
Rev. Guy E. King was a faithful missionary of Hiawatha Land Independent Baptist Mission and later appointed as director of the same mission serving for many years. He was recipient of the Van Osdel Service Award for outstanding ministry in their given field. He actively served in the visitation ministry of Lake Drive Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan which became the sending church of the Alparaques as missionaries to the Philippines. After his homegoing, his wife Marian King donated a good portion of his books for use of the Pastors and workers in the Philippines.
Location - Doane Baptist Seminary, Iloilo City
Extension Location - Fellowship Baptist College, Kabankalan, Negros Occidental
Extension Location - Bethel Baptist Church, Valladolid, Negros Occidental
Gerard Knol Memorial Lending Library
Pastor Gerald Knol was the pastor of Lake Drive Baptist Church in East Grand Rapids, MI for over 50 years. He was a co-founder of Baptist Bible Institute, which is now Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI. He also helped to start the Michigan Christian Rest Home, which is now Beacon Hill. Pastor Knol had a vision for missions, and supported missions throughout his many years of ministry. His library was donated by his family to serve Christians in the Philippines.
Location - Doane Baptist Church, San Jose, Antique
Jewl Ann Spoelhof Memorial Lending Library
Miss Jewl Ann Spoelhof served as missionary under the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism in Davao City for many years until the Lord took her home in 2007. Her love for church planting work and encouraging Christian workers in the Mindanao area led us to dedicate this Bible School library in her name.
Location - North Cotabato Baptist Seminary, Midsayap, North Cotatbato
Larry & Jaqui Armstrong Lending Library
Dr. Larry and Jaqui Armstrong began their early years as missionaries in Iloilo, Philippines. They served the Lord in other Philippine provinces and for many years and thereafter in Australia under the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism. For the past 10 years, Dr. Armstrong continues to minister here in the Philippines through the Asia Pacific Institute of Bible, teaching Filipino students in their graduate degree program. He faithfully gathers and sends books regularly for seminary students and pastors here in the Philippines.
Location - Boracay Grace baptist Church, Boracay Island, Maylay Aklan
Jay Dyksterhouse Memorial Lending Library
Rev. Jay Dyksterhouse was the resident pastor of Lake Drive Baptist Church, which was sending church of the Alparaques during the time they were first sent out as missionaries to the Philippines. His pastoral ministry was a great blessing to the Alparaque family and became instrumental in their decision to return to their native country and follow the Lord’s call to serve Him among the Filipino people.
Location - Passi Baptist Church, Passi City, Iloilo
Ismael & Ruth Yanga Lending Library
Dr. Ismael and Ruth have been a special part of Christ for the Philippines since the early years of its inception. Dr. Yanga served as mission president for many years as he worked with heart and hand as he actively promoted the ministry in churches and in his workplace. To this dear family we dedicate this lending library.
Location - Dumarao Fundamental Baptist Church, Duarao,Roxas, Palawan