Companion with the Poor is a non-profit, Christian organization that works with the poorest communities in Metro Manila by planting holistic churches that meet the spiritual and physical needs of the most marginalized in the least reached slums. CWTP partners with local churches to plant sustainable churches within two years.



Chu, Raineer, Mila, and family

Chu, Raineer 2Children: Jonathan, Joseph, and Julian.

Raineer’s Journey:

I am the third of seven siblings. I grew up in Dumaguete with lots of friends and neighbors. My parents were middle class but fought often. I excelled in school but was very emotionally troubled as a child. I entered Law School in UP Diliman, Quezon City in 1977 and was dramatically converted to Jesus through reading a Gideon Bible. My faith grew by the help of Navigators, and a foundation of Scripture was laid early on.

I was appointed as an associate staff in student ministry work and served for ten years, including one year in China 1986. I became a lawyer in 1981 and later specialized in taxation law. I got married in 1987. I changed direction of ministry to urban poor communities after exposure with Viv Grigg. Since 1990, after the birth of my second son, I went into full time ministry. Since Law School, I have also finished two diplomas, a four year course in counseling and a two year course in spiritual direction. I also finished a doctoral program in ministry and transformational leadership. I started teaching at a seminary in 2006 in both church planting among the urban poor and urban poor spirituality.

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Raineer Chu