Chu, Raineer, Mila, and family
Children: Jonathan, Joseph, and Julian.
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.