Multi-lingual Cedar Bibiolata is the youngest of three boys. He grew up witnessing the faithful ministry of his parents, both in the local church and in international missions. Following God’s personal call, he pursued and completed a Bachelor of Theology degree at Doane Baptist Seminary abroad, including training in Biblical Counseling. By God’s grace, he has served the Lord as a youth pastor, as a music and pioneering pastor, and has taught as a faculty member at a Philippine seminary in Mindanao. It has been his joy to disciple individuals in the Lord, seeing them become fellow laborers in God’s field.
As the current lead pastor of NorthsideHBC, Pastor Cedar’s aim is to walk worthy of God’s calling. He counts it a privilege to be able to study and preach the whole counsel of God, and to care for the church as Christ’s under-shepherd. On a lighter note, aside from being the famous Dutch Blitz “Grand Master” and beloved uncle, Pastor Cedar is known for:
- Listening to acapella music and guitar instrumental
- Playing table tennis or the guitar (or perhaps anything that makes a sound!)
- Being hand in hand with the delight of his life (aptly named, Joy!)--whether it be for a brisk walk at the park or at the mall, fellowship over a good book or a kitchen experiment, or watching a movie together (even if his wife sleeps during the film!)