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How We Started

How We Started

Grace Chapel Ministries started with $100, a prayer, and a blessing from God.

In August 2005 Pastor Kelly Backstrom of River Rock Church, Camas, WA, preached a message on the parable of the talents. As an illustration of the parable, Kelly asked for 10 volunteers. I, Steven Ray Bragg, was one of the 10, and we were each given $100. Kelly said I want you to go and invest this in the Kingdom. Kelly continued, report back what the Lord has done with $100. At that time, I was a recovering fallen pastor.

I carried the $1oo in my pocket to be ready to use it when the Lord showed me what to do with it.

I prayed, Lord this is Your money, please show me how you want it used. And Lord, if I could be a part of whatever blessing this becomes, I would truly love that!

I’m married to a Filipina. One day she was talking to one of her sisters in the Philippines. Sister Helen was praying for a chapel where she lived, Sitio Dacutan. They had no place to congregate and worship.

The Lord answered her prayer and mine together. I got the vision to build a chapel in Sitio Dacutan. Others become excited also and together we built what was to become our first church, Grace Chapel.

August 2006 we were at the Grace Chapel dedication. It was there we meet Pastor Alejo Alagos, he and some other local Pastors helped call the congregation.

Grace Chapel Ministries was born. We began many ministries of compassion to the surrounding Barangays.

Grace Chapel Partners was formed and together we started our second church, Tabernacle of Praise, launched 2007. Pastor Alejo Alagos was the Evangelist. He is also their pastor.

I established Grace Chapel Partners working from our home in Vancouver, WA.  They support this ministry with prayers and contributions. During this time, River Rock Church continued to help me heal from my fall. River Rock Church also adopted Grace Chapel Ministries as their missions work.

Pastor Alejo Alagos formed an evangelism team from Grace Chapel and Tabernacle of Praise. Together we launched the 3rd church Hill of Zion in 2011.

July 2011, RRC appointed me and my family as missionaries to serve fulltime in the Philippines. We moved to the Philippines August 2011.


Together we planted the 4th church in Barangay Esparar September 2011.

In April 2012, I went back to River Rock Church to deliver our Philippines report. The Pastors and Elders ordained me and Alejo Alagos as pastors of River Rock Church.

Also in April 2012, we launched our 5th church in Barangay Santa Lourdes on the island of Palawan.

June 2012, we went to Santa Lourdes to construct their church building. While at, Santa Lourdes, we received a call to plant a church 95 Kilometers north of Santa Lourdes in the municipality of Tagumpay. At the same time, we received a similar call to launch a church near Tabernacle of Praise at Sitio Franks. Both the Tagumpay and Franks/Mabasa churches are panted and flourishing.  Both Franks and Tagumpay are squatter’s areas. The poorest of the poor live there. Jesus Christ is becoming the hope of the hopeless for them. We serve not only them, but Jesus Christ, himself there. Mat 25:40 “even the least of them, you did it to Me.” Most of our churches are in the poorest Barangays.

In September 2012 we planted our 8th church in the remote Barangay Sugnod. God is good!

We have received calls to plant churches on the islands of Mindoro, Leyte, Luzon, and Mindanao. All we need is funding through the continued blessings form our Lord Jesus Christ.

In August 2012 we became a recognized church by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines. Our Philippines name is RIVERROCK CHURCH PHILIPPINES (RRCP) INC., SEC Reg. No. CN201226705.;

We plant these Christian churches with His blessings, in His name, our Lord Jesus Christ. We preach only the Gospel Jesus Christ. We call people to His salvation and repentance. We are nondenominational. 

RRCP Grace Chapel   RRCP Grace Chapel

Hill of Zion Launch

RRCP Hill of Zion  RRCP Santa Lourdes


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Plant new Christian churches in the remote Barangays where there is no other church that serve their communities. 

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Pastor Alejo F. Alagos

Pastor Alejo F. Alagos

My Partner in the RRCP Ministry

President River Rock Church Philippines (RRCP) Inc.

Lead Pastor RRCP

Pastor of RRCP Grace Chapel and RRCP Tabernacle of Praise


RRCP Evangelist

DepEd Principle 1

Pastor Alejo F. Alagos has been a Pastor for 28 years. In that time he has planted more than 35 new churches. The last 8 church plants were for RRCP.

Steve's Story

Pastor Steven Ray Bragg

Serving our Lord in the Philippines

 This is my Testimony and how we got started. (3 minutes)