Rev. Deslate is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP). He is now the Senior Pastor of UCCP-Ellinwood Malate Church. Prior to his present assignment, he served as Pastor of UCCP-National City United Church in Quezon City for 19 years.
Pastor Deslate earned his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies from Asian Theological Seminary (with high honor), and his Bachelor of Theology from Febias College of Bible (magna cum laude). He is now pursuing a Professional Diploma in Family and Marital Counseling from Center for Family Ministries, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo De Manila University.
He has written a book of sermons entitled, “Touching All of Life” and co-authored the book “Supplement to Chapters in Philippine Church History”, published by OMF.
He has provided counseling to couples and individuals and facilitated spiritual retreats to church groups and organizations. He has given lectures in seminaries and Bible Colleges, and provides training programs to Pastors, church workers and lay leaders.
He is married to Zenaida Darlucio, an Administrative Assistant in a multinational company; and the Lord blessed them with three daughters: Rayah, a licensed architect; Rinnah, a food technologist; and Reielle, a sophomore Mass Communication college student.