Bishop Benjamin Justo
Bishop Benjamin A. Justo is a retired bishop of The United Methodist Church, having served from 2000-2008.
Bishop Justo was born in the Philippines, and is married to Elizabeth Justo, and together they have two children: Karl Barth and Nympha.
He received the following degrees: Secretarial Science; Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, Cavite; Master of Theology, Southeast Asia Graduate School of Theology; Doctor of Ministry, Union Theological Seminary, Cavite; and Doctor of Education (candidate) De La Salle University, Manila.
He was a local pastor for 12 years, Cagayan de Oro, Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Bayombong and Solano, Nueva Vizcaya Chaplain, Children's Garden, Taytay, Rizal College Director/President, Aldersgate College, Solano, Nueva Vi zcaya District Superintendent (6 years) in South Isabela, Nueva Vizcay a, and Quirino Dean of Academic Affairs (8 years), UTS, Cavite Faculty member, UTS, Cavite Part-time Professor, Graduate School of Education, PCU, Cavite Exchange Pastor, Tarzana, CA, USA, 1997 President, Methodist Youth Fellowship, Mindanao, 1959-1961; Member, Evangelistic Team, NVQIW, UMC, 1971-1978 Principal Delegate to the Philippines Central Conference, 1972- 2000.
In addition, he serves or has served as Chairman, NPAC Board of Discipleship 1974-1978; Member, Board of Trustees, Eveland College, Isabela 1981-1984; Vice Chairman, Board of Education 1984; Principal Delegate to the General Conference, 1984; Member, PCC Coordinating Council, 1984-1988; Member, Connectional Process Team, General Conference, 1996-2000; Chaplain for 5 years, Magat Lodge 68 F&AM, 1971; Chair, Board of Trustees, Quirino Province Livelihood and Development Center, Inc, 1984-88; Chair, Board of Trustees, Nueva Vizcaya Rural, Socio-Economic and Religious Life, Inc., 1985-87; Vice-Chair, Northern Luzon Ecumenical Council, 1985-87; Coordinator, South East Asia Graduate School of Theology, Philippine Area, 1990-96; Member, Philippine Theological Society, 1988-2000; Affiliate Member-Officer, PCCL University Church, Dasmarinas, Cavite, 1990-2000.
Benjamin A. Justo was elected to the episcopacy from the Northeast Philippines Annual Conference on the 7th Ballot, Dec. 16, 2000, during the 2000 PCC Session. He was assigned to serve the Baguio Episcopal Area, and served there until his retirement in 2008.