Welcome to Schools of Mission

SEATS Grad 2019

SEATS is the South East Asian Theological Schools, Inc. (formerly College of the Shepherds), a pastoral-training school established in 1986 for the purpose of preparing church leaders for effective ministry in the Philippines. It works primarily with churches affiliated with the Baptist Conference of the Philippines, International, but is open to all churches in need of training.

Schools of Mission are the primary way SEATS conducts its church-equipping ministry. SOMs are held in partnership with local churches in various parts of South East Asia.

SEATS currently has campuses in Ortigas, Pasig City, in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, in Burias, Masbate, and in Thailand.

During near-worldwide community quarantine and/or lockdown, SEATS will continue providing needed training online via Zoom!


SEATS Zoom Classes Schedule 2020

SEATS has been conducting classes on Zoom since May 2020. Here is the latest schedule (subject to change).

SEATS Zoom Class DMin 303 Missional Ecclesiology: Frameworks for Functional Churches in Society.

Get ready for our next SEATS Zoom class!

DMin 303 Missional Ecclesiology: Frameworks for Functional Churches in Society. Theme: “Church Scattered: Helping Develop Functional Churches for a New Normal”

Professor: Michael Fast, Ph.D.
Dates: August 3, 5, 7, & 17, 19, 21

This class is for the combined SEATS MMin & DMin Students.


New SEATS Zoom Class -- Pastoring in Times of Crisis

South East Asian Theological Schools, Inc. will be conducting a pre-DMin Zoom class entitled "Pastoring in Times of Crisis." Michael J. Fast, Ph.D. is the professor.

Jonathan de Vera Exiomo

Earned degrees
Bachelor of Ministerial Studies, Ebenezer Bible College, 1978.
Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages and Literature, 1985 Asian Theological Seminary.
Master of Theology in New Testament, 1988 Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Il., USA.
MA in Religious Studies, Maryhill School of Theology (course done except thesis, 1999).
Doctor of Theology in Philosophy of Religion with concentration on Philosophical Hermeneutics (2002), Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary, Baguio City.

Gregotimo Azares

Rev. Gregotimo M. Azares responsible for the SEATS Master of Ministry/Grad Diploma in Ministry Program.


B.Sc. -Management, Osmena Colleges, Masbate

M.A. in Transformational Urban Leadership, Asian Theological Seminary, Quezon City

M.Min. in Missional Ecclesiology, SEATS, Pasig City