John Holbrook

Career Missionary since 2011.

John and Rodelyn Holbrook grew up playing together in the mountains of the Philippines where John’s family served as AFM missionaries. Both John and Rodelyn heard God’s call to missions while still in elementary school, and both pursued educations to prepare them for this calling. After John’s graduation in the States, he returned to the Philippines to start a new AFM project among the Tawbuid. His friendship with Rodelyn was rekindled, and they eventually married.

John and Rodelyn, along with their daughter Ellen Joy, continue to plant churches among the Tawbuid on the Philippine island of Mindoro. God’s ministry through them and the native church leaders has grown to include four tribes and numerous churches. Currently, their primary focus is training and equipping native leaders and missionaries in church leadership, evangelism, healthcare, agriculture and earning a livelihood. They are also working to help native students receive higher education in order to return and help their tribes in development and evangelism.

Frontier Stories


No matter what pain, suffering, or conflict swirl around us, the Christian’s heart is calm and at peace, resting by faith in Jesus.

By: John Holbrook
December 01 2022, 3:09 pm | Comments 0

Ramon’s Lamp

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10 NKJV).

By: John Holbrook
October 01 2022, 9:38 am | Comments 0

Fruit of Our Labors

Tears well up in my eyes as I remember that night, years ago, when I came so close to giving up. The Lord would not let me leave, though, and now I have proved Him faithful who has promised, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please” (Isaiah 55:11 NKJV).

By: John Holbrook
July 01 2022, 11:38 am | Comments 0

Guardian Spirit

Isn’t it comforting to know that God’s Spirit guards all of His children, even when they cannot take care of themselves?

By: John Holbrook
April 01 2022, 3:20 pm | Comments 0

The Little Mission Truck

Yes, our poor little mission truck has served God’s work well. But we’ve come to the point where we need to replace it as it is too expensive and dangerous to keep driving it.

By: John Holbrook
January 01 2022, 2:46 pm | Comments 0

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