Philip and Bacilia Beisswenger

Philip and Bacilia Beisswenger work with the National Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Guatemala (IENPG). Together they facilitate partnerships between US and IENPG churches, coordinating visits and mission projects. They also have planted a new Presbyterian church in Cobán, where they live. Philip coordinates development of Cobán’s Presbyterian Complex, a project that combines K-12 education, indigenous theological training, evangelism and social outreach. Bacilia helps host visiting groups in Cobán and directs Christian education programs for the church. They have three children—Matthew, Manuel and Estefana. An older son, Daniel, lives in Omaha with his wife and two daughters.

Philip grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. During his student years, Philip spent two years in Central America. He graduated with highest honors from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and earned an M.Div. at Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1987. Since then he has served as pastor in a wide variety of settings—rural, small town, overseas, a homeless agency, and urban, multi-cultural churches. Philip is a minister in the PC(USA).

Bacilia is originally from Guatemala’s neighbor, Honduras. Her background is in accounting and computer technology, and currently she is pursuing a nursing degree. She met Philip while he worked in La Ceiba, Honduras for four years as a missionary. She is a deaconess at their congregation in Cobán.


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