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Dr. Florence Roque

Dr. Florence Cabalteja Roque was born in a small, rural town and raised in a metropolitan city of the Philippine islands. Today, living and practicing in Deming reminds her of similar simple rural living, while appreciating the modern conveniences of surrounding cities– Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX. Dr. Roque and her husband Joel are actively involved locally through the activities of their church, and internationally through their charity arm, JoFlo Outreach International (JOI) Foundation.

 

After high school, Dr. Roque attended and completed her bachelor’s degree at Johnson University (previously Johnson Bible College), in Knoxville, TN, with a major in Bible and Youth Ministry. While serving as a youth director for 6 years, at an inner-city church in Chicago, she met her lifetime love and now business partner, Joel Roque, who was also working with the youth and young adults at his church. During that time, it became clear to the couple that there was a great need for wholistic intervention among children and youth in the community. Hence, she continued and graduated with another bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Maternal-Child Nursing.

 

and finally with a doctorate’s degree in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care, with Genetics as a subspecialty, at Rush University (Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center) in the windy city, Chicago. IL. She has been nationally board-certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board since 2008, and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

After 9 years of working in the inner-cities of Chicago, the Roques relocated for the warmer climate of Phoenix, where they stayed for 5 years. Today, with over 20 years professional experience in pediatric primary care, asthma, allergy, and congenital disorders, Dr. Roque offers extensive knowledge in prevention of acute illnesses and treatment of pediatric disorders. Her multi-cultural background enriches her expertise in communicating with children and parents from all walks of life the importance of health promotion. Dr. Roque’s wholistic approach is evident throughout the services that the clinic provides, such as well child checks, allergy testing, spirometry, referrals to pediatric specialists and collaborating with community resources.

 

The Roques have two adorable toy poodles, Gideon and Angel, who are therapy dogs mostly available for the post-immunization patients in the afternoon clinics. The family loves to go on hikes whenever time and weather permit. They are working to adopt a child from China soon, in hopes of experiencing first-hand, along with their clients’ families, the joys and challenges of parenting!

 

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Joel Roque

Joel Rene Roque was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a family of 5. His family was in Albuquerque where his father was pastoring a church plant in the Old Town area. At age 3 years, his parents who were born in Puerto Rico and were raised in New York, moved their family to northwest Indiana / Chicagoland area. Joel lived most of his life in the Midwest of the United States, where he enjoyed playing baseball as a shortstop / second baseman and playing the trumpet / percussion. However, his carefree high school days were cut short when at age 16 he was diagnosed with and received treatment for Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) at the University of Chicago Hospitals that damaged his kidneys.

 

After barely completing high school due to this illness, Joel completed his training in electronic engineering technology with honors at Control Data Institute in Chicago, IL. After gaining 6 months of experience in maintaining office equipment with Canon/ Ambassador Equipment, Joel then got multiple certifications including international certification in Biomedical Equipment Technician. His experience included working as a clinical engineer at South Chicago Hospital, Bethany Hospital, Christ Hospital (Advocate Health Systems), John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, IL and at Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago. Paradoxically, Joel ended up working for the same hospital where he was a patient. He worked at the University of Chicago Hospitals Clinical Engineering department managing, maintaining, and consulting for JCAHO surveys for the neonatal intensive care unit biomedical equipment for 10 years.

 

In 2005, when his wife was offered a position at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, the couple happily relocated for the warmer climate. While waiting for his kidney transplant, Joel volunteered as a reading tutor for children in the metro Phoenix area. After recuperating from his kidney transplant in 2006, Joel went back to full time work at the Banner Health Systems Clinical Engineering department (Good Samaritan, Thunderbird, Estella and Desert Hospitals). Joel has come full circle when his wife, Dr. Roque, who was offered a position to live in Deming, New Mexico in 2010. Supporting his wife with this move from the big city to rural town living, Joel took a job at the Tethered Aerostat Radar Surveillance Site south of Deming fifteen miles from the Mexico border. He was an Electronic Technician II and worked there for 3 years.

 

Today, living and managing Southwest Pediatric Care, LLC, as well as actively participating at their church, Joel’s dreams of low cost living, no traffic, and little to no snow have been fulfilled. The couple attributes their success to God, to their friends at church, and to their entire staff.

 

Joel loves traveling with Dr. Roque and their poodles, Gideon and Angel. You’ll usually find Gideon and Angel at the clinic bringing joy and comfort to our precious patients.

 

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Einstein and Lorelie Cabalteja

President – Einstein Cabalteja

Treasurer – Lorelie Cabalteja

 

Pastor Flor- Einstein V. Cabalteja (his friends call him Pastor Eins or Kuya Eins) was born in Manila, Philippines, July 12, 1969 from a Christian family. His father, the late Florentino Pascua Cabalteja (Pastor Cabalteja) was a pastor and evangelist of the Churches of Christ (Christian Churches) in the Philippines since late 50’s through 1991 and continued his ministry in Chicago, Illinois from 1991 until the Lord took him Home in 2006. Both Pastor Cabalteja his wife Frances Valentin-Cabalteja raised their seven children in the “way they should go” (Proverbs 22:6).

 

Pastor Eins (the 5th child of Pastor Cabalteja), who accepted Christ at a young age of 5 years, started in the Lord’s ministry at age 15 years, as a volunteer to teach a subject called “Values Education” in Far Eastern University (a big secular private university in Manila), in 1984 to 1985. There were 5 sections, 30-40 first year high school students per section once a week for 2 quarters of the same school year. He did the same in Pangarap High School (a public school) in 1990-1992. From all levels, he had more or less 600 students. A handful of those students have become leaders and workers in churches today, in the Philippines and other countries.

 

In 1982, Pastor Eins, assisted Pastor Cabalteja in youth revival rallies and evangelistic activities in Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines. These activities were instrumental in growing youth groups and churches both in the spirit and in number, within a span of 3 years. With Pastor Cabalteja as the lead pastor, the evangelistic team reached out to people in Banal St. and in Pangarap Village, both in Caloocan City.

 

In 1985, Pastor Eins became the Children’s Ministry Deparrtment Head and Youth Pastor of the Church of Christ in Pangarap Village. The youth in that area became active in evangelism, resulted in the birth of 5 small cell groups; 3 cell became 3 independent churches.

 

In 1986, Pastor Eins organized the campus ministry in Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Santa Mesa, Manila. He reached out to all Christians in the university, distributed fliers, posted bills and visited local churches to inform them of the call to evangelize even on campus. As part of the Campus Ministry, he exhorted youth leaders from different churches to participate in campus ministry. He was the 1st president of The Christian Youth Fellowship – PUP Chapter, which became the home inside the university for Christians and non-Christians alike and an “anchor” of communication for all local churches in Metro Manila. Many students were came to Christ through that ministry and have become leaders of churches today.

 

In 1987, Pastor Cabalteja founded Gospel Outreach along with its musical arm, Gospel Tones – a contemporary musical christian band of 5 core members whose primary purpose was to evangelize and proclaim the good news of the Gospel through music. Pastor Eins became a member then as composer, arranger and musical scorer for the Gospel Tones. The team preached the Word and reached out to unbelievers and encouraged believers, in the Philippines and abroad, without royalty fees either by their local church or from hosting churches or organizations. The Gospel Tones simply did so for the love of music and their desire to please God. In August 2000, Gospel Tones was invited to perform and lead the praise and worship service at the World Convention of the Churches of Christ, Christian Churches, and Disciples of Christ Churches held in Brisbane, Australia. Yet, despite their gaining popularity, the Gospel Outreach and the Gospel Tones focused on their primary goal, which was to preach the gospel to those who many not have heard of it otherwise, simply by scarcity of resources, or their socioeconomic status. The Gospel Tones toured every summer to conduct musical evangelistic crusades, film showings and house-to-house evangelisms.

 

Pastor Eins then became the Senior Pastor of the Church of Christ in Pangarap Village in 1990, when his father was called by God to minister in Morgan Park Christian Church in Chicago, Illinois. Pastor Eins led the church building project in expanding the building itself 3 times its size, due to the growing number of Christian adult and children worshippers, averaging 50 adults and 60 children and youth weekly.

 

Pastor Eins married his wife Lorelie Cabalteja in 1992 and had three children, Reggae, Jazz and Tim. The whole family was actively involved in the local church children’s ministry, evangelism, music and worship ministries. His family was his biggest support in all his church indoor and outdoor activities.

 

It was 2006 when Pastor Eins came to Los Angeles, California. He then came to know Filipino Christian Church, in Filipino Historic Town, downtown Los Angeles. He volunteered and started the Food Distribution Ministry and registered the church with the Los Angeles Food Bank. He coordinated the Food Distribution Ministry which is part of the evangelistic drive of the church. The beneficiaries of this Ministry were and continue to be the homeless, poor families living around the church, and low income brethren who are attending the church. Many individuals and families who were not members of this church became actively involved in church- related community activities. After 2 years, Pastor Eins became the Associate/Assistant Pastor and Praise and Worship Team Director of this church. He led the Church’s Praise and Worship Team to enhance their skills and talents in Music by exposing them to worship symposium, lectures, workshops and concerts. As an assistant Pastor, he preached not less than once a month in Sunday Worship Services.

 

In September 2009, he accepted the call to be the Head Pastor of The Filipino Christian Church. With the help of the elders and members of the church he continued in serving the Lord through preaching, encouraging, reviving, and uplifting the church through various church activities such as prayer meetings, small group Bible studies, outdoor fellowships and evangelisms.

 

In July of 2014, the Lord called him to be the Youth and Assistant Pastor of San Jose Church of Christ (SJCC), in San Jose, Northern California, under the leadership of Pastor Arnel Alon.

 

When his contract with SJCC ended in June of 2017, he organized JoFlo Outreach International (JOI) Foundation. Together with his wife, Lorelie, his sister Florence and her husband Joel Roque, they all committed themselves to support the Lord’s ministry local and abroad through this foundation.

 

Currently, after over three decades of serving the Lord, Pastor Eins spends time in visiting churches in the Philippines at least once a year, reaching out to those who work in the “God’s vineyard”. His mission is to support more ministers, preachers, evangelists, church leaders who are in need.

 

Here in the US, he encourages everyone through this website and through this JOI Foundation’s Facebook Page (JoFlo Outreach Internation Foundation), to help and support the Lord’s work. As It is God’s desire, it is Pastor Eins’ desire to seek and save those who are lost (Luke 15).

 

 

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