Ely Roque Sagansay was born in Bacolod City, Philippines. He is a graduate of International Baptist Theological College of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. Ely was once a classroom teacher. For five years, he was a radio host of the program Gideon 300 at DWGO AM Radio based in Olongapo City, Philippines. Ely also started the radio program “Love is the Reason” used to air on Light House Radio 106.3 FM.
Ely was a professor and an administrator of the International Baptist Theological College extension school in Subic, Zambales, Philippines. Still in the 90s, he served as the director of music at the Greater Detroit Baptist Association of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). A decade ago, he pioneered International Community Christian Church in Trenton, Michigan- (SBC). Ely has been a pastor for four decades, and as an Ordained Minister, he is very active in Missions.
Ely’s life story was featured on Philippine Television at 700 Club Asia, on GMA 7. It is available on YouTube at 700 Club Asia with the running title “Walwal”: The Ely Sagansay Story.
Ely is the author of “Christmas Every Day,” “Mi Daily Devotion” (First and Second Edition), “Thanksgiving EveryDay” and “Boklit”- with Westbow Press. Ely used to be a guest writer on the Opinion Page for News Herald- Downriver, Michigan.
Based in Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA, Ely is married to Vemerlyn Dumala-Sagansay, now blessed by the Lord with four (4) children, namely: Eliezer, Ely Jr., Eliel Lyn, and Elmer John. All of them are God-fearing children who love the Lord. Ely and his wife Vemerlyn are proud of their 5 precious grandchildren namely: Jaiden, Abby, Isla, Gabe, and Cameron.