ECBA is supervised and governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of Bishop Commission Members, the Executive Secretary, and the Regional Directors. It communicates with the Catholic Bible Federation (CBF) and the Office of Evangelization of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conference (FABC) and maintain relations with the Philippine Bible Society (PBS), the Summer Institute of Linguistic (SIL) and other interconfessional entities involved in Biblical Apostolate.
ECBA is a Full Member of the Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF) which is "a Catholic world fellowship, of administratively distinct international local organizations committed to biblical-pastoral ministry". The federation is a public association of Christ's faithful. It relates to the Holy See through the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. It's office is situated in Stuttgart, Germany registered as number 3054 in the Register of Associations.
ECBA is run by an Executive Board composed of the Bishop Chairman, Commission Members, Executive Secretary, Office Administrator, Digital Content Editor, NCR Bible Director, and Consultors elected by the Executive Committee.
MOST REV. SOFRONIO A. BANCUD, SSS D.D.
Bishop of the Diocese of Cabanatuan
MOST REV. VICTOR OCAMPO, D.D.
Bishop of the Diocese of Gumaca
MOST REV. BERNARDINO CORTEZ, D.D.
MOST REV. RENATO MAYUGBA, D.D.
MOST REV. ROLANDO J. TRIA TIRONA, OCD, D.D.
Archdiocese of Caceres
Dr. Natividad Pagadut
ECBA Executive Secretary
Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio David, D.D.
Fr. Cielito Almazan, OFM
Fr. Gil A. Alinsangan, SSP
Fr. Marc Jacobson
Dr. Nora Lucero
The Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) is a pastoral commission of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) whose area of competence and service is the biblical-pastoral ministry in its five-fold ministries of:
Animating Biblical-Pastoral Formation (ABPF),
Organizing Bible Celebration (OBC),
Promoting Bible Translation (PBT),
Assisting Bible Production (ABP),
Coordinating Bible Distribution (CBD).
A Community of Disciples
nourished by the Word of God,
Witnessing to the Gospel,
and Striving to be a Church
that is poor and for the poor,
with Mary, Mother of the Word, as model.
We commit ourselves to a renewed evangelization through the
implementation of Vatican II’s Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum)
and the Plenary Council of the Philippines’ (PCP II) vision of a Church of
the Poor in our reading, studying,
praying, living, sharing and celebrating the Word of God in response to Verbum Domini's call to “animate every
pastoral activity in the Church with the Word of God”. (VD 73) .