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Catan, Moses Jarvis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biblical Theology

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Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University


  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • The Gospel of John as a Template for Evangelization
  • The Parables of Jesus: Shock, Awe, and the Viral Nature of Storytelling

Professional Activities

  • Faculty, Loyola School of Theology
  • Faculty, Maryhill School of Theology (Courses: Introduction to the Sacred Scriptures; Strategic Evangelization: Theoretical, Biblical, and Practical Approaches; Synoptic Gospels and Acts; Pentateuch; Pauline Literature)
  • Faculty, St Vincent School of Theology (Courses: The Bible in the Christian Community; The Word of God in the Liturgy)
  • Director for Corporate Renewal & Integral Evangelization, MAPECON Phils., Inc. (Pest Control, Renewable Energy, Water Purification)
  • President, Living Saints Tutorial Center
  • President, Little Saints Progressive Learning Center

Personal Involvements

  • Happily married to Maria Inez Nakar Catan
  • Father of three flourishing adult sons: Noah, Michael, and Raphael
  • Hobbies: playing the alto/tenor saxophone, table tennis, physical fitness, and reading


Areas of Interest

  • Evangelization (Creative, Geographic, Demographic, Digital)
  • The Symphonic Approach to Biblical Studies
  • Charismatic Renewal

Ministry Involvements

  • Member, Council of Elders, Elim Communities
  • Director, Elim Missions.(Tasked with setting up Catholic communities in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Canada, and the United States, and with the growth and formation of 170 Elim Communities in these countries)
  • Director, Elim Couples (Tasked with the healing, formation, and upgrade of marriages)
  • Director, Elim Discipleship Institute (Tasked with the formation and training of all Elim Missions servants and volunteers; tasked with formulating course modules in leadership, servanthood, discipleship, teacher-of-the-Word, and evangelization)


  • PhD Theology, Major in Biblical Theology, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University
  • MA Theology, Major in Biblical Studies, St Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University; Meritissimus
  • BS Electronics and Communications Engineering, De La Salle University

Research and Publications

  • The Fourth Gospel: A Template for Evangelization, Dissertation, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School, 2019
  • “The Semantic Metamorphosis of ‘Evangelization’: Formulating a Definition of Evangelization Based on Action, Content, and Result.” Landas: Journal of Loyola School of Theology 33, no. 2 (2019), 127-152.
  • John the Charismatic: Grounding the Charismatic Renewal in the Fourth Gospel, Master Thesis, St. Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University Graduate School, 2013
  • Impact Your World, Springs Publishing, 2014
  • Managers, Leaders, Servants (co-author),Springs Publishing, 2007
  • Call Me Happy, Springs Publishing, 2006
  • Turnaround Principles, Springs Publishing, 2005
  • Real Power for Real People, Springs Publishing, 2003
  • Living Water, Catholic Daily Devotional (co-writer), annual publication, Springs Publishing, 2003-present
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