Romy and Kaye served as national missionaries for 15 years in the Philippines before coming to America. With hearts for world missions, they started by planting Fil-Am Community Church in Northern Virginia in 1996. After nurturing Fil-Am Church for 12 years, they accepted the call for global missions through Advancing Native Missions (ANM) as Co-Directors for Southeast Asian countries starting January of 2010. The Capulis have come full circle in their missionary journey. Their new ministry will be to advocate for and equip thousands of native and indigenous missionaries to the unreached people of the world particularly the 11 countries of Southeast Asian region.
Romy grew up very religious but always wondered what the true meaning of life was. He attended a Billy Graham Crusade in 1977 and heard the Gospel for the first time. He gave his life to the Lord that day not realizing the impact it would have in his life. Romy started to attend a Bible-believing church led by a national missionary and started growing in his spiritual life. He took evening Bible classes while finishing his Engineering degree. After working as an engineer for a year, God used Matthew 28:18-20 to call him to full time ministry. Against all odds, He surrendered to His will. In 1986, he was ordained as a minister in Decatur, Georgia. Romy always had a burning desire for world missions but never understood how and where, until now. All throughout his spiritual journey he learned to follow Him one step at a time!
Kaye grew up in a Christian home where her dad surrendered to be a pastor in the Philippines months after she was born. Every time the church door opened, she was there. She accepted the Lord as her Savior when she was 9 years old. She loved the Lord and wanted to serve Him but never in a “full time” basis. Kaye had a blueprint perfectly drawn out for her life, and she was ready to go to a good university until she attended a youth camp. The theme was Romans 12:1-2. The Lord spoke to her heart and she gave up all her plans and accepted His plans for her. After finishing her Religious Education degree God gave her the opportunity to study at Tennessee Temple University finishing Bachelors of Arts in Sacred Music. Whenever she looks back, she sees the Lord’s hand orchestrating her life as she surrenders to His leading. He surely does order His children’s steps.
Kaye and Romy served hand in hand in the ministry since they were single and then were married in 1988. After praying to have a child for six years, God granted their heart’s desire and gave them Ryan Kevin, their only son. Ryan was born with a congenital heart defect and had to have an open heart surgery at the age of two but went home to be with the Lord several days after. It broke their hearts. But Ryan’s short-lived life was used by God to pursue their love for missions by planting a church reaching the Filipino Americans in Northern Virginia and Metro DC. Ryan has become an inspiration to them in giving their lives more fully to His call because life is, indeed, very short! Their precious son would have rejoiced seeing them embark into deeper waters – world missions!