Hello everyone! My name is Fred Virtucio, originally from Cebu City, Philippines. In 1984, our family migrated to Norfolk, Virginia and eventually settled in Virginia Beach. I had the privilege and honor to serve in the U.S. Navy, mostly in the submarine squadron community. Since my last duty station, I decided to settle in the area, and Virginia Beach has been our home for the previous thirty-four years.
Married to my lovely wife Margie, who is a nurse by profession, but my co-laborer by God’s Great Commission. I am proud to mention that we are celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary this June 2019. We have four amazing children: Franchesca, 22, senior at George Mason University pursuing a double major in IT and cybersecurity field; Angelica, 19, freshman at Virginia Tech pursuing a pre-med track; Isabella, 18, graduating as the senior high class president; and our only son, Frederick Jr., who is 15 years old, currently a freshman at Tallwood High.
In 2017, I earned an M.A. in practical theology with an emphasis in market place ministry from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 1996, I received an M.S. in hospital administration with a minor in long-term care management and in 1994, B.S. in health care management, both from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.
Currently operates and co-manage a family-owned assisted living facility in Virginia Beach for the last twenty years.
I am passionate about global mission's work, especially church building and church planting. Currently pioneering (with local business leaders) a non-profit organization called International Community Leadership Initiatives Philippines (iCLIP). The group primarily works alongside International Cooperating Ministries (ICM), church building and Bible training projects, mainly in the Philippines. The goal is to help facilitate fifty-two (52) church buildings in seven years. Since the 2018 inception, three churches have been built, three churches that will be dedicated this April of 2019 and five more by the end of the year.
I enjoy playing guitar, traveling, and watching the Washington Redskins football. (Miracles can still happen).
I have been part of the Assemblies of God fellowship for over twenty-eight years but never in an executive capacity. About eight years ago, our families were part of a new church plant in Virginia Beach through the leadership of Pastors Buddy and Teresita Casaul. To the Casaul’s prayer, godly counsel, and family support, our family took the next step of faith to lead Freedom Church in January of 2018.
I am humbled and honored to be considered part of the National Fil-Am Fellowship AG men’s ministry team and to serve in this great tradition of leadership. I am here to serve and will always be learning along the way.
I look forward to the journey ahead.
Blessings to all!