TLW Staff

The Mission of True Love Waits is:
To Connect Filipino Youth with God and His Plan for Absolute Purity.

The assault on the family by the world we live in and problems associated with HIV/AIDS, Abortion, Pre-marital Sex, Homosexuality, Trafficking, Masturbation and Pornography and are all rooted in lust which is sin. The long list of social injustices and problems in this world are only symptoms of the larger problem of sin in sinful men. The remedy is Jesus Christ.


The True Love Waits Team is hoping to add new member to the staff in four key areas. Our office is located in Ortigas and we are regularly training volunteers in our office as well as speaking to students in schools and churches in NCR as well as provinces across the Philippines. Beginning August 2016 we are looking for people to fill the following paid roles:
  • Media Team Leader: Develop a volunteer team dedicated to working on media related projects that will connect Filipino youth to God and His plan for absolute purity. This team will write articles for print media, organize content for radio interviews, develop scripts for TV shows, and create necessary short film clips to tell the story of what True Love Waits is all about.
  • Volunteer Team Leader: Strengthen relationships with trained TLW volunteers to achieve the goal To Connect Filipino Youth with God and His Plan for Absolute Purity. Responsible for recruiting teams of volunteers and understanding the interests, skills and individual strengths of each volunteer. In addition, team leaders are responsible for delegating tasks to volunteers on the day of each event and continually assessing assignments and project timeline throughout those events. This role will work closely with the Training Team Leader, Publications Team Leader, Media Team Leader and Technology Team Leader. 
  • Publications Team Leader: Direct the overall strategy for all written resources to accomplish the mission to connect Filipino youth to God and His plan for absolute purity. A publications team leader will also lead other volunteer writers to produce regular writing projects for TLWPH.

We will be posting more details soon with the responsibilities of these positions. If you are interested and would like to know more today, contact Sugar Pechardo at

We believe that only through Jesus Christ, can a person truly have a pure and victorious life. We all-including the True Love Waits team-struggle in issues concerning purity but the key thing that we need to know is that we can only be made pure by God through Jesus' death on the cross.

Purity is a lifelong journey with Christ and we desire you to join us in this.

Meet and know the faces behind the National Office for True Love Waits in Manila.

Derek Ross is the National Director for TLW Philippines. He is an American from Texas but he calls himself Fil-Pinoy a.k.a. Feeling Pinoy! His burden is to connect Filipino youth to God's plan for absolute purity. Today's teens and young pro's are faced with many temptations and challenges including natural feelings for physical intimacy, impure thoughts, broken heartedness, teen pregnancy and HIV. Derek is grateful and happily married to Amanda with five fantastic kids namely Sunday, Honor, Cannon, Ada and Eli. He has been living in the Philippines with his family for twelve years.

Kat Javier is the training team leader of True Love Waits Philippines. She is in charge in developing a strategy utilizing the TLW materials and speaker resources to multiply the movement in all regions of the Philippines. She enjoys traveling and coffee shop hopping in her leisure time. She is also passionate in teaching, public speaking, making disciples and encouraging young people that being single is a blessing..

Oda Zapanta serves as the team's Technical Coordinator. He is in charge with all designs, graphics, videos and powerpoints. He is a simple guy with a great desire to impact the Filipino youth. He is quiet but when he speaks, it's with profound wisdom.

Sugar Pechardo is the Operations Team Leader and Social Media Head of True Love Waits PH. She's been joyfully serving the Lord through the TLW ministry for two years now. Passionate in organizing and teaching, Sugar enjoys connecting to the youth and TLW volunteers, making disciples as she fulfills her roles. In her spare time, you can find her checking the latest in food and arts and crafts, and exploring new places. Sugar carries a unique and sweet-sounding nickname-- along with her two older sisters, Chikko and Koko, given by their mom.


Thanks for coming here. The staff at True Love Waits realize the courage it took for you to get this far. Is the sin in your life a burden for you? Actually, that's good news. If the mistakes that you are making cause you a heaviness, then be glad because Jesus says to you "Rest in me". We've placed this tab here because year after year, people have emailed us with the subject line "I NEED HELP". You are not alone. Our staff are dedicated to pray for you and listen to the things in your life that have burdened you. We provide for those who find themselves struggling with the effects of sin a safe place to walk honestly in loving community and receive God's truth in addressing life's difficulties.

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