LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Genovevo “Geno” Lubaton, a church planter, pastor, and mentor to many people, died July 22.

Geno was the founder and pastor of Faith Calvary Baptist Church (initially called Faith Fundamental Baptist Church) in Los Angeles. That church is now pastored by his grandson Jonathan Sibayan.

Geno was also a professor and interim president of Baptist Bible Seminary in the Philippines and was a board member of the JIR Foundation, a nonprofit organization that financially supports full-time pastors and missionaries.