Since childhood, Elder Carlos G. Revillo Jr. desired to serve a full-time mission. But in college, he decided to postpone his mission by a year to finish a five-year chemical engineering degree and pass national board certification exams. He landed in the top five in the board exams and received several good job offers from multinational companies.
“During that time, I had to ask myself, ‘Do I really want to serve a mission? Do I really know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that the Book of Mormon is true?’” Elder Revillo said. “I had to pray and really look at what I believed.”
Later he learned that his mother was praying and fasting for him. Elder Revillo said the Spirit touched his heart.
“My testimony was fully galvanized when I served a full-time mission,” he said. “All of the blessings that I have now I attribute to that critical decision.”
Carlos Garcia Revillo Jr. was born in General Santos City, Philippines, on November 8, 1965, to Carlos G. Revillo Sr. and Amparo Revillo. He grew up in General Santos, served a full-time mission in the Philippines Bacolod Mission, and married Marites Enriquez Fernando Revillo in the Manila Philippines Temple in 1989. They have four children.
Elder Revillo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila in 1986. He has worked for 22 years in various management positions for Procter & Gamble in the Philippines, the Asia-Pacific region, and at the company’s global headquarters in the United States. He has also worked as head of quality, food safety, and regulatory affairs in Asia for the Kellogg Company.
Elder Revillo, who was the Church’s welfare and self-reliance manager in the Philippines at the time of his call, has served as a bishop, stake president, seminary teacher, high councilor, and president of the Philippines Quezon City Mission from 2013 to 2016.