Eliseo Soriano as its Overall Servant. Eli would move from one town to another to conduct Bible studies, usually three towns every night. Eli calculated that his lifetime is not enough to reach Filipinos in distant regions even with his nightly town-to-town preaching, so he decided to go on air. Eli discerned that he can reach many people at a time using the broadcast media. The program became popular more than any other religious program in the country because of its live question and answer portion.
In , the program kicked off its national television appearance through Intercontinental Broadcasting Channel Over the years, it has gained loyalty from its viewers that when it later moved from station to station for some concerns, people followed it. Eli matters concerning faith and spirituality. The event, done off-camera, was a success that it paved the way for Bible Expositions in larger venues. The first local Bible Exposition was held in Roosevelt, Manila.
It was televised in the Philippine provinces through the Ang Dating Daan program. Bible Expositions then became a regular segment of the program that attracted more viewers.
Through these relay stations, the Ang Dating Daan reached the residents of the Southern Philippines which resulted in the establishment of locales in the area. The Need for Helpers With the abounding works of evangelization at hand, the members saw the need of someone who will help Bro.
Eli administer the Church. In , the Congregation elected Bro. Daniel Razon as supporting Overall Servant. Ministers-in-Charge and Officers-in-Charge, now known as Katulong ng Pangangasiwa Assistants to the Administration and Tagapangasiwang Pampook, were also chosen to oversee the members and locales in various regions of the country.
Crossing boundaries In , the Church crossed the Philippine boundaries and took advantage of the power of modern technology in mass communication. On July 13, , a live video-streamed Bible Exposition held in Singapore took its first foreign appearance. With the help of members living abroad, locales were established in many countries in Asia, Australia, and Europe.
It was broadcast in the United States and Canada through the services of Globecast, a direct-to-home provider of free-to-air television via satellite. Subsequently, locales were established in North America. The zealous effort of the Church to propagate the Gospel won the hearts of many people.
As the Church became even more popular, envy and efforts to disband the group heightened. Death threats especially for Bro.
Eli came left and right, eventually pushing him to leave the Philippines in the last quarter of Evangelization works abroad grew intensely since then. Eli continued his missionary works in other countries, Bro.
Daniel helped him to establish the locales in the United States. Later, in , Bible Expositions were conducted in the continent of Oceania bringing forth the first locale in Papua New Guinea, the Locale of Madang.
In the same year, locales were established in Ghana, West Africa as a result of a series of Bible studies in Africa. The early months of saw the Church introduced in Latin America. At first baptism, South Americans were converted making it the first locale in the continent.
MCGI Today Constant mass indoctrinations and mass baptisms list more members and locales around the globe. The Congregation is a witness to the rapid growth of non-Filipino members since the time Bro. Eli left the country, and is counting more as he stays longer abroad.
The Convention Center is double the size of a 20,seater Araneta Coliseum, the biggest indoor facility in Southeast Asia. This gives a clear view of the sheer size of the whole Congregation. The group that started from a small number of Filipino believers in Northern Philippines is now the same huge organization that caters daily free medical missions, free bus and train rides, and free college education.
MCGI also supports several centers that house the homeless, the aged, and the special individuals. History of the Church: Last edited on January 28, Services.