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Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide, Philippines
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Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide, popularly known as Jesus is Lord Church (JIL), is one of the most visible Christian groups in the Philippines. JIL claims to have a constituency of more than four million both at home and in fifty-five other countries, including large branches in Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Italy as well as North America and Australia. JIL-founder, Eduardo “Bro. Eddie” Cruz Villanueva, a member of the House of Representative since 2019, is arguably among the country’s five most influential spiritual leaders.

As owner of a broadcasting network (Zoe TV) and a rec…

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Maltese, Giovanni, “Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide, Philippines”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_044882>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204



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