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Villanueva, Eddie
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Eduardo “Eddie” Cruz Villanueva was born on October 6, 1946 in Bocaue, Bulacan, the Philippines. His parents were Joaquin Villanueva and Maria Cruz. He is married to Adoracion Jose Villanueva. They have four children: Eduardo, Joni, Joel, and Jovi.

Villanueva graduated from the Philippine College of Commerce (now Polytechnic University of the Philippines) with a Bachelor’s degree in commerce. He describes himself as a former “communist-atheist,” “radical activist,” and “street parliamentarian” and now “one of the most powerful preachers of God’s Word in the world today.” He was con…

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King, Johnny, “Villanueva, Eddie”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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