Cathedral of Praise

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Cathedral of Praise
formerly Manila Bethel Temple, Inc.
Location Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Country  Philippines
Denomination Pentecostal
Website Cathedral of Praise
Founded 1954
Senior pastor(s) Dr. David E. Sumrall
Cathedral of Praise - Batangas
Location Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Country  Philippines
Denomination Pentecostal
Website Cathedral of Praise - Batangas Facebook Page
Cathedral of Praise - Bataan
Location Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Country  Philippines
Denomination Pentecostal
Website Cathedral of Praise - Bataan Facebook Page Cathedral of Praise - Bataan
Cathedral of Praise - Dagupan
Location Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Country  Philippines
Denomination Pentecostal
Website Cathedral of Praise - Dagupan Facebook Page
Cathedral of Praise - Davao
Location Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Country  Philippines
Denomination Pentecostal
Website Cathedral of Praise - Davao Facebook Page

Cathedral of Praise (formerly Manila Bethel Temple) is a Pentecostal Christian Church located in Manila, Philippines.[1][2] The Cathedral of Praise is undershepherded by Pastors David and Beverley Sumrall. The Cathedral of Praise operates a Main Campus on Taft Avenue, an East Campus in Pioneer Centre and a South Campus at the Versailles Place.[3]

Cathedral of Praise side facade


The Cathedral of Praise, formerly Manila Bethel Temple, was founded in 1954 by Dr. Lester Sumrall.[4][5] Under the leadership of Sumrall's son, Ref. David Sumrall and his wife Bev, who move to Manila in 1989, the Church had grown to a membership of 15,000, with a large staff including 90 full-time, paid, evangelists engaged in attracting others in the predominately Roman Catholic Philippines to evangelical Christianity.[6]

Cathedral of Praise is currently expanding. In their website, they mentioned their plan to plant 200 churches in 20 years.

After nearly three decades of building and finishing the construction costs of the 8,000-seat fully air-conditioned state-of-the-art auditorium, the COP complex and congregational facilities continue to expand not only in the main campus but also in key areas of the metro. Each campus provides a spacious, comfortable and technically well-equipped sanctuary to house regular worship services and special ministry events. Aside from the Manila Campus, the COP East Campus over at the Pioneer Centre in Mandaluyong and the South Campus located at the Versailles Place in Las Piñas, serve members residing in those areas. In the works are the plans to build for the South Campus its own facilities and a third satellite campus in the North Quezon City area. Meanwhile, over-all maintenance and specific upgrades of portions of the Main Campus are also underway.[7]

Cathedral of Praise have aired in different TV Networks. Cathedral of Praise with David Sumrall started airing at ABS-CBN from year 1986 to 1989. Then it was moved at GMA 7 year 1995 and ended airing at year 2000. Followed by airing at RPN/ Solar TV the same year to present.

On January 29, 2017, Cathedral of Praise formally launched its own radio station, COP Bible Radio, DZBR 531 kHz on the AM band, originating from the Angel One tower in Tanauan, Batangas, and at the same time, they upgraded the transmitter power to 10,000 watts. DZBR broadcasts gospel-related programs from 5:00 am to 12:00 mn daily on traditional AM radio and 24/7 via internet streaming. The station can be heard in the whole Batangas, and some parts of Calabarzon and Metro Manila. On February 23, DZBR started its test broadcast. The station is owned and managed by Allied Broadcasting Center. DZBR was once known as Radyo Balisong, managed by the Kumintang Broadcasting System.


East Campus[edit]

The East campus is previously at Shang-rila Mall and is relocates as a newly opened campus of COP last July 2014. It is located at Pioneer St., PC Supermarket 3rd floor. It is accessible by riding the Metro Railways Transport (MRT).

Manila Campus[edit]

The Manila Campus is located in 350 Taft Avenue, Manila. This is currently the main campus of COP which includes Kid's Tower, Serenity Columbarium, the Bible/Music College. Connect Central, Cry Room, Medical Clinic, Bookstore, AVR, the COP cafe, Prayer Rooms, and the COP offices.[8]

South Campus[edit]

This is located in Bellevue Hotel, Alabang in 2007. In November 2010, they announced a transfer to the Festival Mall, but the transfer was cancelled. Last April 15, 2012 they announced transfer to the West Service Road in Muntinlupa. On April 5, 2015 they transferred in Versailles-Daang Hari Road to their newly constructed building.

Cavite Training Center[edit]

The Cavite Training Center is usually used by the Cathedral of Praise in holding levels seminars.

Branch Churches[edit]

The Cathedral of Praise has four branch churches nationwide; COP Bataan, COP Batangas, COP Davao and COP Cebu.

COP Batangas[edit]

COP Bataan[edit]

COP Bataan is located in Quirino St., Balanga City, Bataan, Philippines, 2100.[9]

COP Cebu[edit]

COP Cebu holds office at the Cebu Office: 2nd Level, The QC Pavilion, Gorordo Avenue, Camputhaw, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines. Launched on April 1, 2013 and holds services every Sunday at 9AM at the Emerald Ballroom of the Harolds Hotel Cebu.[10]

COP Davao[edit]

The COP Davao branch was opened Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012. Pastors Ryan and Diane Millanar are the Branch Pastors sent from Cathedral of Praise, Manila. They meet every Sunday at 10:00am at the Marco Polo Ballroom, Davao City.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Church eats 'Goliath cake' after paying off giant debt". ABS-CBN News. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Brouwer, Steve; Paul Gifford; Susan D. Rose (1996). Exporting the American gospel: global Christian fundamentalism. Routledge. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-415-91712-4. 
  3. ^ "Info". Cathedral of Praise - Facebook. 
  4. ^ Hurston, Karen. Growing the World's Largest Church. Chrism. p. 223. ISBN 9780882433295. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  5. ^ Billman, Frank. The Supernatural Thread in Methodism: Signs and Wonders Among Methodists Then and Now. Charisma Media. p. 84. ISBN 9781621364078. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  6. ^ Johnson, Bryan (11 May 1989). "Rise of Filipino fundamentalism triggers new religious tug-of- war". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Church Planting". Cathedral of Praise. 
  8. ^ "About our Campuses". Cathedral of Praise. 
  9. ^ "Info - Facebook". Cathedral of Praise. 
  10. ^ "Info - Facebook". Cathedral of Praise. 
  11. ^ "Info - Facebook". Cathedral of Praise. 

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