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Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide
Denomination Protestant
Churchmanship Evangelical
Membership 4 million[1]
Former name(s) Jesus Is Lord Fellowship
Founded 1978
Founder(s) Eddie Villanueva

Joey Crisostomo

Bobot Bernardo
JIL Church logo.jpg

Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW), commonly known as Jesus Is Lord Church and abbreviated as JIL. It was founded and headed by Eddie Villanueva, a former activist and professor, who started JIL with his 15 college students who were members of his bible study group at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 1978. At present, JIL has grown to over 4 million members and has planted churches all over the Philippines and in 55 other countries.[1] Its main office is located at Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines.


JIL runs many different ministries in addition to weekend services and events. JIL runs a small group structure named "life groups".

Life Group Network

The Life Group Network (LGN) is the ministry of JIL that reaches out to people of all walks of life. It is composed of five networks, the Men, Women, Young Adult Ministry, Youth and the Children's Network.[2]


Its youth ministry is known as the Kristiyanong Kabataan para sa Bayan – Christian Youth for the Nations Movement (abbreviated as KKB-CYN) and is composed of the age group of 13 to 22. It is active in campus evangelism, dedicated to reach out the people inside of schools and campuses. It is headed by Senator Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva, the #2 Senator last May 2016 election.

Church Development Network

The Church Development Network (CDN) is one of the dual ministry matrix arms of JIL. It provide various services ranging from ecclesiastical to technical for the overall empowerment of the local JIL churches through skill-building ministries that hone the talents of its members.[3]

Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation

The Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation (formerly the Jesus Is Lord Christian School) is a private school located in Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines. It was founded by the Spiritual Director of JIL, Bishop Bro. Eddie Villanueva in 1983 at a time when Christian students and those born to Christian parents were experiencing incensed religious persecution in the schools they were attending. It has 25 branches throughout the country.


  1. ^ a b Paterno Esmaquel II (October 26, 2013). "JIL's Bro Eddie calls for 'revolution of righteousness'". Rappler. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Life Group Network (LGN)". Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Church Development Networks (CDN)". Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 

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