Jesus is Lord Church

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

Joey Crisostomo

Bobot Bernardo

Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW), commonly known as Jesus Is Lord Church and abbreviated as JIL, is a Charismatic Christian Movement. It was founded and headed by Bishop Bro. 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[edit]

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 Secretary Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva, the Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.[3]

Church Development Network[edit]

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.[4]

Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation[edit]

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.


Musikatha Records, commonly known as Musikatha, is a record label that has produced numerous award winning original Christian Filipino music. It began on 1996, at the Jesus Is Lord Church and its home grown talents, singers and songwriters. Presently, with the full support of the Jesus Is Lord Church, Musikatha will always ensure that through music and the arts, they will glorify and exalt God alone.[5]


  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. ^ "Director General's Profile". Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Church Development Networks (CDN)". Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ "About Us". Musikatha Music. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 

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