With the mission to bring salvation closer to mankind, Members Church of God International (MCGI) Overall Servant Bro. Eliseo F. Soriano and Assistant Overall Servant Bro. Daniel S. Razon, explored various avenues to make the propagation of the Lord Jesus Christ’s Gospel more accessible.
The history of MCGI’s evangelical mission found its roots in Pampanga, a Northern Luzon province in the Philippines, where Bro. Eli Soriano held nightly Bible studies to introduce biblical truths.
Seeing that only a number of people are reached even after many years of holding these gatherings in Pampanga and other neighboring provinces, Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel sought after more efficient ways to reach a larger audience.
Hence, the birth of radio and television programs Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path), Worldwide Bible Exposition, official websites and social media accounts, mobile apps, publications, and free distributions including copies of the Bible, DVDs and audio/video files and an online blog.
To date, these evangelical efforts produced tens of thousands of individuals who are now members of MCGI all over the world.
The Ang Dating Daan radio program catapulted to popularity in the early 80’s after a large number of listeners expressed interest in Bro. Eli’s unique way of preaching – exposing biblical truths through Bible verses. This section walks you through MCGI’s broadcast evangelization groundwork.
In 1983, three years after the radio program debut, Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel produced its television counterpart using the same program title, Ang Dating Daan. Here, you will discover the humble beginnings of the religious TV show and how it became multi-awarded and internationally-acclaimed years later.
More than a decade after the radio and television programs aired successfully, Bro. Daniel proposed to hold a Question & Answer event where people can gather and personally ask questions to Bro. Eli. Find out how MCGI sustained this propagation effort, serving thousands and thousands of souls, worldwide.
Bro. Eli and Kuya Daniel positively utilized technological advances of the worldwide web after the overwhelming response to MCGI’s Bible Exposition events. MCGI created its online presence through official websites — AngDatingDaan.org, TheOldPath.tv, MCGI.org, EliSoriano.com, DanielRazon.com.
As social media became a powerful communication tool for many organizations worldwide, MCGI worked its way through different social media platforms to stay relevant and up-to-date in the religious category.
The continuous growth of technological innovations demanded more visibility online via mobile gadgets. With its primary objective to make Christ’s Gospel known worldwide, MCGI introduced several mobile applications that make Bro. Eli’s propagation even more accessible to more and more folks around the globe.
Despite the proliferation of internet-and-satellite-powered programs, Bible studies are still continuously conducted worldwide, no matter how primitive this means may be deemed.
Following Christ’s teaching, “freely ye have received, freely ye give” as written in Matthew 10:8, MCGI pursued print publication and distributed free reading materials in the form of magazines, newspapers, books and pamphlets.
MCGI aims to bring salvation to your doorstep, hence, the free distribution of the Holy Bible, DVDs and audio/video files and an online blog.