Bro. Eli: “Let Us Propagate the Word of Hope”


“Let us propagate the word of hope,” encouraged Bro. Eli Soriano, Overall Servant of the Members Church of God International (MCGI), in the Weekly Thanksgiving of God’s People celebration on May 30, 2020.

Instead of sharing and kindling negativities on social media, Bro. Eli suggested that brethren share words of hope — especially words that are written in the Bible. Sharing Bible verses for people to read, like Lamentations 3:22-23 and Psalms 91:7-8,  may help uplift dampened spirits and bring hope in these trying times.

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23, KJV)

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. (Psalms 91:7-8, KJV)

Humanity is going through a lot illnesses,  pains, sufferings, hunger, and deaths.  Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are also experiencing social, political, and economic distresses. But through all these, God and His words are more than enough to give us relief.

“Words are powerful, especially the words of God.”

Bro. Eli Soriano

Hope in Togetherness


Members Church of God International (MCGI) advocate reading of the Holy Bible. Daily Bible verses are posted on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

When lockdowns, home quarantines, and curfews were imposed, MCGI immediately complied with government restrictions and conducted Church gatherings through the use of livestreaming and video conferencing platforms.

With the ongoing threat of Covid-19, Bro. Eli Soriano and Assistant to the Overall Servant of MCGI Bro. Daniel Razon constantly made sure to check on the congregation’s well-being through MCGI’s regular online gatherings. Church ministers, workers, and officers were also directed to help in ensuring that each member’s health and wellness are closely monitored.

“May all of you be kept safe, brethren. You are in my thoughts day and night.” 

Bro. Eli Soriano

Aside from the aforementioned, more importantly, MCGI’s Overall Servant always reminds the congregation to be hopeful: “In despair, we have hope — there is God.” 

MCGI have long been ready for online gatherings. In fact, even before the global pandemic, Church services have been held with the aid of satellite and internet connectivity accessed in MCGI local churches worldwide.

Hope in Prayers


MCGI recently initiated the Global Prayer for Humanity, a worldwide prayer that can be joined by anyone and everyone who wishes to pray for the current predicament that humanity is facing. It was launched on May 25, 2020, and is currently held every weekday at 9:30 p.m. (Philippine Time).

The launch of the global prayer saw more than 58,000 viewers connected to the prayer livestream. Now on its third week, the global prayer continues to gather people from around the globe to ask for God’s help and mercy and to inspire trust and hope in God during these trying times.

A special web page dedicated to the global prayer was also created which is available in a number of languages including English, Portuguese, and Spanish, among others.

MCGI Brings Anew The Old Path TV Program in Ghana

Tagapangasiwang Pampook Bro. Fred Cabanilla signs an agreement with Ghana's Crystal TV network to bring The Old Path in Ghana.
Tagapangasiwang Pampook Bro. Fred Cabanilla signs an agreement with Ghana’s Crystal TV network to bring The Old Path in Ghana.

The Members Church of God International (MCGI) entered a contract with Crystal TV network to carry The Old Path television program in Ghana, Africa, intensifying the group’s evangelization efforts worldwide.

Presiding Minister to MCGI, Bro. Eliseo Soriano spearheaded the signing of agreement that officially brings the phenomenal religious program via free-to-air television to the people of Ghana beginning July 1 this year.

Crystal TV is one of the channels with the widest coverage in the whole of Ghana. The Old Path’s 30-minute program will be carried by Crystal TV Plus channel 47. The multi-awarded religious program will be aired daily, from Mondays through Saturdays, at 6 a.m. On Sundays, the show airs at 9:30 p.m.

Crystal TV Plus is one of the three channels owned by Crystal TV, which focuses on recreational and religious programming. The other two channels, Crystal TV Extra and Crystal TV Prime carries program focused on news and current events, sports and entertainment, respectively.

Religious programming in Ghana must adhere to the state’s strict code of conduct for all broadcast materials being aired on radio and television. Incidentally upon reviewing The Old Path and the international evangelist’s manner and style of hosting, the show and Bro. Eli were approved as suited for programming by Crystal TV.

Even the station’s owner vouches for Bro. Eli and The Old Path, related Bro. Fred Cabanilla, who is the Tagapangasiwang Pampook in Africa. “They previewed the program and the owner [Crystal TV] said that Bro. Eli is not inciting when preaching, [rather,] he sees knowledge [in him].”

In Africa, Ghana has been identified as the most peaceful country. With a population of 24- million, the country’s people are almost 100% enthusiastic about religion.

Bro. Cabanilla has seen the tremendous growth in membership since his designation to the African regions. He has high hopes for the propagation of God’s words not just in Ghana, but also in the entire continent.

“I believe that with MCGI’s united efforts to support evangelization, the whole continent of Africa will be reached and not only Ghana,” he further stressed.

Currently, MCGI has one administrative building in Ghana and eight coordinating centers, with eleven workers overseeing African and Filipino brethren

(Words by Apple Arco)


With Relaunch, Gears for Growing Mobile-based Users

Members Church of God International website now for mobile users.
Meet the new, for the mobile you., the official website of the Members Church of God International (MCGI), has metamorphosed into something bigger and better, sporting a responsive web design, more features and content.

Launched in February this year, the redesigned marks another milestone in the propagation efforts of the group to provide users with the tools and content they will need in understanding the Church of God’s beliefs, teachings, and answers to questions around faith, religion, spirituality, relationships, parenting, and more of the likes.

Seeing the need to go the extra mile in mobile technology by adopting responsive web design, this means the new will work well in different platforms such as mobile and tablet computer devices.

As well as the award-winning website’s content where users get to learn more about the Church of God’s general doctrines, gatherings and Church news, the revamped has updated the site with the materials culled from Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro Daniel Razon’s social media presences.

One such feature is the “Words of Wisdom,” where users may read a collection of sensible and Bible-based quotations from Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, the MCGI’s Presiding Minister and Vice-Presiding Minister, respectively.

Visitors of the site can watch heart-warming stories of MCGI’s new members in the Video Testimonials section, as well as download inspirational desktop wallpapers, and read Bible verses. In addition, there is a Blogs Section that comes in the redesigned site that will initially feature a weekly Thanksgiving and monthly Bible Exposition blogs.

Sharing of content on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube are now easier with the adition of social networking buttons. Users may also visit the organization’s Facebook and Twitter official accounts to receive regular streams of news and events updates posted at the site.

In extending the Church’s advocacy of spreading God’s words and empowering people to read the Bible, through the site, MCGI provided an outlet for people to request for free Bible. Giving of free Bible is a regular service of Bro. Eli and Bro Daniel since starting the Ang Dating Daan or The Old Path television program as well as Bible Expositions. was first launched in 2009. Within its first year, the official website of the organization bagged the People’s Choice Award when it joined the Philippine Web Awards, an annual web competition showcasing the finest Filipino-made websites.

(Written by Pauline Arellano)

MCGI Launches 24/7 Prayer Service Site gives access to all across the globe to an hourly prayer and singing of praises to God via its Community Prayer portal.
The Community Prayer portal at gives access to all across the globe to an hourly prayer and singing of praises to God.

The Members Church of God International (MCGI) has launched its 24/7 prayer service site Monday, June 27, 2011, enabling global people to have easy access to its hourly community prayer and singing of praises to God.

The 24/7 Community Prayer website, which can be accessed at, is roofed under MCGI’s official website.

Vice-Presiding Minister to MCGI Bro. Daniel Razon announced during the International Thanksgiving over the weekend that aside from the Philippines, other remote points across the globe will host the hourly prayer. The former schedule of MCGI’s worldwide synchronized prayer that started on March 6, 2011 was at 10 o’clock each evening.

The new Philippine schedules are from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. where live feed emanates from Apalit, Pampanga. Church locales from other points of the world will lead the prayer service for all other hours.

According to Bro. Daniel, the varied schedules were prompted by Bro. Eli Soriano’s intent that more brethren can take part in this endeavor at a time of their choosing.

MCGI’s nonstop community singing and prayer started three years ago. In one of the Church’s worship services, Bro. Eli explained that it is God’s commandment to His people to be prayerful. He cited I Thessalonians 5:17.

(Written by: Hazel Chavez-David) Launches Italian Translation

Benvenuti! This is the Italian version of the official website of the Members Church of God International.

Apalit, Philippines – The official website of the Members Church of God International recently launched its Italian translation on the World Wide Web via, in addition to its Portuguese translation. This is part of the organization’s continuing efforts to further the Church’s evangelization by expanding translations of the award-winning website.

The Italian translation of the Members Church of God International’s (MCGI) website aims to help make spiritual awareness understood better by the Italian-speaking populace the world over. According to a 2005 United Nations report, there is an estimated 57.2 million Italian-speaking natives in Italy alone.

Speakers of the language are also largely present in the United States, Canada and Europe. They are also present in South American countries like Argentina, with 1.5 million speakers, and Uruguay, with between 28,000 and 30,000 speakers, reside.

Incidentally, Argentina and Uruguay are two of several South American countries where MCGI holds religious TV broadcasts and live Web stream broadcasts, hosted by Presiding Minister to MCGI Bro. Eli Soriano.

While the Portuguese-speakers of South American countries benefit from the ever-growing number of MCGI TV broadcasts there, the Italian speakers in the continent will get to benefit from the Italian translation of the website.

With these new developments, Italian-speaking Web users can now read Church information, basic doctrines and works as well as visitor information on the website. Bro. Eli Soriano’s religious and scientific blogs straight from are also translated in Italian and may be readily accessed on the website., the official website of the Members Church of God International, is a Philippine Web Awards winner for the year 2011.

(Written by: Pol Arellano)