US Ambassador visits Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) Executive Minister
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The United States Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Sung Kim, visited INC Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.
The US Ambassador’s visit to the Church’s international headquarters at the INC Central Office in Quezon City, Philippines, came about as the Church is preparing celebrations for its 50th anniversary of the establishment of congregations beyond the Philippine borders this year.
The visit of His Excellency Ambassador Sung Kim is one of many conducted by international diplomats to the Executive Minister of the INC.
“We are very happy with the visit of His Excellency US Ambassador Sung Kim to the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) Central Office to visit the Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo,” said INC Minister Joel San Pedro, the INC Central Office’s protocol officer.
“The timing is perfect as the Church is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the West and has grown to around 300 congregations in the US alone,” he said.
It was on July 27, 1968 that the first overseas congregation of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) was established in Hawaii, U.S.A. The second overseas congregation was established in California. At present, the Church is in 142 countries and territories around the world, with its membership comprising of at least 133 ethnic groups and nationalities.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo was first registered in the Philippines on July 27, 1914, and will be celebrating its 104th anniversary this year.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) or Church Of Christ is a global Christian Church that upholds Bible-based Christian teachings. It comprises 6,000 local congregations and missions in 142 countries and territories (around 300 local congregations and missions are in the US alone), and its membership consists of 133 ethnic groups and nationalities.
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