Biography of Eddie Villanueva
Eddie Villanueva is a Filipino evangelist and president-founder of Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW), one of the largest Christ-centered, Bible-based, fully evangelical churches in the world.
Previously, Villanueva was a communist-atheist, progressive protester and member of parliament on the street. He was jailed twice for fighting alongside the downtrodden for their rights against land-grabbing syndicates under martial law.
Villanueva is also the founder of the Philippine Jesus Movement (PJM), which includes more than 40 bishops from various Christian churches across the country. In the 2004 and 2010 Philippines, Villanueva ran for president and senator in the 2013 Philippine midterm elections, both as the flag bearer of the Bangon Pilipinas Party.
Villanueva is a radio-television evangelist owned by ZOE Broadcasting Network, a commercial television and radio station owned by VHF Channel 11 and UHF Channel 33 (Light TV). He is also the owner and founder of Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation, Inc. (JILCF) in Bocaue, Bulacan, a Christian school where his wife, Adoracion Villanueva, is the school president.
Eddie Villanueva Age
How old is Eddie Villanueva? Eddy is 75 years old from 2021. Was born in October 6, 1946 in Bocaue, Philippines and celebrates his birthday on October 6th every year and his zodiac sign is LIBRA.
Eddie Villanueva Family | Parents | Brothers
He is the son of Joaquin Villanueva and Maria Cruz. His father, Villanueva, was a former Olympic sprinter who spent four consecutive years in the 1920s representing the Philippines in the Far Eastern Games.
Husband Eddie Villanueva
She was married to Adoracion Jose Villanueva, who died on March 10, 2020. The couple has four children.
Eddie Villanueva children
Eduardo ‘Jon-Jon’ Villanueva, Jr., his eldest son, is the former Bulgarian mayor of Bocaue, who lost his bid in 2004 but won election in May 2007. Jonjon was charged with murder for allegedly ordered the shooting of a soldier of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the May 2007 elections.
His other brother, Senator Emmanuel Joel Villanueva, became the youngest member of the House of Representatives when on February 6, 2002, he assumed office as the CIBAC party-list representative. From 2016 to 2020, his daughter, Joni Villanueva-Tugna, who died on May 28, 2020, was a Christian singer, TV presenter and former mayor of Bocaue. His other daughter, Edelisha Jovi, is an educator.
Eddie Villanueva Education
Villanueva graduated from the Philippine College of Commerce (PCC) in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in commerce, majoring in economics, later renamed the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. In the 1970s, he immersed himself in the student and labor movements, joining progressive sections of society in opposition to the Marcos dictatorship. Villanueva also took up law school at the University of the Philippines, but was also involved in so much activism that he never got to take the bar.
Eddie Villanueva Net Worth
Villanueva has an estimated net value of $500,000. He made a good fortune in his profession as an evangelist and church member. His estimate of net value is still under study. His running mate, Joel Villanueva, was the party’s fifth-richest lawmaker, according to the Philippine Star, with net worth of P18.4 million;
Eddie Villanueva Church (Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide)
Villanueva founded the Jesus Is Lord Worldwide Church, formerly called the Jesus Is Lord Community, on October 5, 1978, “which started with just 15 participants in his Bible studies.” In 2007, in 18 cities in Metro Manila, 80 provinces in the Philippines and 60 countries around the world, JIL stated that it has “more than five million members today. Most of the overseas Filipino workers and their families are overseas members.”
Led by Eddie Villanueva
During martial law, he fought with local land grabbers in Bulacan and ended up being jailed twice for his political views and participation in various mass acts. Until 1972 he served as a regular faculty member in PCC’s Economics and Finance Department. He worked as export manager for Maran Export Industries in 1973 and was the general manager of Agape Trading Co. from 1976 to 1977. In 1978 he returned to the newly renamed PCC as a part-time professor.
Eddie Villanueva Awards
In 1979, Villanueva has ordained the Victory in Christ Church in California and an international ministry as a minister of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In April 1996, he was also given the office of bishop by the Sectarian Body of Christ in the Philippines. Two months later, in June 1996, Villanueva was awarded the Gintong Ama (Golden Father) Award by the Golden Mother and Father Foundation for the Social-Civic/Religious Field.
Villanueva won the ZOE TV 11 EDSA People Power Freedom Award in February 2001 for equal coverage of the People Power II campaign. He founded and owns ZOE Broadcasting Network Inc. and manages the Philippines television channel 11. It’s Bro. It’s Bro. Eddie, Diyos in Bayan, PJM Forum (Philippines for Jesus Movement) and Jesus the Healer host three ZOE services.