Eddie Villanueva Biography
Eddie Villanueva mostly referred to as “Bro. Villanueva”, is a Philippines evangelist and the head-founder of the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW).
Eddie Villanueva Age| Birthday
How old is Villanueva ? He is around 77 years old as of 2023. He was born on October 6, 1946 in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Eddie Villanueva Education
Villanueva graduated with a degree in commerce in 1969, afterward he majored in economics, from the Philippine College of Commerce (PCC), since renamed the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Eddie Villanueva Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
Eddie Villanueva Family
Villanueva was born in the Philippines. His father is Joaquin Villanueva and Maria Cruz his mother. His father was a former Olympic sprinter who represented the Philippines in the Far Eastern Games for four consecutive years in 1920s.
Eddie Villanueva Wife|Married
Villanueva was happily married to his wife Dr. Adoracion “Dory” Villanueva until on March 10, 2020 when she passed on.
Eddie Villanueva Children| kids
Villanueva and his wife are blessed with four children. Their eldest son, Eduardo “Jon-Jon” Villanueva, Jr., is the incumbent mayor of Bocaue, Bulacan. Jonjon was charged with murder for allegedly ordering the shooting of a soldier of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the May 2007 elections. Their other son, Sen. Emmanuel Joel Villanueva, is currently a Senator and became the youngest member of the House of Representatives when he took his oath of office as a representative of the CIBAC party list on February 6, 2002. Their daughter, Joni Villanueva-Tugna, was a Christian singer, TV host, and Mayor of Bocaue from July 2016 until her death on May 28, 2020. She was married to Sherwin Tugna, a former CIBAC partylist representative. Their other daughter, Edelisha Jovi, is an educator.
Eddie Villanueva Career
Villanueva was previously a communist atheist, radical activist, and street parliamentarian. During martial law, he was imprisoned twice for fighting alongside the oppressed for their rights against land-grabbing syndicates. He is also the founder of the Philippines for Jesus Movement (PJM), which has more than forty bishops from different Christian churches nationwide as members.
Villanueva was a presidential candidate in the 2004 and 2010 Philippine elections and also a senatorial candidate in the 2013 midterm Philippine elections, all as the standard bearer of the Bangon Pilipinas Party. He is also a radio-TV evangelist owning ZOE Broadcasting Network, a commercial television and radio broadcasting station which owns VHF Channel 11 (A2Z) and UHF Channel 33 (Light TV).
He is also the owner and founder of the Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation, Inc. (JILCF), a Christian school in Bocaue, Bulacan, where his wife, Adoracion Villanueva is the school president. He is also currently a member of the 19th Congress of the Philippines and has been a Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 18th Congress.
Eddie Villanueva Controversies
Villanueva claimed to have “had a life-changing encounter with the Lord in 1973 while at the leadership of a leftist movement”. He was brought face to face with a miracle he could never forget: the land-grabbers were arrested and detained. On October 5, 1978, he started the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide formerly named Jesus Is Lord Fellowship.
Villanueva is against same-sex marriage; he said in an interview, “According to the Bible, don’t imitate what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah because judgment will befall the country if it’s done”.
Villanueva has run for the presidential bid in 2004 and 2010 in the Philippines. In the 2010 election, he finished fifth out of nine presidential candidates with 1,125,878 votes. However, in 2013, he ran for the senate bid. He lost, finishing 19th out of the 12 seats up for election with 6,932,985 votes.
Awards and recognitions
Villanueva received the Gintong Ama (Golden Father) award for Socio-Civic/Religious Sector from the Golden Mother and Father Foundation in June 1996. In February 2001, Villanueva received the EDSA People Power Freedom Award.
Eddie Villanueva Salary|Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which.
Frequently asked questions about Villanueva
Who is Eddie Villanueva?
Villanueva mostly referred to as “Bro.Villanueva”, is a Philippines evangelist and the head-founder of the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW).
Is Villanueva Married?
Villanueva was happily married to his wife Dr. Adoracion “Dory” Villanueva until March 10, 2020, when she passed on.
Where does Villanueva Live?
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