Eli SorianoWiki – Eli Soriano Biography
Eli Soriano was a Filipino televangelist. He was the “Overall Servant” formerly called “Presiding Minister”, of the Members Church of God International (MCGI), an international Christian religious organization with headquarters in Pampanga, Philippines. He was the main host of radio and television program Ang Dating Daan (English: The Old Path, Portuguese: O Caminho Antigo, Spanish: El Camino Antiguo), which is considered as the longest-running religious program in the Philippines.
He was highly known for his signature method of “Bible Expositions”. It is a live Bible symposium where guests get the chance to ask impromptu questions personally or via live video streaming or telephone calls.
He was also known for straightforward preaching of what he believed are doctrinal errors of various local and international religious groups. He also had numerous religious debates with different pastors.
An incident when he used a defamatory word in his television show consequently led to a three-month suspension of the program in a case that went to the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
He started school at the age of eight. The late was supposed to receive the highest honors of the school, but he dropped out three months before graduation due to an alleged religious debate between him and the school administrator. On April 7, 1964, three days after his 17th birthday, he was baptized in Seneguelasan, Bacoor, Cavite, and became an official member of the Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Suhay ng Katotohanan (Church of God in Christ Jesus, Pillar and Support of the Truth) founded by Nicolas Perez where his parents were also members.
Eli Soriano Age
He was born Eliseo “Eli” Fernando Soriano on April 4, 1947, in Pasay, Philippines. He died aged 73 on February 11, 2021.
Eli Soriano Death
He died while in exile in Brazil, aged 73. The Members Church of God International released a statement on February 11, 2021, announcing his demise, but did not state his cause of death.
Eli Soriano Cause of Death
The cause of his death was not released.
Eli Soriano Family
He was born to Triunfo Soriano and Catalina Fernando in Pasay, Philippines, and is the seventh of eight children. He grew up in Pampanga.