|Executive Minister |
of the Iglesia ni Cristo
ng Iglesia ni Cristo
Flag of the Iglesia ni Cristo
|Seat||INC Central Office |
in Quezon City
|Term length||No specified limit|
|First holder||Felix Y. Manalo|
|Succession||The Deputy Executive Minister, which is elected by Church Ministers, assumes the post after the Executive Minister's death.|
|Deputy||Deputy Executive Minister|
The Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Filipino: Tagapamahalang Pangkalahatan ng Iglesia ni Cristo) is the primary leader of the Philippine-based Christian denomination, the Iglesia ni Cristo.
There has been three Executive Ministers of the church since the Iglesia's founding in 1914 and all of them came from the Manalo family. The Executive Minister serves a life tenure. The Deputy Executive Minister assumes the duties of Executive Minister during the latter's absence and succeeds him when he (Executive Minister) dies or retires. For example, the current Executive Minister, Eduardo V. Manalo was elected Deputy Executive Minister by the INC District Ministers, also known as the Division Ministers in 1994.
The Executive Minister along with Deputy Executive Minister and 11 other Senior Ministers (The Sanggunian or Church Economic Council) forms the Church's Central Administration.
List of Executive Ministers
(as Deputy Executive Minister)
|1||July 27, 1914 – April 12, 1963||Felix Y. Manalo||None (inaugural holder)|
|2||April 23, 1963 – August 31, 2009||Eraño G. Manalo||January 18, 1953|
|3||September 7, 2009 – present||Eduardo V. Manalo||May 7, 1994|
- Reed, Robert (2001). "The Iglesia Ni Cristo, 1914-2000. From obscure Philippine faith to global belief system". KITLV, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies. 157 (3): 577. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012.
- Dizon, Nikko (8 September 2009). "Iglesia leader 'Ka Erdy' Manalo laid to rest". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
Also written on the marker (on Eraño Manalo's tomb) were the words: “Tagapamahalang Pangkalahatan ng Iglesia Ni Cristo mula 1963-2009 (Chief Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo from 1963-2009).
- "Iglesia Ni Cristo SF Post Special Supplement" (PDF). The San Francisco Post. p. 2. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- Mangahas, Malou; Olarte, Avigail. "'A Most Powerful Union'". Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Retrieved 24 July 2015.