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It started as a small group with less than a hundred believers in 1977.
It is popularly known in the Philippines as Ang Dating Daan (English: The Old Path; abbreviated as ADD), the title of its flagship radio and television program and currently the longest-running religious program in the Philippines with Brother Eliseo Soriano as its "Overall Servant" (Former title: "Presiding Minister").
Brother Nicolas Antiporda Perez, lead the church from 1928 until the time of his death in May 1975, the church was then a small group with less than hundred congregations.
After Perez's death in 1975, Levita Gugulan, the secretary-general of the church, succeeded as presiding minister; Soriano countered the authority of Gugulan.
In the last quarter of 1980, the church launched the radio program Ang Dating Daan (ADD).
Through the local radio station DWWA 1206 k Hz, ADD was heard in many parts of the Philippine Archipelago.
In 2004, its registered name was changed to "Members Church of God International" (Tagalog: Mga Kaanib sa Iglesia ng Dios na Pandaigdig) in line with the church's overseas expansion.
For them, the church's primary objective, as commanded by Jesus Christ, is to propagate the gospel unto all nations until the consummation of the ages, convert sinners to believe and glorify God and to make them qualify for the eternal life in heaven.
In the same year, congregations were established in Ghana, West Africa as a result of a series of Bible studies in Africa.
The early months of 2009 saw the Church introduced in Latin America.
The program became popular in the Philippines because of its live question and answer portion.