Who is Pastor Apollo Quiboloy?

Who is Pastor Apollo Quiboloy?

A Revolutionary Preacher | The Modern Moses | The Appointed Son of God

Pastor Apollo Carreon Quiboloy can be described as a revolutionary preacher. Yet, the word barely covers what this man has done. He has shattered age-old beliefs and torn down traditions held sacred by religion and denomination, bringing the true gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ unto all nations of the world.

In the midst of persecutions and false accusations instigated by people who do not understand his message and those who want to bring down his ministry, Pastor Apollo remains steadfast and true to his mission and his calling as the Appointed Son of God, preaching the truth boldly and fearlessly for the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. (Psalm 37:23)

And threaded through all of his preaching is one single but vital precept upon which all his doctrine is hinged: complete and genuine repentance.

A Wordwide Following
Kingdom of Jesus Christ

A Worldwide Following

Pastor Quiboloy has over 7 million followers worldwide and growing — in more than 200 countries and 2000 cities, spanning most continents of the world.

He founded and headed the Kingdom of Jesus Christ The Name Above Every Name in 1985, and in less than four decades, has established active and growing Kingdom congregations, known as Kingdom Light Colonies (KLC) all over the globe.

His ministry, which reaches the United States of America, Canada, North and South America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia, nurtures the spiritual life of children, young people, adults, and the elderly — people from all walks of life — who have found hope and felt the love of the Almighty Father through his message.

A Man of Excellent Accomplishments

A Man of Excellent Accomplishments

By the world’s standards, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy is a man of varied and extraordinary accomplishment. He is a known philanthropist, a humanitarian, an environmentalist, a patriot, a mega-church leader, and an internationally known TV evangelist.

He has a worldwide global multimedia ministry which he began in 1991 with the airing of a 1-hour weekly program called the Hour of Truth over national television. This was followed shortly by a daily 30-minute morning program called Powerline. He soon forded into 24-hour cable TV with the launching of the Q-channel. All these were fledgling steps in his broadcast ministry.

Today, those fledgling steps have turned into an international media organization broadcasting the Word of God via a network of radio and television stations all over the Philippines and the world.

Pastor Apollo’s multimedia franchise Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI), which he heads as Honorary Chairman, is now a multi-awarded media company that is considered the most trusted media in the Philippines, with its commitment to true and unbiased news. Among Pastor Apollo’s mainstream programs that deliver his preaching worldwide are: Sounds of Worship, Powerline, Give Us This Day, Gospel of the Kingdom, and SMNI Exclusive.

SMNI’s broadcast center is in the Kingdom’s headquarters in Davao City. Its Manila headquarters and studios are located in Makati City, the financial capital of the Philippines. It also has an expanding branch in the United States of America.

It is through this multimedia ministry that the great harvest of sons and daughters of the Almighty Father who have been enlightened by the message of the Appointed Son is happening around the world.

In 2022, the National Academy of Security and Defense Planning (NASDP), Globe Eagle University (GEU), and the United Nations Intergovernmental Organizations (UN-IGO) conferred to Pastor Apollo Quiboloy three (3) honorary doctoral degrees as well as twelve (12) other awards and recognition for his initiatives, accomplishments, and efforts towards nation-building.

Among the doctoral degrees conferred were Doctor of Philosophy in Public Service (NASDP), Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities (NASDP), and Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities and Public Service (GEU). One of the most prestigious honors that were given to Pastor Apollo is the World Missionary Chaplain, Brigadier General — the highest rank given in the US military that even the most seasoned military leaders spend their entire career working towards but very few manage to achieve.

This places Pastor Apollo as a member of CONACCE Chaplains International which is accredited by the Chief of Chaplains, United States Army, and registered with the Department of State, USA. It is also recognized and accredited by the United Nations Intergovernmental Organizations (UN-IGO) and the International Special Court of Arbitration and Human Rights Intergovernmental Court. Further, it is recognized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and UN Global Compact as Christian Ministerial Order.

A Heart for Destitute Children
Pastor Quiboloy Humanitarian Work

A Heart for Destitute Children

Despite the prosperity that the Almighty Father has blessed his ministry with, Pastor Apollo is never ashamed to admit that his family was poor when they lived in the far-off mountain barangay of Tamayong, in Calinan, Davao City. He often recalls how every meal was a challenge for his family when he was growing up. This was made doubly hard as his parents, Jose and Maria, had 9 children. He was the youngest.

He often recalls having to awkwardly stand outside the Chinese store in the village for hours on end, too ashamed to say he was there to borrow rice. But it was during one of these very episodes that a pivotal moment in his life happened. It shaped his very distinct philosophy about ‘love of neighbor’. And as he became the Appointed Son, this kernel in his mind, this ideal would be strongly reinforced by divine revelation from God about what His commandments about love really means.

He vividly remembers that single incident, that one time when one of the Chinese shopkeepers had scolded the store clerks for leaving him outside like that. He remembers how the man had taken a bag, put rice, canned goods, and noodles in it, and had given it to him. It was a kindness that Pastor Apollo has never forgotten.

Today, when he feeds the tens of thousands of children during his yearly celebration of ACQ International Children’s Day, Pastor Apollo never fails to mention that incident.

“Show a child an act of love and he will never forget it,” he so often says, “It will change his life and when he grows up, he will do the same for others.”

The acclaimed ACQ International Children’s Day celebrated every April 25, Pastor Apollo’s own birthday, is dedicated to poor, marginalized, and underprivileged children. He has made it their very own grand birthday bash, a thing a poor child can never even hope to experience.

Happening in more than 55 countries each year, the event is an amazing feat that no ordinary man could achieve on his own, except if the love of the Father Almighty dwells in him.

As a young evangelist in the early 80s, roaming the countryside to preach the gospel, Pastor Quiboloy often saw suffering children. He saw how so many were malnourished and neglected, so many poor and hopeless. He knew exactly what it felt like to go to sleep on an empty stomach and so his heart went out to these children. He made a promise to the Father that if He would bless him, he will give the bulk of it to benefit children.

In 1995, he established the Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc., one of the most highly recognized charities in the Philippines and the world today.

He began to feed, shelter, clothe, and send children to school. What began with 15 children now numbers thousands through the foundation’s various projects and programs.

In the year 2000, Pastor Quiboloy established the Jose Maria College (JMC) to give disadvantaged children the chance to get an excellent education. Seventy percent of the student population in this school are Pastor Apollo’s scholars under his Gift of Education Program.

He also reached out across the world to other impoverished children when he established the Jose Maria College International School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Showing the Youth an Alternative Way to Live

Showing the Youth an Alternative Way to Live

Many men would have stopped there. To most people, an admirable advocacy for children would have been enough. But Pastor Apollo Quiboloy has gone the proverbial extra mile. He is championing the right of the youth to a bright future. But as always, his means are never political, never social. He institutes change always from the heart.

Establishing the Keeper’s Club International for students in schools, colleges, and universities, as well as for out-of-school youth, Pastor Apollo engages young people with more than just fun and exciting activities. He provides them with an environment far from peer pressure, far from bullying and discrimination, and far from the negative influence of vices. He gives youth a safe place to be, a place where there is only genuine brotherhood and love.

Through the Keeper’s Club, young members are able to discover and develop their talent in music, multimedia, literary, dance, and others.

By showing them a joyful and alternative way to live and showing them a good example, young Keepers learn the core values to be able to make good choices in life. By telling them about the love of the Father for mankind, they learn the true source of empowerment.

Though first founded in towns and cities in the Philippines, the Keepers’ Club is now established in cities abroad: USA, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

A Love that Accommodates ALL Humanity

A Love that Accommodates ALL Humanity

Beyond children and the youth, he has active advocacies for the elderly and handicapped. He has medical and dental missions, livelihood programs, and disaster response operations.

Always a first responder in areas affected by calamity in the Philippines, the Kingdom’s ministry for the poor delivers food aid and basic necessities to survivors, including those in the previously war-torn Marawi.

The love that he has in his heart can accommodate the whole of humanity. He does not refuse anyone who needs his help, regardless of race, religion, social status, or educational background. He always tells the people that only love can defeat hate. Only light can dissipate darkness. Only good can overcome evil.

Restoring the Earth
Sonshine Philippines Movement of Pastor Quiboloy

Restoring the Earth

In the year 2005, Pastor Apollo founded the Sonshine Philippines Movement (SPM) as a response to the looming crisis of climate change.

SPM was one of the first organizations to arrive in ground zero when Tropical Storm Sendong lashed across Bukidnon, Agusan del Sur, and Misamis Oriental, particularly across Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City.

SPM also extended disaster relief when Typhoon Pablo wreaked devastation in Mindanao, particularly through Compostela Valley, bringing death, hunger, and displacement to thousands of families.

SPM was also one of the first non-government organizations to arrive in distressed and devastated Tacloban City when super typhoon Yolanda razed the city to the ground.

An advocacy very close to his heart, the Sonshine Philippines Movement’s other projects involve agri-forestry, marine, and coastal resource development and management, solid waste management through massive and nationwide cleanup drives, and eco-tourism development.

Effecting good across the globe, SPM has been recreated in Hawaii and Cambodia with the Sonshine Hawaii Movement and Sonshine Cambodia Movement.

Always a man to lead by example and result, Pastor Quiboloy has set a model of what a restored Earth can look like. He has shown the world what the earth can be when there is love and true respect for God’s creation.

Nestled in Brgy. Tamayong, at the foothills of the great Mt. Apo — his birthplace — is the beautiful Covenant Mountain Paradise Garden of Eden Restored, the Kingdom’s prayer compound. It is a place of carefully nurtured gardens, quiet waterways, polite people, and tranquility.

Further up is the Kingdom’s Glory Mountain, an even more amazing place that used to be a denuded stretch of mountain land. Today, it is a rolling landscape, lush with pine trees and alive with the bloom and fragrance of flowers of all kinds.

An estimated 500,000 pine trees have been planted here, the largest tallied collection of pine trees in the Philippines.

But more than just an example of restored earth, these places are most of all significant to Pastor Apollo and the entire Kingdom Nation because they are a showcase of one man being restored to the original plan of the Father. They are a specimen of how the earth will be subdued and materially changed when the spirit of obedience in the Father’s sons and daughters is outwardly manifested, affecting their environment.

Exactly within the confines of the Covenant Mountain and Garden of Eden Restored, inside a tiny one-hectare lot, is the place where Pastor Apollo was tried in the furnace of trial and affliction. It is where he overcame all things. And it is where the Father Almighty, our Lord Jesus Christ, has declared: “Now you are My Son.”

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