Eliseo “Eli” Fernando Soriano was born on April 4, 1947, and died on February 12, 2021; he was a Filipinotelevangelist.
He was currently the “Overall Servant” (Tagalog: Lingkod Pangkalahatan), formerly called “Presiding Minister”, of the Members Church of God International (MCGI), an international Christian religious organization with headquarters in Pampanga, Philippines.
Eli Soriano was the primary host of radio and television program Ang Dating Daan (English: The Old Path, Portuguese: O Caminho Antigo, Spanish: El Camino Antiguo), which is considered, the longest-running religious program in the Philippines.
Eli Soriano was born to Triunfo Soriano and Catalina Fernando in Pasay, Philippines, and is the seventh of eight children. He grew up in Pampanga. He started school at the age of eight.
He was supposed to receive the highest honours of the school. Still, Eli Soriano dropped out three months before graduation due to an alleged religious debate between Soriano and the school administrator.
On April 7, 1964, three days after his 17th birthday, Eli Soriano was baptized in Seneguelasan, Bacoor, Cavite, and became an 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.
Televangelist Eli Soriano passed away at the age of 73 years old.