Kingdom of Jesus Christ
The Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) the Name Above Every Name is a religious organization founded and led by the Appointed Son of God, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy on September 1, 1985. In little more than three decades, the KJC has reached great milestones, conquering country after country with the message of enlightenment and salvation. Currently, we have six million solid Kingdom citizens in 200 countries and 2,000 cities all over the world.
The Executive Pastor
Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy was born in the humble village of Tamayong at the foothills of Mount Apo, the Philippines’ highest peak. He is the youngest among the nine children of Jose Quiboloy and Maria Carreon.
Apollo Quiboloy is the youngest among the nine children of Jose Quiboloy and Maria Carreon.
Even before Pastor Apollo was born, his parents already knew that a great calling was upon him. When Maria was pregnant,
she saw a vision of God sitting upon the clouds and telling her, “That is my Son.”
From then on, a series of miracles and spiritual events transpired in the life of Pastor Apollo. He received dreams and visions that even he himself could not understand. Unbeknownst to him, the Almighty Father was already starting to intervene in his life. He was already being prepared for a great calling that was about to unfold.
The Start of His Spiritual Journey
Pastor Apollo was even chosen as a representative in an international religious congress that was held in South Korea.
There, he heard the voice of the Almighty Father for the first time saying, “Gamiton ta ka,” (I will use you) three times. He could not understand what the Father meant. At the back of his mind, he questioned, “Why will you use me when you are already using me?” Being a young evangelist, Pastor Apollo thought that he was already being used by the Father to propagate His message.
Pastor Apollo found himself studying in Bible College. His childhood dream was to become a pilot, however, the divine intervention of the Almighty Father brought him to a different path.
Soon after, he became a young evangelist in the United Pentecostal Church (UPC), preaching in the different cities of the Philippines.Pastor Apollo bore a remarkable skill that he immediately became the ‘apple of the eye’ in the denomination. In fact, he was regarded as the ‘preaching machine’ for his ability to preach seven times a day continuously.
Mountain of Decision and Furnace of Affliction
The spiritual event that happened in Korea was followed by countless miracles, dream revelations, and visions coming from the Father. He used different people and events as instruments to orchestrate the calling in Pastor Apollo’s life.
This spiritual sojourn led him to Mount Kitbog in Malalag Cogon, South Cotabato. Pastor Apollo was still doubtful of his calling. He was uncertain if it was really God who was calling him or if the devil was only trying to deceive him. For one year, the Almighty Father patiently answered all his doubts and questions. He showed him visions and miracles to prove that his calling was genuine. Pastor Apollo received all the manna coming from Heaven and after a year, all his uncertainties were erased. He was convinced that it was the Almighty Father who was orchestrating and intervening in his life for a great purpose.
Pastor Apollo then told the Father,“Not my will but Your will be done.” Hence, Kitbog was called the‘Mountain of Decision’ for it was in that very place that the Appointed Son decided to follow the Almighty Father and commit himself to His will.
It was now time to prove if Pastor Apollo was genuine in his service. He was brought back to Tamayong, Davao City where a series of challenges and immense hardships tested him. He had nothing to eat and was forced to eat the reject bananas from the plantations around him.
He was persecuted, maligned and people called him crazy for preaching a different message than the denomination where he came from before. Even his own brothers mocked and assaulted him for leaving the denomination that had offered him wealth and prosperity. They did not understand the great plan that the Father had prepared. Thus, his time in Tamayong was regarded as the ‘Furnace of Affliction’ for it was there that the Appointed Son’s commitment was tested by the fire of trials and temptations.
Despite all these, Pastor Apollo humbled himself and never once did he fight back.
After five years of endless trial and persecution, the Almighty Father finally saw that he was absolutely committed to obeying His will.
Pastor Apollo then heard the voice of God saying, Now, you are my Son.
This means that Pastor Apollo is now the dwelling place of the Father, His temple in whom His spirit dwells. He will now speak to His people in the body of His Appointed Son and deliver to them the message of enlightenment so that they may be saved.
Establishment of the Kingdom Nation
September 1, 1985
Exodus from Religion and Denomination
In 1985, upon the command of the Father to leave religion and denomination, Pastor Apollo established the Kingdom of Jesus Christ The Name Above Every Name in a small chapel in Agdao, Davao City. The KJC started small with only 15 members. Its humble beginnings date back to the time when the congregation had no solid source of income. The ministry struggled to even provide food for the members every day.
The intense trial and persecution were still present; however, the fellowship of Pastor Apollo sustained the faith and belief of the pioneering members.
Back then, prosperity was still a mere promise coming from the Almighty Father. Yet, Pastor Apollo had seen through faith, the abundance that God will soon give to the ministry.
In those times, it was far-fetched that the KJC will have its own compound, cathedral, and vehicles. Pastor Apollo would often say that someday, all these things shall be given unto them by the Almighty Father. He said that they shall be sent to all corners of the globe to propagate the message of enlightenment. It was definitely hard, even for the members to believe because at that time, scarcity was intense. They did not even have the money to go to the next town.
Even so, these challenges did not trample the faith of the Appointed Son.
Instead, he patiently and happily obeyed the ministry given to him by the Almighty Father, and that is to propagate the message that will save mankind from the bondage of sin and deception
The Message of Enligthenment
Pastor Apollo is preaching the message that will redeem man from the bondage of Satan Lucifer the devil – the message of repentance. There is a need for man to eradicate the spirit of Satan Lucifer that is within him. It is the rotten spirit that influences man to do things that are not according to the goodness of God. Instead of righteousness, war, chaos, greediness, and hate is reigning throughout the world.
Here in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, led by the Appointed Son of God, the message of repentance is our principal belief. We believe that in order for the spirit of the Almighty Father to reign within man once more, one has to first surrender the old spirit disobedience of the Satan Lucifer, the human will that makes us disobey the will of God. Using the freedom of choice, man must wholeheartedly confess, “Not my will but Your will be done, Father.” Through repentance, we let God, in His power, to operate in us. The spirit of Satan Lucifer will be ejected and a new spirit will take its place. This is the spirit of obedience to the Will of the Father, which will enable us to obey His commands.
Sons and Daughters of the Almighty Father
The Kingdom of God here on Earth is now populated by sons and daughters who have repented and have been proven genuine in their confession. Like the Appointed Son, they are totally committed, loyal and dedicated to obeying the Almighty Father’s Will no matter what.
Starting from only 15 members, there are now millions of sons and daughters all over the world, spreading the same message of the Appointed Son that will enlighten and save mankind. From its humble beginning at the foothills of Mount Apo, Davao City, the Kingdom of Jesus Christ is now spreading light to all four corners of the globe through Kingdom Light Congregations (KLCs) and through the multimedia ministry in just 33 years.
Indeed, this is not the work of man alone. It is the divine plan of the Almighty Father to build a Kingdom Nation whom He can call His own and where His spirit shall dwell, fulfilling the prayer of our Lord Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago when He said, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” The Almighty Father’s Kingdom can now be found here on Earth for He has produced a Nation wherein His laws are not only written in tablets of stone but engraved in the hearts and minds of His people.
The gates of God’s Kingdom here on Earth are still wide open. He is calling upon all men to enter into the place in which He has prepared, His promised land where His children shall reign with Him for eternity. Be a part of the Almighty Father’s royal family. Come, enter into the Kingdom Nation. The Almighty Father is calling you.