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").
Members Church of God International believes that the Almighty God, the Father sent his begotten Son, Jesus Christ, instrumental in the establishment of the "Church of God", first planted in Jerusalem and preached by the apostles.
MCGI members prefer themselves to be called and identified as plain "Christians".MCGI is not related to the many Church of God groups that descended from the Barney Creek Meeting House revival of the late 19th century in the United States.In 2008, Bible Expositions were conducted in the continent of Oceania bringing forth the first congregation in Papua New Guinea.In the same year, congregations were established in Ghana, West Africa as a result of a series of Bible studies in Africa.In 1980, missionary works started and was first done in the towns of Pampanga and then, the neighboring provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, and Metro Manila.
In the last quarter of 1980, the church launched the radio program Ang Dating Daan (ADD).
The early months of 2009 saw the Church introduced in Latin America.
A schism in MCGI happened in 2009 when Willy Santiago, one of the bible readers of Brother Eliseo Soriano in his radio and TV programs had a dispute over the church leadership succession and "erratic" changes in church doctrines (such as prostrating towards the east in prayer and Sabbath).
They believe that the Father is greater than all, greater than Jesus Christ as declared by Christ himself.
They do not observe customs and traditions which they consider to have pagan origins incompatible with Christianity.
This resulted twelve MCGI members including Willy Santiago to split from the group in October 2009 and established a new religion, the Members Church of God in Jesus Christ Worldwide or MCGJCW, with membership now consists mostly of former MCGI followers.