The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC or Church of Christ) announced on Tuesday that it is all set to open five new chapels in North America as part of its continuing expansion program.
The church’s leadership said the program is an “intensifying of the brethren’s faith in other parts of the world and a growing recognition of the unique character of this Christian Church.”
In a statement, INC spokesman Edwil Zabala said Executive Minister Bro. Eduardo Manalo is prepared to visit and dedicate four chapels in the United States and one in Canada this February until March of this year.
“The new American churches are spread geographically all over the continental US, from the West Coast to the East Coast,” Zabala pointed out.
Manalo will inaugurate approximately 300-seating capacity edifices in Bakersfield, California; Jersey City, New Jersey; Orange Park, Florida; and Lubbock, Texas.
The Texas church is the largest, with a 484-seating capacity for the main worship hall and another 150 people for the function hall.
The INC chapel that will be opened in Regina, Canada, seats 250 in the main hall and 100 in its function hall.