Gerald Waterhouse opened the Philippine office in Makati, Metro Manila, as growing numbers of Filipinos expressed interest in the Plain Truth magazine and other church publications.
The first baptism of the Worldwide Church of God (WCG) in the Philippines took place in Northern Luzon.
The WCG Manila congregation was planted. Plain Truth magazine mailing list peaked at around 200,000.
The World Tomorrow television program was aired over Channel 7. More local churches were planted and a number of Filipino church members were ordained to pastor them. The Philippine Office began to oversee church members scattered in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Micronesia.
Pastor General Herbert W. Armstrong conducted an evangelistic campaign at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. About 15,000 came to hear him.
Church membership in the Philippines reached the 5,000 mark.
The church was registered locally with the Securities and Exchange commission (SEC).
The Pastor General Joseph W. Tkach announced major doctrinal changes and the WCG moved towards evangelical orthodoxy. A large number of members left the church unable to accept the transformation of the denomination towards evangelical orthodoxy.
Pastors and leaders began to pursue further studies and training to equip themselves for the move and transformation towards evangelical orthodoxy.
WCG was granted an observer status in the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC).
Pastor General Joseph Tkach visited the Philippines and met with Philippine evangelical leaders in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
WCG was recognized as a member of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC).
40th year of the Worldwide Church of God in the Philippines. Eugene Guzon was appointed as the first national director of the WCG Philippines by Pastor General Joseph Tkach. The first National Board was inducted into office by the Superintendent of Missions Randal Dick. The nine members of the first National Board were the following: Amado Aquino, Jessup Bahinting, George Escara, Max Fabricante (chairman), Len Joson (secretary), Jose Manzano, Carlos Pizarro, Ezra Raduban and Rey Taniajura.
National Director Eugene Guzon was appointed as Missions Developer for the Philippines, North East Asia and the United Arab Emirates. As Missions Developer, he is responsible for promoting the missions work of the denomination in the region. This includes missions awareness programs, identification and development and mentoring of indigenous leaders, pastoral supervision, ensuring biblically sound teaching, and networking for the gospel.
The denominational name Worldwide Church of God (WCG) was changed to Grace Communion International (GCI) to reflect the denominational change to doctrinal orthodoxy. The name Worldwide Church of God continues to be used in other countries.
50th anniversary celebration of the denomination in the Philippines.