The Iglesia Filipina Independiente has the General Assembly as the highest governing body that meets every three years. The Executive Commission is mandated by the General Assembly to act on its behalf, when not in session, on matters ordinarily within its jurisdiction. The Executive Commission meets regularly during the ad interim period.

The Obispo Maximo presides as ex-officio Chairperson of the Executive Commission. Other members include the Chairperson of the National Lay Council, as ex-officio vice-chairperson; the General Secretary, as ex-officio secretary; the chairpersons of the Commission on Programs and Projects and the Commission on Business and Finance; five bishops elected by the Supreme Council of Bishops, five priests elected by the Council of Priests; and the three presidents of the national sectoral organizations of the men, women and youth of the Church.

Two other elected officers of the Church, the General Treasurer and General Auditor, are given permanent invitation by the Executive Commission to join during regular meetings. They are permitted to deliberate but not granted with the right to vote.




The Most Revd Rhee M. Timbang

Obispo Maximo


The Right Revd Joel O. Porlares

General Secretary


Mr. Saturnino C. Garvida

General Treasurer


Mr. Reynaldo M. Evangelista

Auditor General


The Right Revd Joselito T. Cruz

Chairperson, Supreme Council of Bishops
Representative for the South-Central Luzon Bishops Conference


The Right Revd Antonio N. Ablon

Representative for the Mindanao Bishops Conference


The Right Revd Ernesto F. Tadly

Representative for the North-Central Luzon Bishops Conference


The Right Revd Santiago R. Azaula

Representative for the Visayas Bishops Conference


The Right Revd Raul C. Tobias

Representative for the USA and Canada Conference


The Revd Noel Dionisio Dacuycuy

Chairperson, Council of Priests


 The Revd Jonash A. Joyohoy

Governor General, National Priests Organization


The Revd Felino S. Paguntalan

Representative, COP Visayas


The Revd Erahvilla M. Cabillas

Representative, COP South-Central Luzon


The Revd Richel E. Navarro

Representative, COP Mindanao


Mr. Donald Quio

Chairperson, National Lay Council


Mr. Pepito M. Pico

National President, Laymen of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente


Mrs. Menchu C. Millamena

National President, Women of the Philippine Independent Church


Mr. Carlo B. Acierto

National President, Youth of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente


Mr. Jerry M. Navarette

Chairperson, Commission on Business and Finance


The Rt. Revd Dindo C. Ranojo

Chairperson, Commission on Programs and Projects