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Eugenio Isabelo Tomas Reyes Sanchez Jr.
July 11, 1966
|Occupation||Catholic lay preacher, entrepreneur, author|
|Organization||Light of Jesus Family|
|Children||Benedict Sanchez, Francis Sanchez|
Eugenio Isabelo Tomas Reyes Sanchez Jr. or widely known as Bo Sanchez is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, Catholic lay preacher and minister. He is known as the "Preacher in Blue Jeans" and the founder of Light of Jesus Family, also known as The Feast.
He was born on July 11, 1966 in Caloocan to Eugenio and Pilar Sanchez.
On September 9, 1980, the Light of Jesus held their first prayer meeting at the Sanchez home in Quezon City. On September 16, at the second prayer meeting of the group, 13-year old Bo Sanchez gave his first talk. He has not stopped preaching since. In 1996, he also founded the Anawim, a facility for taking care of abandoned elderly people in Rizal.
His work as a lay preacher has brought him all over the world. Bo has received many recognitions and awards in the Philippines and the Church. These include winning the Ten Outstanding Young Men award in 2006 and the Serviam Award, the highest award a lay Catholic may receive, from the Catholic Mass Media Awards in 2007.
He is the founder of one of the religious communities in the Philippines, the Light of Jesus Family. The community, as of 2016, has 35,000 members in the Philippines and the rest of the world Through this, he founded two gatherings, the annual inspirational convention Kerygma Conference (which was founded on 2006) and the weekly fellowship and worship called "The Feast" in 200 areas in the country and other parts of the world.
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