Saturday, 25 September 2010

Atty. Joey Lina: A Servant Leader

Atty. Jose "Joey" Lina was a native of Masampang, Victoria, Laguna. He is a certified public accountant. Have been in the public service for quite a long time. Served as a governor of Laguna, a Philippine Senator, the youngest senator during his tems, and cabinet member as a DILG secretary. He was born on December 22, 1951. Married to Loretta De Jesus Atienza, blessed with 6 children.

Graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 1975 with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and in 1979 he had gained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines. One of the top 10 in his class he has passed the Bar Exam in 1980.

After the 1986 revolution he has served as a Governor of Metro Manila. In 1987, he served as senator for two terms. In 1995 served as Governor of Laguna for two terms. In 2001 he served as a cabinet member for the Department of Interior and Local Government. He is one of the recipient of Ten Outstanding Young Men Awardees for Government Service. He currently has a radio program in DZMM entitled "Sagot Ko Yan" in which he managed to apply the word of God in his commitment to public service.

He has accomplished so much in government service and dedicated all these things to the Lord. For his family he is the role model keeping always in touch with the affairs of his family. According to him if you have managed your family well it will reflects to your constituency as well. Everything should start with the family first. In 1989 he has been renewed from that point on he has always consulting with the Lord in all his affairs. 

He advocated for servant leadership as what our Lord Jesus Christ have done to his disciples.

"You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:42-45)

Here's an interview with Joey Lina conducted by the 700 Club Asia.


  1. You can wash a pig and perfume the pig, tie purple ribbon on the pig but the pig will always return to their wallow.

    You can clean any pig but they will go get dirty again and there's nothing you can do about it.

    All people are sinful and can’t change their sinful ways.

    Only God can change us to a new creation because He is our Maker.

    Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

  2. The new birth or being born again of the Holy Spirit is not a religion.

    The new birth is not about morality. You may try to keep the 10 commandment, live by the golden rule, become a member of a church or any religious group, but that won’t save you from the fires of Hell at all.

    Going to church, baptized as a baby, grow up in a religious home, pray and fast often, prophesy, cast out demons and do wonderful works, pay your bills, be a good neighbor, keep out of jail, and live a clean moral life, all of these won't save you from the fires of Hell.

    You can not outweigh your good works with your bad works. Also, you can’t tell God on judgment day, "How much will I pay in order to enter Heaven?"

    The kingdom of God is not for sale!

    Purgatory and Reincarnation are all lies from the devil. Purgatory and Reincarnation never exists at all.

    Salvation is not found in a religion, but in the person of God’s only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ who died, buried and rose from the dead, and who said that He alone is the way, the truth, and the life.

    He alone defeated death, grave and Hell. Jesus Christ alone is the Saviour of the world.