Raised in Worldwide Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God & Offshoots


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“And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.” ~Psalms 55:6

Thousands of innocent children have had their lives shattered by growing up or being raised in Worldwide Church of God, or related abusive offshoot. Their writings, poems and testimonies reveal their pain, guilt, anguish and fears as they struggle to rebuild their lives. We dedicate these pages to them in order that they might receive validation, hope and encouragement on the path of recovery and to know they are not alone.

Letters from child survivors of WCG, PCG, and offshoots can also be found in our Letters.

[Note: Names have been changed for confidentiality on all testimonies and articles, unless otherwise noted.]


“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” ~ John 14:18


Healing From Spiritual Abuse




Note: Worldwide Church of God and its authoritative offshoots teach a false, cruel God. Any articles on this website that mention God are those that reveal a God whose love is everlasting, and who is full of mercy, grace and compassion, giving Himself freely to meet our deepest needs. He manifested His love to us by revealing Himself through His Son, Christ Jesus, who saves us eternally by His grace and not by any works that we might try to do. This website gives credit to Him for inspiring the contents therein. It would not be possible without Him.

This section of the ESN’s website was created in 2001 for child survivors of Worldwide Church of God & offshoots.