Brief History:

Garner Ted Armstrong founded the Intercontinental Church of God and The Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association, both located in Tyler, Texas. He taught many of the same doctrines that his father, Herbert W. Armstrong taught.

GTA (along with Guy Carnes and Benny Sharp) later founded the Church of God International (CGI) in 1978.

The Church of God International Board of Directors finally removed GTA in 1998 from all positions he held in the church.

After parting ways with the CGI, Garner Ted Armstrong founded the Intercontinental Church of God in 1998 (Tyler, TX).

Garner Ted Armstrong died of pneumonia at age 73 in a Tyler, Texas hospital on September 15, 2003. His organization has a small TV outreach, plus a few radio stations. Intercontinental Church of God, in association with The Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelical Association, publishes the Twenty-First Century Watch.

After GTA’s death, his son Mark Armstrong (of ICG) continues to carry on GTA’s work.

Garner Ted Armstrong continued to believe until the very end that he was “God’s messenger” with the “truth of the Gospel.”

Much has been written on other websites regarding GTA’s lifestyle and how he constantly made excuses and covered up his sins. How can members continue to trust these kinds of leaders to lead them in the inspired Word of God?



Communiqué Requesting the Removal of Garner Ted Armstrong
(Document directed to HWA in 1973, expressing why GTA was not spiritually qualified to remain in high office. As a result, these ministers were slandered and accused. Also mentions that God does not deal with His church at this time by “special revelation.”)


Letter Regarding the Immorality of Garner Ted Armstrong
(This excellent letter was distributed to the Church of God International brethren and may be applied to all cases of evil that is propagated by those who have absolute power, no matter the name of the group. Covers whether we can judge another’s behavior.)

Garner Ted Armstrong Knew About the Money Racket
(Letter to ESN about a former member who knew GTA and how he said GTA stayed because of the money)


My Journey From the Depths of Despair


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