Worldwide Church of God is Now Known as Grace Communion International



Roots of Worldwide Church of God

Worldwide Church of God History by Kenneth Westby
Transcription of tape by Kenneth Westby; exposes the double standards of the Armstrongs and the suffering of the members that finally led to the exit of many WCG evangelists, ministers and members in the 70’s.

Jack Kessler 1981 Letter to WCG Board of Directors
Reveals the evil of the continuing, persistent financial abuses and shocking moral depravity and cover-up, which was taking place in the Worldwide Church of God headquarters.

Robert Gerringer 1975 Letter to Charles Hunting (Reveals how Herbert Armstrong was confronted time and again with doctrinal issues and failed to change. Covers double standards, false prophecies, bad fruit, the lack of intellectual freedom of the members to think for themselves, etc.) [offsite link]

Hanky-Panky and Revolt in the Worldwide Church of God
Article originally published in True magazine. Covers the 1972 date; misuse of funds by  the Armstongs, how HWA. would not listen to charges, and exploitation and suffering of members.

Beware “Ambassadors” Bearing Gifts!
A tragic story of what happened to one member after he responded to Herbert Armstrong’s pleas for more money. [offsite link]

Newspaper articles on Worldwide Church of God
Especially see “Misuse of funds charged – Church leaders criticized” [offsite link]

Was WCG Conducting Psychological Research Without Informed Consent? (detailed letter to ESN)

Testimonies by Former Members of Worldwide Church of God

New Changes / Mainstreaming:

NOTE: The leaders that took the Worldwide Church of God through the changes in the nineties were the same men who were present during the doctrinal upheavals of the seventies.

What Really Occurred With Worldwide Church of God (GCI) (Very important information; detailed)

Worldwide Church of God and Herbert Armstrong
Background information on HWA; the Armstrong movement; maneuvers of mainstreaming.

Honey I Shrunk The Church
Includes info about HWA’s lavish lifestyle.

Fun With Prophecy
Ron Kelly of WCG shaming and blaming members for believing in HWA’s prophecies (transcript of his sermon with comments by ESN). 

Worldwide Church of God: Completion of Conspiracy

How Did the Worldwide Church of God Get Away With it?

On Apostasy–A Radical Proposal (Letter to WCG, Philippines)
Reveals the disturbing direction WCG (GCI) is headed doctrinally; includes New Age authors WCG has endorsed. This 2006 letter reached close to 350 ministers, including those at HQs. Still applicable today.

A Rebuttal to Michael Morrison
This is the rebuttal to Morrison’s reply regarding “On Apostasy–A Radical Proposal.” It was later sent to more than a hundred WCG ministers and members. (covers New Age; spiritual Israel, etc.) Still applicable today.

Worldwide Church of God Whitewashes Herbert Armstrong After New Changes
Includes quotes from GCI’s 2019 booklet.

Transformed by Truth Kept on Grace Communion International Website

Grace Communion International and Their Heretical Beliefs (letter to ESN in 2019) (includes 12-11-2019 update about GCI still promoting a “second chance” after death)

Outsider’s Inside Update™ (Newsletters of Understanding) (OIUs) (available as PDF download)


This section has tongue in cheek articles on the new changes; buzzwords and crazy statements by WCG/PCG ministers.


Includes Testimonies from the first four groups we cover and offsite link to hundreds of organizational splits.

PDF downloads

Books on WCG & HWA; ESN book reviews on Mystery of the Ages, Sabbath booklet; Outsider’s Inside Update Newsletters.


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