Name Changed to Grace Communion International


History / Exposure:

Roots of Worldwide Church of God

Worldwide Church of God History by Kenneth Westby
Double standards of the Armstrongs; suffering of the members leads to mass exit. Reveals how some of the same “new” doctrinal changes introduced in the 90s had been brought up to HQ in the 70s, yet were ignored.

Jack Kessler 1981 Letter to WCG Board of Directors
Reveals the evil of the continuing, persistent financial abuses and shocking moral depravity which was taking place in the WCG; plus revealing info on HWA’s lifestyle.

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. Shows what really happened in the 70s when many left. [offsite link]

Dropouts See Hucksterism Where They Once Saw God
Newspaper testimony from those who were exploited by WCG. Those who read this news article will notice carry-overs with certain totalistic WCG offshoots.

Hanky-Panky and Revolt in the Worldwide Church of God
Covers the 1972 date; misuse of funds by the Armstongs, how HWA would not listen to charges, and reveals 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]

What in the World is Worldwide Church of God Doing Now?
Includes selling the copyrights to HWA’s literature to Philadelphia Church of God for $3 million; sections at end: “What Are They Still Doing Today?” and “Need For Discernment.”

Was WCG Conducting Psychological Research Without Informed Consent?

Techniques to Gain Control
Covers techniques used on members; also replacing God with the “government” of the group.


Testimonies by Former Members of Worldwide Church of God

New Changes / Mainstreaming:

NOTE: Doctrine was used as a massive distraction in making WCG’s changes, and these changes were instigated through a layer of deception and confusion. We recommend reading the early letters to ESN which reveal more of what was happening after the changes and also how members were treated.

Worldwide Church of God and Herbert Armstrong
Covers background information on HWA, his Empire, and the maneuvers of their mainstreaming, etc.

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

OIU Newsletters (available as PDF download)
Looks behind the scenes at the real activities and associations pertaining to the “transformation” of the WCG (CGI) and their New Age agenda. (OIU FIVE and SIX are detailed reports surrounding the Ecumenical Movement and their current strategy involving the WCG (GCI) conglomerate.)

The Earl Williams Factor
Excellent testimony. Reveals how Williams was preaching grace way before Tkach, Sr. supposedly received his “truth about the New Covenant from God.” Includes how the author was shown by God that WCG was not “God’s true church.” Letters at end about how Atlanta was a “test area.”

Letter Exposing Outright Lies, Abuses and Sociopathic Behavior
Outstanding letter that reveals the truth about what was really going on at the time of the changes. 

Former Minister’s Resignation Letter to Joseph W. Tkach
Covers the exploitation members endured in WCG, the deceitful and abusive way the changes were made, and problems still remaining inside.

Video Sermon by Tkach to Worldwide Church of God Members, January 1995
Transcript shows the manner in which the new changes were first delivered to the members: with confusion, double messages, shouting and blaming (especially in Part Two).

The Day Joseph Tkach, Sr. Gave His New Covenant Sermon (What really happened?) Testimonies by those who heard the three-hour sermon.

Unavailable! The Worldwide News – Prior to September 1995
WCG says their WN’s are “not available before September 1995.” What is it they don’t want others to read? Quotes and comments from the 1994 WNs.  Double-speak, deceit and blame.

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

Honey, I Shrunk The Church (offsite link)
Exposé article on Worldwide Church of God and their new changes; published in New Times Los Angeles. Includes expose` info on Herbert Armstrong; his lavish lifestyle, double standards, alleged incest, etc.

GCI – New Age and Ecumenical Connections
Shows their ecumenical, New Age, liberal and Charismatic connections.

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
This booklet reveals GCI’s reverence for Herbert Armstrong.

Worldwide Church of God: Completion of Conspiracy


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

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)

What in the World is Worldwide Church of God Doing Now? (evolution, universalism, heaven and hell, etc. are covered in this article)

Grace Communion International Promoting Evolution (2011 letter to ESN; still relevant)

Quotes Proving Grace Communion International is Endorsing Evolution (2011 letter to ESN; still relevant)


Includes Testimonies from former members of PCG, RCG, CBCG, LCG, ICG, UCG; info on COGWA. Includes an offsite link to hundreds of organizational splits.


This section has tongue in cheek articles, including Tkach Jr. in 1993 denying changes were changes were coming; buzzwords and crazy statements by WCG/PCG ministers, and more.

PDF downloads

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


Go to Herbert W. Armstrong (many articles)