Intercontinental Church of God

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Intercontinental Church of God
ClassificationArmstrongism, Restorationist
FounderGarner Ted Armstrong
Tyler, Texas
Separated fromChurch of God International

The Intercontinental Church of God (ICG) is a seventh-day Sabbatarian Christian church currently headquartered in Tyler, Texas, USA, which was founded by Garner Ted Armstrong (1930-2003) in 1998.[1]

ICG produces a television program and has congregations in the United States, Canada and Australia[2].


Intercontinental Church of God is a splinter group of the Worldwide Church of God, whose founder was evangelist Garner Ted Armstrong's father, evangelist Herbert W. Armstrong. As such it holds to most of the distinctive beliefs taught by the Armstrongs such as the continuing validity of the Law of Moses (e.g., observing the seventh sabbath and annual holy days) for Christians, and the falsity of the Trinity, personality of the Holy Spirit, and immortality of the soul. [3] An idiosyncratic interpretation of biblical prophecy is strongly emphasized, particularly through their sister ministry, the Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association.[4]

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  1. ^ Garner Ted Armstrong, 73; TV Evangelist Formed Own Church After Break With Father - Los Angeles Times/September 16, 2003 - By Myrna Oliver - Obituaries
  2. ^ GTA TV programs
  3. ^ Church Statement of Beliefs
  4. ^ Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association website


  • "Garner Ted Armstrong and CGI Parting", The Journal - News of the Churches of God, Issue No. 12 (Jan. 30, 1998)
  • "Garner Ted Armstrong", National Obituary Archive
  • "1998", The Journal - News of the Churches of God, Timeline 1998
  • "Church of God Timeline: 1996 to 2004". The Journal, news of the churches of God. Archived from the original on 2 September 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  • Eugene V. Gallagher; W. Michael Ashcraft (October 2006). Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America: African diaspora traditions and other American innovations. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-275-98717-6. Retrieved 3 May 2011. The Intercontinental Church of God ... comes under the umbrella of his Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association. After his death in 2003, his son, Mark Armstrong, assumed control of The Intercontinental Church Of God and its affiliated organizations.

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