The Worldwide Church of God,
and various splinter groups
The Worldwide Church of God (WCG) was organized by Herbert W.
Armstrong in 1933. It was noted for:
Its practice of meeting on Saturdays,
Its belief in Anglo/British Israelism -- that the British (and by extension
Americans, Canadians, Australians, etc.) are the spiritual and literal descendants of the ancient
Its extensive and effective use of radio and later of television.
After Armstrong's death Many in the WCG left the church and joined or formed
groups. The WCG continues today as Grace Communion
International. It has made the difficult transition from a church of radical
teachings to become a regular evangelical denomination.