THE WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD, an
evangelical denomination with 70,000 members, is active in more than 100 countries and
territories and maintains its international headquarters in Pasadena, California. The Worldwide Church of God embraces
two broad purposes: To proclaim the gospel of the kingdom of God; and to make
disciples of those who are interested, baptizing them and teaching them the commands of
Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20). The Church is first and foremost a pastoral
organization. More than 1,800 ordained ministers n the Church serve members in over 840
congregations around the world.
Key facts about the Church in the Philippines
- About 25,000 people
attend Church services each year in 70 congregations and 31 Bible study sessions
throughout the Philippines.
- The office in the Philippines is one
of nine regional offices maintained worldwide to serve its members internationally.
- The Church emphasizes the Bible as
its guide to doctrine.
- The Church has an online Christian
magazine: New Life Asia
- The Church supports several
government-backed cooperatives in the Philippines which promote unity and advancement
among its members and the community.
- In January 1986, Church leader
Herbert W. Armstrong died. He was succeeded by Joseph W. Tkach who holds the office of
Pastor General and chief administrative officer of the church. Mr. Tkach is a long-time
Church minister and administrator. After his death in 1996, his son Joseph Tkach Jr.
- William J. Sidney is presently the
Regional Director of the Worldwide Church of God in the Philippines.
- The Worldwide Church of
GodPhilippines maintains NR Custodio & Associates as auditors.
- Powerpoint presentation: WCG - Philippines
and Northeast Asia, August 2001 Update