Church has deal for property

Consortium to buy Ambassador upper campus PASADENA — The Worldwide Church of God is selling the last piece of its former Ambassador College campus to the same consortium that bought the Ambassador Auditorium and surrounding administrative buildings last May, church officials confirmed Friday. An internal memo sent to Worldwide Church of God employees on Thursday […]

Worldwide Church of God leaving Pasadena

Officials moving headquarters to Glendora PASADENA — The Worldwide Church of God will soon leave the former Ambassador College campus, its home base for more than 50 years, for the smaller, less expensive trappings of an industrial building in Glendora. Bernard Schnippert, chief financial officer for the church, confirmed the Worldwide Church of God is […]

Ambassador Auditorium Is Sold

Harvest Rock Church and Maranatha High School buy that and other buildings on the 13-acre site in Pasadena. The Ambassador Auditorium and other key structures on the former Ambassador College campus in Pasadena have been purchased by a church and school, which plan to turn the vacant facilities into a private high school and concert […]

Worldwide Church of God sells remainder of campus

Auditorium preserved Harvest Rock, Maranatha pool funds, buy portion of Ambassador campus PASADENA — The Worldwide Church of God announced Friday it has sold a large portion of the remaining Ambassador campus to a consortium of local religious institutions, ending a controversial plan to build houses on the site. The highly anticipated deal will preserve […]

Sale of 5 Historic Pasadena Homes Draws Curious Crowd

The offer was irresistible: Five adjacent historic homes on Pasadena’s oldest street were on the market Saturday for the first time in decades. Lured by this unusual opportunity, throngs of people descended on the homes. Some were standing outside the properties at 9 a.m., waiting for real estate agents to open the doors. Yet, many […]

Doctrinal Aftershocks

Worldwide Church of God seeks a new start in the face of fresh opposition. Christianity Today, June 17, 2003 Marshall Allen in Pasadena Ten years ago, leaders in the Worldwide Church of God (WCG) began denouncing the fringe beliefs of their founder and transforming their church into an evangelical denomination. This revolutionary theological shift […]

Church Sells Armstrong’s Works

Nineteen books by founder sold to Worldwide Church of God splinter group. Christianity Today, June 17, 2003 By Marshall Allen Reversing course, the financially struggling Worldwide Church of God has agreed to sell the rights to 19 books by church founder Herbert W. Armstrong to a splinter group. Announced March 12, the $3 million […]

Church struggles with changes in its mission, financial woes

Pasadena Star News, Jan. 26, 2003 PASADENA — Mainstream religious people are usually more known for their insistence that they’ve found the truth rather than a willingness to admit their beliefs have been mistaken. But humility has been a hallmark of Worldwide Church of God leaders since they disowned the very non-mainstream beliefs of […]

Amazing Grace That Saved The Church

LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) – For a quarter-century, John and Shirley Damore did everything Herbert W. Armstrong told them to: They tithed up to 30 percent of their income, followed Old Testament dietary laws, and sent their children to schools run by the Worldwide Church of God. For this, the Damores and some 150,000 other church […]
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