Is the Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association affiliated with any
Yes. The GTA Evangelistic Association is affiliated with the
Intercontinental Church of God which has its corporate headquarters at
Tyler, Texas and which was founded by Garner Ted Armstrong. There are a number of
chartered churches and fellowship groups throughout the United States and
in countries around the world.
contact us if you would like to know if there is a church
group near you.
Question: Where are your
We have churches throughout the
States and Canada as well as
UK-Scotland. See a complete list of our church locations
Question: What are your churches and church services like?
The local churches of the Intercontinental Church of God are friendly
and peaceful places where members of like minds worship together in unity.
Some of the elements you will experience:
CHURCH IS SAFE PLACE TO WORSHIP
Ps 46:1-2 Ps 46:5
CHURCH MEETS IN HARMONIOUS FELLOWSHIP
Ps 133 John 13:34 Acts 4:32 Phil 1:4 Phil 2:1
1 John 3 1 John 4
THE CHURCH EDIFIED BY THE WORD OF GOD
Rom 12:6 1 Cor 14:4 1 Cor 14:13
Eph 4:15-16 Col 3:16
CHURCH IS A LIGHT UNTO THE WORLD
CHURCH MEETS AND WORSHIPS IN UNITY
Rom 12:5 1 Cor 10:17 1 Cor 12:12
Gal 3:28 Eph 4:4
The local churches meet for services each Sabbath (Saturday) in the
morning or early afternoon. Some local churches meet in their own
buildings. Many meet in rented facilities and some fellowship groups
(smaller numbers) meet in the home of a local member. The church also
worships on Godís 7 Holy Days beginning with the Days of Unleavened Bread
in the Spring and culminating with the Feast of Tabernacles in the Fall.
Refer to our Holy Day calendar for specific dates and read our booklet,
Godís Seasonal Plan which describes each Holy Day in Godís Plan.
The Intercontinental Church of God maintains an "open door" policy and
everyone is welcome to attend services without obligation. Visitors are
not pressured to become members.
The Church Services---questions and answers:
What are your church services like?
Generally, church services for chartered churches last about 2 hours
and consists of the following format:
Hymn or Special Music
Sermon (live from local ministry or Mr. Armstrong on tape)
In addition, some of the chartered churches offer periodic Bible
Studies, Leadership Training and Forums which take place before or after
services. In addition the local church may provide a variety of fellowship
activities such as potlucks, picnics, special dinners, camping trips,
field trips and movie and game nights. Check with the church in your area
for further details.
Some smaller Fellowship Groups (not yet a chartered church) and some
locations without a regular minister will have a modified format.