Our Story

We are an international Christian fellowship with about 50,000 members formed into 900 churches spread across 100 countries. We began as a denomination in Oregon in 1934. Today our international administrative home office is located in Glendora, California. We are members of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) in the United States, and similar organizations in other countries. To learn more about us, click on the links below and at left.

    Our transformation

    As a denomination, GCI experienced a transformation that has been called historically unprecedented. To read a summary about that transformation, click here. Also, here are books and videos that describe our journey:

    • The book Transformed by Truth, written by GCI president, Joseph Tkach. Used copies are available on amazon.com and the text of the book is posted on this website for free.
    • The book Liberation of the Worldwide Church of God, written by GCI board member J. Michael Feazell. It is available from amazon.com.
    • The video Called to be Free, produced by Living Hope Video Ministries. Click here to order a copy (DVD or VHS) and here to watch it on YouTube. Living Hope Video Ministries is not affiliated with GCI.

    In 2009, we changed our name in the U.S. from Worldwide Church of God (WCG) to Grace Communion International (GCI) to better reflect who we are and what we teach. For a press release about our changes, click here. For a letter of further explanation, click here.

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