PCG No Larger Than 4th Size Among Groups with Origins in WCG

Gerald Flurry of the Philadelphia Church of God
Gerald Flurry


Finally got some more recent information on the size of Gerald Flurry’s improperly named Philadelphia Church of God (cf. Revelation 3:9).  This came from a pre-FOT news item :

Shane Granger, marketing director for the Philadelphia Church of God…said Edmond is one of 18 sites around the world that will be attended by 4,700 members of the Philadelphia Church of God, which has 200 congregations spread over 65 countries.

Last January, Stephen Flurry stated that PCG had a worldwide attendance of “about 5500.”  So either some have been lost or about 15%  of its membership was not expected to attend the Feast of Tabernacles.

Whether 4700 or 5500, this shows that PCG is apparently 4th in size amongst groups with origins in the old WCG (excluding GCI, which no longer claims to be a COG).  Because of its extra-biblical requirements for membership, etc., I am hesitant to conclude that PCG is actually a COG.

I expect to report more statistics on various COGs later as I run into more information.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include the following:

Teachings Unique to the Philadelphia Church of God Simply calling oneself ‘Philadelphia’ does not make one so (see Revelation 3:7-9), nor does Gerald Flurry calling himself “that prophet” or a variety of other titles make it so. This article provides many quotes from this group which tries to look faithful.
What is a True Philadelphian? Many claim to be part of the Philadelphia era of the Church, but is claiming enough? This article has biblical and historical evidence about who really are the Philadelphians.
Are the Laodiceans the Modern Sadducees and Pharisees? Discusses similarities of the Sadducees and Pharisees to various COGs in this end-time.
Samaritans: Old and New Who were the Samaritans? Do the represent true Christianity or something else?
The Philadelphia Church Era was predominant circa 1933 A.D. to 1986 A.D. The old Radio Church of God and old Worldwide Church of God, now best essentially represented by the Living Church of God.
Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders?
There have been many false leaders–here is some of why you should be concerned about them.

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