Church Near Me
Is the Garner Ted Armstrong
Evangelistic Association affiliated with any church?
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 churches
We have churches throughout the
and Canada as well as
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
Psalm 46:1-2 Psalm 46:5
CHURCH MEETS IN HARMONIOUS FELLOWSHIP
Psalm 133 John 13:34 Acts 4:32
Philippians 1:4 Philippians 2:1
1 John 3 1 John 4
THE CHURCH EDIFIED BY THE WORD OF GOD
Romans 12:6 1 Corinthians 14:4 1
Ephesians 4:15-16 Colossians 3:16
CHURCH IS A LIGHT UNTO THE WORLD
CHURCH MEETS AND WORSHIPS IN UNITY
Romans 12:5 1 Corinthians 10:17 1 Corinthians 12:12
Galatians 3:28 Ephesians 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 God’s 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, God’s Seasonal Plan which describes each Holy Day in God’s
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.