|Is anyone listening?|
Even Auckland, where we filled up Epsom Girls Grammar School Hall to capacity each Sabbath to belt out Dwight Armstrong's hymns and listen to hour long sermons by worthies like Bob Morton and Jack Croucher.
But the years have gone by brethren, yea, even the decades and the WCG that we knew is no more. Papa Joe's Grace Communion International is a shadow of the original body, an insipid version of evangelicalism fed on the rat poison of Karl Barth and 'interpenetrated' by the trinitarian Torrances.
Putting aside the United Church of God for the moment we come to the LCG, Rod Meredith's remnant group. Depending on who you believe, its the third largest derivative group from ye olde WCG.
So how big are those LCG congregations? Gary Leonard has these stats up on his blog.
Assuming we're talking about attendance, which seems probable, these figures are a joke.LCG publishes list of ten largest congregations.1. Charlotte North Carolina 258
2. Kansas City Missouri 195
3. Chaguanas Trinidad 128
4. Ft. Lauderdale Florida 116
5. Houston Texas 115
6. Dallas Texas 113
7. Phoenix Arizona 107
8. Quezon City Metro Manila, Philippines 99
9. Kingston Jamaica 96
10. Christ Church Barbados 94
And it's clear big-talking Spanky and his 'evangelists' are a joke too.