Tracing its origins directly to the small, scattered 1st century Church that Jesus Christ personally founded in Jerusalem, the Worldwide Church of God bears the commission of proclaiming the advance good news of the restoration of the government of God to this earth. Through an extensive publishing and broadcasting program, the Church presents- free of charge-to any that desire it the long-suppressed truth of the Bible. The Worldwide Church of God does not solicit monetary contributions from the general public. It is nonproselytizing and nonpolitical. Clockwise from left, above: linked by a satellite network, Herbert W. Armstrong addresses more than 100,000 of the Church fellowship worldwide; some of the more than one hundred separate Church publications; hymn singing at Church services.