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Herbert W Armstrong

Birthplace: Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, United States
Death: January 16, 1986 (93)
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Horace Elon Armstrong and Eva Armstrong
Husband of Loma Isobelle Armstrong and Ramona Armstrong
Father of Beverley Lucile Gott; Richard David Armstrong; Garner Ted Armstrong and Dorothy Jane Mattson
Brother of Mabel Armstrong; Mary Lucille Edmundson; Russel Maxwell Armstrong and Dwight L. Armstrong

Occupation: Pastor General Worldwide Church of God.President Ambassador College.
Managed by: Colin Bruce Milne
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About Herbert W Armstrong

Herbert W. Armstrong (31 July 1892 – 16 January 1986) founded the Radio Church of God which was incorporated 21 October 1933 and was renamed Worldwide Church of God 1 June 1968, as well as starting Ambassador College (later Ambassador University) 8 October 1947. He was an early pioneer of radio and tele-evangelism, first taking to the airwaves on 7 January 1934 from the 100-watt station KORE Eugene, Oregon. Armstrong preached what he claimed was the comprehensive combination of doctrines in the entire Bible, in the light of the New Covenant scriptures, which he maintained came directly from the Bible. These theological doctrines and teachings have been referred to as Armstrongism by non-adherents. His teachings included the interpretation of biblical prophecy in light of British Israelism, and required observance of parts of the Mosaic Law including seventh-day Sabbath, dietary prohibitions, and the covenant law "Holy Days".

Armstrong proclaimed during his lifespan that, behind world events, loomed various Biblical prophecies. In late 1951, Dr. Herman Hoeh (a then recent graduate of Ambassador College) said, with conviction, that Mr. Armstrong was "an apostle", one sent forth with the same commission as the early disciples were given, to preach the good news message. Mr. Armstrong oftentimes said that, like John the Baptist (Elijah), he was a voice preaching in a spiritual wilderness of religious confusion. For this reason he was considered to be both an "Apostle" and end-time "Elijah" proclaiming as God's representative the Gospel of God's Kingdom to the World before the return of Jesus Christ. He also founded the Ambassador International Cultural Foundation, which promoted the arts, humanities, and humanitarian projects. Through his role with the foundation, Armstrong and his advisers met with heads of governments in various nations, for which he described himself as an "ambassador without portfolio for world peace."

Taken from Wikipedia on April 27, 2016.

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Herbert W Armstrong's Timeline

July 31, 1892
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, United States
May 9, 1918
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, United States
Iowa, United States
October 13, 1928
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
February 9, 1930
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
January 16, 1986
Age 93
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, United States