LCG suffered a major loss a few weeks ago when a popular European minister, Mr. Roland Lecocq, decided to resign from serving LCG and aligned himself with COGWA. Although Mr. Lecocq has been careful not to sway any of the LCG brethren to blindly follow in his decision to leave LCG, it is anticipated that a large majority of the brethren in the areas he served will go with him to COGWA. There are also concerns that LCG will not be able to continue with their planned Feast site in Carry-le-Rouet, France as a direct result of Lecocq's departure.
It is not known specifically why Mr. Lecocq decided to leave LCG after so many years of faithful service. Although, it has been widely speculated that the domineering, uncompromising personality of Mr. Rees Ellis in combination with his lack of agreement with LCG's doctrinal upgrades is to blame. Lecocq was a close friend and confidant to the late Dibar Apartian and Dibar's concerns over the direction LCG was/ is heading likely factored into his decision to leave.
In true Living Church of God form, the American brethren have not, as yet been informed of this information. Meredith and crew are renowned for lacking transparency, openness and honesty.
Gerald Weston wrote the following update but it was not shared with the Americans:
Mr. Roland Lecocq, our minister in Switzerland, and his family have made the decision to move to another Church of God fellowship. We are saddened by their decision, but wish them well. They have served the Church faithfully for many years and we appreciate that service. Since he served as Secretary and Treasurer for the French association, he is continuing with those duties until they can be transferred to another individual in the next few weeks and he is being most helpful and faithful in the transition. Please show the upmost respect and love toward the Lecocqs as each of us must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling.