No Church of God leader can have a legitimate empire without owning or imitating something that Herbert Armstrong touched or acquired. You too can start your own cult and live in luxury on the Ambassador Campus, just like HWA did! Better yet, you can dream dreams in one of the bedrooms and then have someone doubly-bless you in the basement and you will be set to go!
The home was a private residence until 1947, when Herbert W. Armstrong, leader of the Worldwide Church of God, came to town and began acquiring the lavish mansions on Millionaire’s Row to anchor his newly founded Ambassador College.
ulousThe educational institution was established as a liberal arts college, but its main mission was to prepare youth for life and service in the church. The church had a checkered history over the decades and was besieged by controversy and scandal.
In the ’90s the college was moved to Texas, and the church began selling off small parts of the once-thriving college.
Many of the buildings sat vacant for more than a decade, but this particular home was used for special events (e.g., it was a staging area for nuptials held in its gardens). Around the turn of the century, developers bought the 19-acre property and turned it into a community known as Ambassador Gardens. The development includes the three historic mansions, an original sunken Italian-style garden and other formal gardens, the Ambassador Auditorium, and a number of luxury townhouses, condos, and private residences.
Bob Thiel could run his mind boggling end time global empire from the basement and store his secrets behind the hidden room in the basement.
Perhaps Gerald Flurry can buy it and move it to Oklahoma. Better yet, Dave Pack can move it to Wadsworth and not have to worry about building his new home. Dave can then say he trained at Herbert's feet in this very building!
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