Doug Winnial has been a quiet fixture in the Living Church of God for many years. He provided a balance to the wild rhetoric of Rod Meredith. He has been a weekly fixture of weekly updates of the LCG that tended to be a little more grace-filled than the words of various other LCG ministers and leaders.
The last LCG members officially saw anything of him in print was October 19, 2017. This is about the same time Gerald Weston brought in his new Gestapo Chief, Rod McNair. Many LCG members do not look favourably on McNair and find him abusive and confrontational.
Ever since Weston's golden boy was elevated to more power in Charlotte, Winnail has not been heard from. With Weston's recent command to shut down its boondoggle Living University, Winnail was shoved to the wayside.
LCG wants to give the impression that it is ascending into the glory days of the church as a final witness to the world. LCG members know that this is NOT the case and are beginning to leave the church. They see a future filled with more rules and demands placed upon on them by leaders who are graceless and operate without mercy.