It was estimated at one time that the Radio/Worldwide Church of God had over 500,000 people pass through its doors over the 8 decades of its existence.
This was before the massive defections from the church in the mid to late 1990's.
Loyalists are quick to point out that these half million people were not converted
and had no desire to stay with the truth.
It always seems to be others fault instead of the institution's fault.
Even the current "larger" splinter groups cannot stop the defections.
On a good day, the Armstrongist Church of God movement is lucky to have 40-50,000 active tithe-paying members worldwide.