Adventism
Worldwide Church of God
Among those who participated in the founding of the Church of God (Seventh-day, Salem, WV) with its emphasis on sabbaterianism and the celebration of Jewish festivals rather than Christian holidays, was Herbert W. Armstrong. In 1934, he founded a radio ministry out of Eugene, Oregon, which he named the Radio Church of God. That ministry grew into the most successful branch of the sabbatarian Church of God, and was eventually renamed the Worldwide Church of God. Over the years, Armstrong proposed a number of innovative doctrines, all of which were rejected in the 1990s by his successors. By the end of the 1990s, the Worldwide Church of God had left its Adventist roots and aligned to the contemporary theologically orthodox Evangelical movement.