Children of God
In 1969, when the cult currently known as "The Family International" had grown to about 100 members, they were dubbed the "Children of God" (or COG) by the news media (originally by a newsman in Camden, New Jersey). Until then they had been known as Teens for Christ, but the name stuck and was soon adopted as their official title. By 1972, there were 130 Children of God colonies scattered throughout the world. Today, the group claims close to 10,000 members in about 100 countries (see: statistics).
- ChildrenOfGod.com – Official history of the COG (pre-TFI).