Sunday, June 29, 2008

What Happens If There Is A Murderer In Your Congregation?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Excerpts From Actual Watchtower Abuse Lawsuits

What Happens When A Case of Child Abuse Is Reported To The Watchtower?

The Legal Department at Bethel is immediately notified and the first thing they do is send out this questionnnaire to be filled out by the Presiding Overseer. Their main concern is certainly not the victim. It is to make sure that the Society will not be held responsible.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Jehovah's Witnesses and Jimmy Swaggart

From The Watchtower - May 15, 1960, page 295: "The Scriptures justify the 'war strategy' of hiding true facts from the enemy."
Few Jehovah's Witnesses know the truth about The Watchtower Society and Jimmy Swaggart's Why did the Watchtower Society change its literature distribution program in 1990, and stopped charging for literature in the door to door work and at the kingdom Halls? Jehovah's Witnesses believe the Governing Body simply instituted a "simplified" arrangement. Few know the change really took place because Jimmy Swaggart lost his case in court and he was going to be charged tax on hte items that his religion sold. That meant that all religions would now have to be tax on items sold. So, in order to avoid paying taxes. in a February 21, 1990 letter to congregations, the Society explained the new policy this way:
By adopting a method of literature distribution based completely on donation, Jehovah's people are able to greatly simplify our Bible education work and separate ourselves from those who commercialize religion. (The Watchtower Organization never tells the truth about the changes it makes.)
However, this is what really happened:
Early 1980 State of California informs Jimmy Swaggart Ministries that tax is due for religious books and tapes sold in the state since 1974. Swaggart eventually pays the tax--$183,000.00--but sues for a refund. The case begins moving toward the U.S. Supreme Court.
February, 1989 U.S. Supreme Court rules it is illegal for Texas (and 14 other states) to exempt religious books from sales tax. Some states had been taxing religious books all along.
Summer, 1989 WT Society gives away "free" books released at U.S. conventions. Witnesses are instructed to place donations in contribution boxes to cover the cost.
June 22, 1989 Watchtower Society, files amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Jimmy Swaggart case. Others filing similar briefs include National Council of Churches and Society for Krishna Consciousness.
January 17, 1990 U.S. Supreme Court rules against Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, declaring that the sales tax must be paid.
February 9, 1990 WT Society writes letter to congregations announcing that literature will no longer be sold at Kingdom Hall and no price will be set in door-to-door distribution.
February 25, 1990 February 9th letter from Society is read at Sunday meetings of Jehovah's Witnesses across the United States.
March 1, 1990 New policy of distributing literature without naming a price goes into effect.
The March 15, 1990, WATCHTOWER magazine and March 22nd AWAKE!--printed earlier--still say "25 cents (U.S.) a copy" and "$5.00 (U.S.) per year." The April 1, 1990, Watchtower no longer carries a price.
March 11, 1990 Announcement is made at Kingdom Halls in the U.S. that food will be available at no cost, on a freewill donation basis, at JW conventions.
Since many JWs refuse to believe the Society actually filed a legal brief in Jimmy Swaggart's case, as evidence we have put up a photo of the Court's cover page.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

According to AWAKE, January 8, 1947, Disfellowshipping is Pagan

What Do Bethel and Star Trek Have In Common?

PLEASE, stop emailing me, for goodness sakes. This is a joke, just a joke! It's also rather an inside joke at that. I was talking to some people about the Watchtower's ability to translate it's literature into so many languages and I guess I got carried away. I apologize but I still think it's funny.

I have it on pretty good authority that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society actually actually produced a functional Universal Translator down in John Kurzen's office in the Carpenter Shop. However, they ended up selling the rights to make them to Gene Roddenberry, the creator of star Trek, who made extensive use of them on the Enterprise. You probably didn't realize that all those guys on Star Trek were actually speaking their native tongues, which was then translated on the fly into English by the device they bought from the Watchtower organization. The Society had to sell it because, although it was quite good at translating Klingon, it tended to overheat badly when translating Watchtower articles. They briefly tried to use it to translate Bethel Office memos into language all the new Bethelites could understand, but again it tended to overheat. The last straw was when one of the UTs blew up trying to translate John Booth's morning text comments into English. Since they couldn't use it themselves, the only thing left to do was to sell it to Gene Rossenberry. Too bad, after all the work Dean Songer put into it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A GIilead Student From Thailand

A young Thai girl who came to new York to attend the Gilead School in upstate South Lansing, New York, had a mental breakdown. Staff members pleaded with President Knorr to send her home by plane, under supervision. He adamantly refused and gave instructions to send her home alone, "the cheapest way possible." She was sent to San Francisco by train and had passage booked for her on a ship to Thailand.
Evidently suffering another breakdown, she jumped overboard. The ship circled but never found her in the shark-infested waters. The captain sent a radiogram to the headquarters in Brooklyn. The switchboard operator, Arthur Barnett, received the message and receptionist Russell Kurzen also learned of the tragedy. The distressing news was then relayed to several members of the staff. When Knorr heard that the news was being circulated among the headquarters personnel, he was furious. Both men were reprimanded, and removed from their positions for revealing the contents of the radiogram.
[...] There was no announcement at Gilead School or at Bethel headquarters about the incident. [...] The young girl from Thailand was never mentioned again.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

2008 District Assembly Drama on You Tube

2008 District Convention Drama is now on You Tube.

This is scene one. All the scenes have been posted by a user named issolis.
This drama tried to cover just about everything and on a really slippery slope: apostacy, materialism, higher education, idolatry, dressing all fancy, not being poor, making big old fat idols to be placed in the arena. And how twisted was the girl who watched her buddy get killed by lions. Are they really that desparate for viewers. Its like the plot of a poorly thought out SciFi Channel series that only makes it two episodes.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Bible Tells Us Not To Go Beyond The Things Taught

The Watchtower is exactly like the Pharisees of their day. Rules, Rules and More Rules!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Latest Statistics From Special Elders Meeting in the United States

Latest Staff Count
Brooklyn Home: 1716
Patterson Home: 1036
Walkhill Home: 1149
Total 3901
2000 have left bethel in the last 3 years
Of those 2000, 225 have become Special Pioneers
47 took up Regular Pioneer Service
1728 returned to congregations as Regular Publishers
70% of the bethel family has more than 5 years service
6% have between 5 and 24 years of service
24% have more than 25 years full time service

Sunday, June 15, 2008

From The Canadian District Convention

Interesting notes from the first round of district conventions in Canada: A new tract entitled "You Can Trust the Creator!" was said to be prepared uniquely for aboriginals in Canada.
Secondly, unrelated to the above-mentioned tract, was the announcement that there WILL be a campaign just before next year's international conventions to invite the public (worldwide, I imagine).
Jehovah's Witnesses always find a way to court the poor and indigent. Not to help them, but to manipulate them with fear into joining the Watchtower religion.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

News From Bethel and The Governing Body

There are big things happening over at the Watchtower Society and it isn't all good. Just remember you heard it here first.
There is a power struggle going on between Losch and Jaracz. Jaracz has had health problems for the last year or two and so is not as able to do as much as he once did. Losch is trying to become the new charismatic leader and he is challenging Jaracz more and more. Losch believes that the Watchtower of the early 90's where they were soft on education was the work of apostates and this led directly to a major decrease in growth (Jehovah let apostates write the Watchtower!?) Anyway, this is why they are now taking a hardline on education.
Barr is the only one really standing up to Losch. We'll see what happens.
Oh, by the way, wouldn't it be interesting if the name Jehovah's Witnesses was changed? (More on that later.)

Friday, June 13, 2008

J.F. Rutherford At 22 Years Old

Before Rutherford discovered how profitable being the head of a religion could be, he was a stenographer and was featured in their magazine.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Watchtower August 15, 2008 Shows That The Watchtower Is Increasingly Concerned About The Influence of "Apostates"

What I find amazing is that they NEVER tell you what the "Apostates" say about them that we are not to believe.
Besides, if the "Apostates: are telling lies, what power would a liar have in telling things easily disproved? What bad argument made by a hater could not be defeated by a better and more factual one? How can Apostates be so powerful that you must treat them as monsters rather than pathetic distorters of truth?
Fact of the matter is this. What the Organization is suffering from is MORAL COWARDICE!
The weakness of their position leaves them without actual rebuttal! Consequently, they must pump up the volume on the monstrous evil of those who might expose their enfeeblement; reciting the true history of their false prophecies.
How did Jesus deal with those who followed him and turned against him?
With Judas, Jesus told him to do what he must do quickly! No fear, no bother, no condemnations or turning a deaf ear in Jesus' behavior. Jesus even allowed Judas to approach and kiss him on the cheek! Peter denied him 3 times! Jesus rewarded him with the KEYS of the KINGDOM!! Jesus did not browbeat him or condemn him or use Peter as an example of what behavior to avoid. Jesus quietly OVERLOOKED Peter's shabby treatment!! Why the disparity between Jesus attitude and the Organization's paranoia? MORAL COWARDICE!
The FDS cannot morally defend their wretched past! They cannot own up to heaping shame on Jehovah's name by associating their failed prediction with Divine Direction! Their covert fellowship with the Wild Beast and the False Prophet is indefensible!
Morality is inconsequential to this organization because it has an amoral agenda! Their only resort is Ad Hominem attacks, cult pressure and ignominious pretense at righteous indignations!
Jesus stood toe to toe and face to face with his accusers and dealt with their complaints, issues, wrong ideas and inconsistancies. How?
By answering them point by point and asking them pointed questions in return! Why? HE WAS NOT A MORAL COWARD!
Truth is a two-edged sword; an amazing weapon no lie can stand against! There is nothing in the FDS scabbard but a handle and broken blade. It snapped in two hacking away at the Gordian Knot of scriptural knowledge they could not unravel because they never had the Holy Spirit, Jesus' Kingdom nor Jehovah's direction!!
The FDS is the Evil Slave that browbeats those trying to do a good job for the master. They've taken advantage of the delay (the Armageddon predicted which never seems to come!) to abuse the little ones and pressure them with great burdens that make no sense.
Moral Cowardice is empty of rebuttal on merit. It calls names and points fingers and hides its shame by puffing up and pretending virtues where they do not exist!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

The District Convention Sunday Drama on MP3

In case anyone wanted it.
Here it is on MP3.
Right-Click the link at the bottom of that page with the red arrow next to it, and "save target as..."

This drama is so full of fictionalized events and suppositions it made me gag.

One part of the drama was telling the audience that the character is teaching his own! Well we certainly couldn't claim that the Armageddon happening in 1914, 1918, 1925 & 1975 was the teachings of Russell, Rutherford & Franz...oh no those were definitely Jehovah's teachings !!!! ....and Jehovah was wrong. Jehovah hates college and thinking too which is why Jesus just fixed the Pharisees instead of condemning them as vipers. Organizations like the Watchtower that are controlling beyond the spirit of the law reign supreme with Jesus and Jah!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

An Elder's Letter of Resignation To The Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses

Dear Sirs: After many years of service as an elder, and several decades of dedication I have decided to resign as an elder. My time as an elder was not troublesome. I was effective, well-respected, and used beyond the average uses that an elder can expect. I believe then that I have earned the right to speak my mind. Further providing some feedback should prove helpful. It may be that something that I say may help you to troubleshoot problems that I am certain you see in this organization. I would like to say first that this letter is directed primarily to the Teaching Committee of the Governing Body and secondly to the GB as a whole. I would really appreciate it if this letter is forwarded to them unedited. Anyone else reading this letter is, in my opinion, not primarily responsible for the problems that I describe here. I have served as an elder for nearly half of my adult life. I loved the job. It was a childhood goal, a dream come true. And I would have continued to serve till my dying day if certain circumstances had not caused my conscience to propel me in a different direction. My service was going well. But as time wore on it became increasingly difficult to balance congregation, religion and life demands. All of the activities in the organization (meetings, service, hospitality, meeting preparation, personal study, CO visits, circuit assemblies, district assemblies, Special Assembly Days, helping the weak...) plus the activities as an elder requires at least 20-30 hours a week. Add to that a forty hour per week job and it becomes apparent that the average Witness works a 60-70 hour week! No wonder we call ourselves "busy people."
After a time, when one works that much there are essential things that begin to suffer. Things like getting a good nights rest, taking good care of one's physical health, eating properly, and exercising, regular physical and dental checkups, helping our children with their homework, giving our children a well-rounded view of life, spending real quality time with our families; And doing things other than running between "theocratic" activities and work, paying our bills, staying out of debt and not living paycheck to paycheck. Particularly in a large city this way of living becomes unbearable. In our case our weight began to climb with no sign of coming down, and I was in danger of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. My wife developed numerous stress related illnesses. It became plain that the work would never end. The only way to deal with it was to "juggle." That meant practicing triage on everything, with never enough leftover time to go back and finish before some new "theocratic activity" was thrust upon us. This was becoming an untenable situation. Furthermore, articles that encourage "balance" and personal care only pour on more guilt, as Witnesses are encouraged to do this while conducting "theocratic" activities. Further these activities are said to MORE important than caring for one’s own family. (km 6/03 p. 1 par. 1 The Christian Ministry—Our Main Work) Never is there talk of shorter or fewer meetings, trading one activity for another, never allowance for people to "count time" caring for their family or the sick in the congregation. (w86 1/1 p. 19 par. 9 Building for an Eternal Future, w87 2/1 p. 15 par. 1 Doing Our Utmost to Declare the Good News) I knew that it would not be long before we would just "break down." So to prevent this I "stepped down." Now this in itself is not as bad as it sounds.
I could have slowed down, regrouped, streamlined my family's affairs and come back strong. In the publications there are many stories of Witnesses who "simplify" their lives for the "Kingdom." (w97 10/1 p. 26 Is the Spirit of the World Poisoning You?) Additionally many people run into similar situations at their jobs. But in the Witness case, unlike with a job, we feel trapped with nowhere to go and no one to turn to. Further there is little hope of change because these demands are made by men (women are probably out of that loop) who have little concept of day-to-day living. They go about their lives in an ideal environment. Their meals are cooked, clothes are cleaned, suits are pressed, laundry is done, rooms are cleaned, cars are fixed almost for free, sundry and miscellaneous items are available at cost from a commissary, they have no commuting time or expense, vacation travel is discounted. Further they have the respect, and at times honor bordering on worship from their congregations, and most of this is paid for by the very publishers who they then ask even more from. (How such men can ask so much from ordinary people who are actually paying their bills, in my opinion, is "biting the hand that feeds them.") But I could have stayed the course.
However I then realized how systemic the flaws are. There is so much more that is wrong. Here are a few of the more egregious problems: For one, all Witnesses and particularly elders are asked to serve, on their personal time with no compensation. This hurts us and our families. Yet you tout this as proof that we are the "true religion" because it sets us apart from Christendom. (w03 8/1 p. 20 “You Received Free, Give Free”, w01 6/1 p. 16 par. 15 “If God Is for Us, Who Will Be Against Us?”) Yet Jesus, Paul and others in the first century made it clear that workers working this hard evangelizing, devoting this much time, were deserving of wages. (Matthew 10:10; 20:8, (Luke 10:7) Another issue is that elders are asked to deal with extremely sensitive problems with little training beyond repetitious doctrinal training. I could no longer stomach a system where I was asked to deal with problems so massive that I saw no hope of really resolving anything using the resources provided. Reading cutting edge, sound information in the areas of psychology and self-help is forbidden as it is not "Bible-based." Elders are forced to "wing it" with peoples lives.
Further elders are entrusted with a lot of sensitive information yet many times are not even encouraged to pick up a pen and take meaningful notes as therapists and social workers are required to do. And the standard advice is pray more, attend meetings and go in "service." (w05 6/1 p. 29 Do Not Give Up in Doing What Is Fine; w05 7/15 p. 29 Are You Faithful in All Things?; w04 5/1 p. 14 Youths, Are You Building for the Future?; w04 8/15 p. 23 Tired but Not Tiring Out) Telling people with deep personal problems to take precious and scarcely available personal time, go out with literature and pretend that they can fix the problems of others made less sense the more I dealt with them. To insinuate that it is selfish for them to focus on themselves, but instead to focus on giving to others, solves nothing for them. In fact it just creates more problems. (g02 9/22 p. 22 Why Doesn’t My Parent Love Me?) And telling them that there are problems only God can fix deempowers them, making them even more vulnerable. Yet this is all that you effectively allow us to offer them. In some cases these individuals are known child molesters. Yet you reject known research in this area and insist that is God's Will for them to go to the doors of the public AND allow, even encourage them to talk to children! (km 11/88 p. 4 par. 4 Presenting the Good News—To Children) One day the lawsuits may very well banrupt you. And yet, for as bad as this sounds, it gets worse. As I mentioned I was willing to stay the course. I was content to try and either affect change from within, or at the very least continue to "walk the line" while helping those around me. If this had been the extent of the problem I was willing to continue to strive for "perfection," continue to hone my effectiveness. I was loyal. "This was God's organization run by imperfect men. They were going to make mistakes. My job is to work with them for they are "Christ's brothers." They have spent over 120 years perfecting this method of serving God. Their doctrine is sound. Did they not predict 1914?"
And it was that thought that prompted me to take a closer look at the doctrine. I was horrified. Even a cursory examination of WT doctrine shows it to be terribly flawed. It is a patchwork of illogical, conflicting statements all aimed at proving the world's end to be "at hand." Nothing holds, no statement can be taken at face value, for it soon changes. To give an example: Recently a James Rayford made the comment at an SAD that the prophecy of Matthew 24:14 has been fulfilled. But this claim had been made eleven years earlier in 1995! (w95 9/1 p. 18 Christian Witnesses for Divine Sovereignty) So what has changed? Were you wrong in '95? If so, how do you know that you are right now? Can you tell us? How do you really know that all other religions are about to be wiped out? By a liberal Congress and a Christian president beating the drums in the Security Council no less? You have been wrong so many times before, I think we are owed an explanation that makes sense beyond the usual "faithful slave" or "historical evidence proves" explanations? Present THE EVIDENCE. Another example: How do you explain this comment of Jesus? (Luke 21:7-8) "7 Then they questioned him, saying: “Teacher, when will these things actually be, and what will be the sign when these things are destined to occur?” 8 He said: “Look out that YOU are not misled; for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The due time has approached.’ Do not go after them." Your currently available publications do not even address this Scripture. It would appear to be urging alert Christians not to follow men who proclaim the "end" being near. Or do you consider yourselves exempt because you are "God’s Channel?" Then where is the independent proof, where is THE EVIDENCE that you are above this Scriptural standard? Oh maybe you are now thinking that you as the Governing Body are supposed to know because the "faithful slave" knows. But herein lies another problem: Direction by the "faithful slave" is little more than a fantasy! Why do I make such a bold assertion? The “faithful slave is defined by you as the remnant of the 144,000 who are left on earth. (w95 8/1 p. 16 par. 10 Taught by Jehovah Down Till This Day) We recognize them as the Memorial emblem partakers. I served as a Presiding Overseer for a while. And I know that no effort is made to contact or even know who "the emblem partakers," "the anointed," the members of this "faithful slave" are. Every Memorial the elders send in a little card with a count of partakers for the congregation. If someone partakes for the first time, elders who are not anointed decide if this person should be counted! Further, no data is sent to HQ on these people, no address, and no phone number. Just a little card with a total on it. The card is a postcard. It doesn't even go in a sealed envelope before it gets mailed. It does even have to be signed by the elders. More attention is given to a notification of disfellowshipping than to this most important piece of correspondence. Further there is no two way communication (or even one way) attempted with "anointed ones" when the Circuit Overseer comes for his congregation visit. He will have meetings with the elders, the pioneers, but not with the "anointed." If anything, you say that he (the CO) is your "direct representative." Yours, the Governing Body’s. Yet the CO is usually not a "faithful slave" member. Yet he tells "anointed ones" what to think and do. So the message seems to be that you do what you want with impunity. And you get away with this because you have made this organization afraid to question you. Even the "faithful slave" is afraid to question you. Rather than being humble servants you appear to be more like the ancient Pharisees who Jesus said had "seated themselves in the seat of Moses." (Matthew 23:2) Which brings me to my final point: When you read this letter my resignation will have been processed. A timeline will be hard to establish. And this letter's point of origin will not be my true location. Why would someone who has worked for this organization for so many years, well respected in his congregation feel the need for this kind of anonymity?
You say that Jehovah has allowed evil so that Satan could have a voice. That in so doing Jehovah's sovereignty would be vindicated. (w91 2/15 p. 11 par. 5 A Corresponding Ransom for All) Are you acting the way that you say Jehovah does? You are to be kings in "Jehovah's Kingdom." But you do not seem to act like it. You apparently dissemble about where the organization gets its direction since you could not honestly be acting as spokespersons for an entity you do not speak with. You do not honestly just acknowledge that the organization's direction really comes from a few imperfect men with some experience as elders. You silence dissent. You discourage questioning. Furthermore you refuse to openly and honestly discuss these issues. Rather you attack those who raise these questions, calling them apostates, traitors and generally avoiding the issues and questions raised. After realizing all of these things it became clear to me that I could not continue to perpetuate a system such as this by being an elder. Nor will I ever do so again as long as these issues remain undealt with. In many ways your work has done much good. I urge, in fact I beg you to consider these points. I am open to further discussion and can be reached at .................

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Latest News From Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses

At latest round of meetings held by Circuit Overseers with the Congregation Elders, the Circuit Overseer quoted from the Society's outline the following directive:
Any Elder or Ministerial Servant who encourages college for his kids or others, or who allows his children to go to college, will no longer qualify for these privileges within the Congregation.
So, there you have it. No college for the children of Elders and Ministerial Servants unless they intend to forego their positions.
What is of further interest, Albert Schroder's son, Judah Ben Schroder is enrolled at Columbia University in New York City. Talk about a double standard!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

German Watchtower Cooperates With Other Religions With United Nations Program

In the town of Ingelheim am Rhein this week there is a "Week of Creation" (Schöpfungswoche). There are exhibitions, discussions and other things happening. One of the organizers is the Workgroup "Religious Communities" (Arbeitskreis Glaubensgemeinschaften) of the Local Agenda 21, which is part of a UN programme. All the churches of Ingelheim, including the catholics, the evangelical church, the mosque and the local Kingdom Hall, are represented in the workgroup.The local Kingdom Hall participates actively in the Creation Week, alongside with the churches and the mosque. The Jehovah's Witnesses have an Infostand at the town square, yesterday they organized a public debate on intelligent design, and they are arranging tours to Bethel in Selters and the JW Congress Centre of Bingen.
For those who understand German:
For your information, please know that the Governing Body has tried out several things in Germany before rolling them out globally: Public Affairs Office, the distinction between Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and Jehovah's Witnesses were all firstly introduced in Germany. So, working together with other churches could be another test. And the branch office is in the know: a visit to the German branch office is part of the "Creation Week".

Monday, June 2, 2008

Current List of Watchtower Society Officers

The numbers next to the names are their ages (as of 2005).
John Barr - 92
Carey Barber - 100
Samuel Herd - 70
Geoffrey Jackson - 50 (new as of 8/25/05)
Theodore Jaracz - 80
Steven Lett - 56
Gerrit Lösch -63
Anthony Morris - 55 (new as of 8/25/05)
Guy Pierce - 70
Albert Schroeder - 94 (deceased 2006)
David Splane - 61
Daniel Sydlik - 86 (deceased 2006)
Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania (Incorporated 1884)
President Don A. Adams
Vice Presidents Robert W. Wallen, William F. Malenfant
Secretary/Treasurer Richard E. Abrahamson
Directors Danny L. Bland, Philip D. Wilcox, John N. Wischuk
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. (Incorporated 1909)
President Max H. Larson
Vice Presidents George M. Couch, Lonnie R. Schilling
Secretary/Treasurer Gerald F. Simonis
Directors Gerald D. Grizzle, David G. Sinclair, Robert M. Pevy
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Incorporated 2000)
President William L. Van De Wall
Vice Presidents Charles I. Woody, Leon Weaver, Jr.
Secretary/Treasurer William H. Nonkes
Directors Harold K. Jackson, Merton V. Campbell, Stanley F. Weigel
Religious Order of Jehovah's Witnesses (Incorporated 2000)
President Patrick J. LaFranca
Vice Presidents Peter D. Molchan, Ralph E. Walls
Secretary/Treasurer Joseph D. Mercante
Directors Marvin G. Smalley, Kenneth J. Pulcifer, Eugene D. Rosam, Jr.
Kingdom Support Services, Inc. (Incorporated 2000)
President Harold L. Corkern
Vice Presidents Alan D. Janzen, Robert L. Butler
Secretary/Treasurer Alexander W. Reinmueller
Directors James F. Mantz, Jr., Thomas Kalimeris, Alan G. Browning
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New Jersey, Inc. (Incorporated 1955)
President Charles V. Molohan
Vice Presidents James L. Bauer, J. Richard Brown
Secretary/Treasurer Alan K. Flowers
Directors Allen E. Shuster, David L. Walker, Vernon C. Wisegarver
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Florida, Inc. (Incorporated 1986)
President Leonard R. Pearson
Vice Presidents Alejandro G. Rodriguez, Maurice C. Turcot
Secretary/Treasurer Mark L. Questell
Directors Jim Moody, Sr., Anselm J. Packnett, Donald R. Krebs
Valley Farms Corporation (Incorporated 1987)
President Charles J. Rice
Vice Presidents Kent E. Fischer, Robert L. RainsSecretary/Treasurer Albert L. Harrell
Directors John R. Strandberg, Samuel D. Buck, Louis A. Travis