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Who is running the Watchtower now?

    M professor posted Mon, 07 May 2001 07:23:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    Who is the Head Honcho and/or Big Kahuna?

    Watchtower presidents:

    Charles T. Russell (1879-1916)
    Joseph F. Rutherford (1916-1942)
    Nathan H. Knorr (1942-1977)
    Frederick W. Franz (1977-1992)
    Milton G. Henschel (1992-)

    Recently, I have learned that the organization has been reorganized and that the Governing Body is no longer a part of the Watchtower Society. (I can't find the details on this right now. Can anyone help me on this?)

    My question is, who really has the final say on matters now? It seems to me that the organization is now more like it's own artificial entity, like Frankenstein's Monster that no one can really control.

    Jang posted Mon, 07 May 2001 09:51:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    The GB is now in a position that no matter what they spew forth as "new light", they cannot be sued.
    They were the legal heads before so could be sued individually. Now they are no longer in that
    position, and can "dedicate themselves to bible study" [8>]

    I think it is all in the Jan 1 2001 WT. Or maybe the 15th .....

    They now have a Board and of course the board dont make the doctrines, they just publish them and
    care for the organizaiton [8>]

    JanG

    JT posted Mon, 07 May 2001 10:22:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    professor

    HERE IS THE INFO YOU REQUESTED ALONG WITH SOME OTHER NAMES OF KEY WT PEOPLE
    _____________
    Most of you know this, but for those who don't, this is information an elder sent to me.
    Governing Body
    John Barr (b. 1913)
    Carey Barber (b. 1905)
    Milton Henschel (b. 1920)
    Samuel Herd (b. 1935)
    Theodore Jaracz (b. 1925)
    Karl Klein (b. 1905)
    Steve Lett (b. 1949)
    Gerrit Losch (b. 1941)
    Guy Pierce (b. 1934)
    Albert Schroeder (b. 1911)
    David Splane (b. 1944)
    Lyman Swingle (b. 1910)
    Daniel Sydlik (b. 1919)
    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. Rains
    Secretary/Treasurer Albert L. Harrell
    Directors John R. Strandberg, Samuel D. Buck, Louis A. Travis

    ############

    post on april 27-01 under MOVERS AND SHAKERS AT BETHEL

    FYI--
    When I was at Bethel these were the folks who were often known as BETHEL HEAVIES - while we were known as bethLITES

    SMILE

    JAMES
    The Freedom to Think means:

    "I'd rather have Questions that I can't Answer ----Than Questions, I can't Ask.

    (or Answers that I can't Question)."
    ##########################################################

    WRITING DEPT. & OTHER PERSONNEL
    at Watchtower Headquarters as of 8/15/00

    (Does not include many support persons)
    John (Jack) Barr: Writing Dept. Overseer
    Karl Klein: Assistant Writing Dept. Overseer
    John Wischuck
    Sam Buck
    Colin Quackenbush
    Cyril Chain
    Gene Smalley
    Eric Beveridge
    Joe Eames
    Bob Pevy
    David Iannelli
    Lee Waters
    Manfred Vancebi
    Jim Pellechia
    Danny Black
    Natheer Salih
    George Aljian
    Steve Johnson
    Mike Gietler
    John Wiegel
    Dean Songer
    Ciro Aulicino
    Richard Potter
    Writing Correspondence Personnel, Patterson, NY (Incomplete)
    Ray Richardson
    Jagdish Patel
    J. R. Brown

    Executive Office Personnel, Brooklyn, NY

    Theodore Jaracz
    Milton Henschell
    Gerrit Losch
    Albert Schroeder
    David Sinclair
    Robert Wallen
    Don Adams
    David Mercante
    Harold Jackson
    Rick Rittenbach
    Brett Cox
    Chris. Mavor
    Charles Molohan

    Service Department Personnel, Patterson, NY

    Charles Woody: Coordinator
    Wm. Van De Wall: Asst. Coordinator
    William Young
    Merton Campbell
    Robert Johnson
    Joel Adams
    Harley Miller
    David Olson
    Leon Weaver
    Dan Barnes
    Alan Shuster
    Ralph Schaefer
    Ernest Williams
    Tom Miles
    Aleman Francisco

    Legal Department Personnel, Patterson, NY (Incomplete)

    Philip Brumley: Coordinator
    Gregory Olds
    Don Ridley
    Carolyn Wah
    Charles Creger
    Joseph Jandrokovic

    back to Bethel Pages

    JT posted Mon, 07 May 2001 10:25:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    this is BROKEN DOWN A LITTLE BETTER FOR YOU

    professor

    HERE IS THE INFO YOU REQUESTED ALONG WITH SOME OTHER NAMES OF KEY WT PEOPLE
    _____________
    Most of you know this, but for those who don't, this is information an elder sent to me.
    Governing Body
    John Barr (b. 1913)
    Carey Barber (b. 1905)
    Milton Henschel (b. 1920)
    Samuel Herd (b. 1935)
    Theodore Jaracz (b. 1925)
    Karl Klein (b. 1905)
    Steve Lett (b. 1949)
    Gerrit Losch (b. 1941)
    Guy Pierce (b. 1934)
    Albert Schroeder (b. 1911)
    David Splane (b. 1944)
    Lyman Swingle (b. 1910)
    Daniel Sydlik (b. 1919)

    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. Rains
    Secretary/Treasurer Albert L. Harrell
    Directors John R. Strandberg, Samuel D. Buck, Louis A. Travis

    ############

    post on april 27-01 under MOVERS AND SHAKERS AT BETHEL

    FYI--
    When I was at Bethel these were the folks who were often known as BETHEL HEAVIES - while we were known as bethLITES

    SMILE

    JAMES
    The Freedom to Think means:

    "I'd rather have Questions that I can't Answer ----Than Questions, I can't Ask.

    (or Answers that I can't Question)."
    ##########################################################

    WRITING DEPT. & OTHER PERSONNEL
    at Watchtower Headquarters as of 8/15/00

    (Does not include many support persons)
    John (Jack) Barr: Writing Dept. Overseer
    Karl Klein: Assistant Writing Dept. Overseer
    John Wischuck
    Sam Buck
    Colin Quackenbush
    Cyril Chain
    Gene Smalley
    Eric Beveridge
    Joe Eames
    Bob Pevy
    David Iannelli
    Lee Waters
    Manfred Vancebi
    Jim Pellechia
    Danny Black
    Natheer Salih
    George Aljian
    Steve Johnson
    Mike Gietler
    John Wiegel
    Dean Songer
    Ciro Aulicino
    Richard Potter
    Writing Correspondence Personnel, Patterson, NY (Incomplete)
    Ray Richardson
    Jagdish Patel
    J. R. Brown

    Executive Office Personnel, Brooklyn, NY

    Theodore Jaracz
    Milton Henschell
    Gerrit Losch
    Albert Schroeder
    David Sinclair
    Robert Wallen
    Don Adams
    David Mercante
    Harold Jackson
    Rick Rittenbach
    Brett Cox
    Chris. Mavor
    Charles Molohan

    Service Department Personnel, Patterson, NY

    Charles Woody: Coordinator
    Wm. Van De Wall: Asst. Coordinator
    William Young
    Merton Campbell
    Robert Johnson
    Joel Adams
    Harley Miller
    David Olson
    Leon Weaver
    Dan Barnes
    Alan Shuster
    Ralph Schaefer
    Ernest Williams
    Tom Miles
    Aleman Francisco

    Legal Department Personnel, Patterson, NY (Incomplete)

    Philip Brumley: Coordinator
    Gregory Olds
    Don Ridley
    Carolyn Wah
    Charles Creger
    Joseph Jandrokovic

    logical posted Mon, 07 May 2001 10:36:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    All the above people are merely puppets.

    The REAL player, the one RIGHT at the top of the Watchtower is none other than Mr S. T. Devil

    logical posted Mon, 07 May 2001 10:38:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    Im not saying that the above take no responsibility for their actions, on the contrary, they are as bad as Satan himself for willingly carrying out his evil will.

    M Abaddon posted Mon, 07 May 2001 10:44:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    Was that irony?

    Come on, you don't believe THAT do you? I think the Borg are twisted, but I don't see any need to involve anthromorphic representations of evil.

    People can be twisted and misguided all by themselves, just like they can be 'sons of god' (god being another anthromorphic representation) all by themselves.

    JT posted Mon, 07 May 2001 13:50:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    The REAL player, the one RIGHT at the top of the Watchtower is none other than Mr S. T. Devil

    ####

    for those who believe in the devil - i would agree that would be thier view of matters

    for others perhaps they merely see another man Hoodwinking and Bamboozling a fellow man-

    just depends on ones view i guess

    smile

    James

    Focus posted Mon, 07 May 2001 14:57:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    QUESTION: Who is running the Watchtower now?

    ANSWER:

    --
    Focus
    (Connections Class)

    fodeja posted Mon, 07 May 2001 16:25:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    JT,

    interesting list indeed. It seems to me that the vast majority of people in somewhat responsible positions at Watchtower HQ are Americans (or at least from other English speaking countries).

    Which, of course, begs the question: does old Jehovah favour certain "races" or nations? Are people from, say, China, Finland, the Ukraine or maybe Ivory Coast not as qualified, not as spiritual as US citizens? So maybe it's really God's own country after all? ;-)

    f., considering an application for the green card lottery :-)

    F Celia posted Mon, 07 May 2001 16:31:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    Karl Klein and Lyman Swingle died recently,
    didn't they ?

    slipnslidemaster posted Mon, 07 May 2001 16:49:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    I am very glad that some birthdates were posted. I am VERY interested to see when all of the current GB members were born due to the 1935 sealing of the annointed.

    Any one have a updated list of the GB with their birthdates?

    One of my personal predictions is that the 1935 sealing date is headed for the wood chipper shortly (if it hasn't already).

    . o O (slipnslidemaster)

    messenger posted Mon, 07 May 2001 17:24:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    Ted Jaracz is now chairman of the gb. After running the organization for 20 years he is officially in charge.

    TheApostleAK posted Mon, 07 May 2001 17:28:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    I thought Jehovah God was running the Org????

    riz posted Mon, 07 May 2001 17:41:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    Focus,

    My goodness, are we feeling saucy lately!

    Man, you get a couple beers into those crazy gb fossils, and all hell breaks loose. I think they took 'Crazy Hat Friday at Bethel' a little too far.

    riz

    Insanity in individuals is something rare- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. - Nietzsche

    Fredhall posted Mon, 07 May 2001 18:37:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    Hey guys,

    Ray Franz was there too, but the Devil snatched him.

    logical posted Mon, 07 May 2001 19:04:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    Fred,

    Your daddy snatched Ray Franz? Why dont you dial 911 or whatever it is in the US, kidnapping is a criminal offense, he might get locked up.

    ps, are you related to Kingdom?

    slipnslidemaster posted Mon, 07 May 2001 19:56:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    Ted Jaracz is now chairman of the gb. After running the organization for 20 years he is officially in charge.

    Look out. Conservatives won power. Trouble ahead.

    . o O (slipnslidemaster)

    M ISP posted Mon, 07 May 2001 20:13:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    I think they are any number of legal corporations for the 200+ countries involved - all with their own personnel. I guess the structure means that Brooklyn can't be brought down by the misdemeanours of any of the others i.e. tax liabilities in France.

    The whole mass of legal corporations etc. will be lead by Brooklyn. The same structure existed in the first century – you know! The executive decisions are now made, it would appear by Great Crowders. I guess the anointed ones have enough trouble going to the bathroom and stuff.

    ISP

    slipnslidemaster posted Mon, 07 May 2001 21:05:00 GMT(5/7/2001)

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    I guess the anointed ones have enough trouble going to the bathroom and stuff.

    One of the threads today is talking about the convention release. I'm guessing WTB&TS Depends?

    Now that I think about it...brings a whole new meaning to convention release! hahaha

    . o O (slipnslidemaster)

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