“The Elders Will Be The Official Leaders of the Church……”
This news broke on March 29, 2008.
This comment just in:
“I have not read all the latest comments, but I wanted to say it appears that the elders will be the official leaders of the church in their prospective areas starting this saturday. [March 29, 2008] The two day elder meeting & [minutes] that their wives attended in cincy will be kept secret from the rest of the church. which does raise up a red flag.”
A sign that Weinland is planning on skipping town? At least he will be leaving more than Matthews “holding the bag” as it were (although I’m certain he will not leave the elders holding the bag(s) of money). So who are the elders who will be left in charge?
All of this information has been gleaned from a combination of online searches, and the names of the elders provided in the weekly sermons.
- Ken Zitt — Cincinatti, OH — no other information at this time.
- Anthony Raymond Wilson “arwilson529” in Jacksonville, TN — He runs the HWA Compendium site and may take care of computer administration for the church. I don’t know if he is ordained or not. 23 years of age.
- Chris Czech in Vancouver, WA — WA/OR border — No other information at this time.
- Jim Jameson(sp?) Boise Idaho — Wife’s name is Jenna, one son Jason, both family members baptized. No other information at this time.
- Sam Qualls in Columbia, Missouri — He may be some relation to the late Eddie Qualls. Rene Qualls (Eddie’s widow, nee Phillips) is a part of “God’s Talents Ministries” with her father, Ted Phillips. This group is affiliated with Christian Education Ministries, which is Ron Dart’s Church of God organization. (Dart used to be affiliated with Garner Ted Armstrong’s CGI, the original “splinter group” that broke off from Worldwide in the 1970s.
- Mitch Williams in Springfield, MA — He was either an elder or a pastor (working with Aaron Dean) in the Dallas North congregation of the United Church of God ca. 1997.
- Skip Henry in Buffalo, NY — Information on recruitment tactics by the church in the New York area.
- Jimmy Carlisle TX — No other information at this time.
- Johnny Harrell (Evangelist for the US) — “President” of Mid-State Homes, a renovation/carpentery company in Macon GA. May have relations in St. Petersburg or Orlando, FL. Harrell and his wife will be travelling with the Weinlands on or around April 17, 2008.
- Leonard McGlynn in Winnipeg MB — Currently lives in Oakbank, MB. No other information at this time. He may be covering the Stratford, ON congregation as well; this is only speculation. No elder has been mentioned for Ontario in the sermons. McGlynn may also be responsible for parts of the northeastern US.
- Don Edwards in Phoenix AZ — was made an elder in Los Angeles CA, Edwards may be a member of Weinland’s travelling group. No other information at this time.
- Bill Catasta or Cataska or Kotaska(sp?) — FL elder, worked with Johnny Harrell. No other information at this time.
- Phillip Burman London UK — No other information at this time.
- Guis Van Lerberghe (sp?) Belgium — No other information at this time.
- Willem Henderson(sp?) (Presiding elder for all of Europe) Netherlands — No other information at this time.
- Adrian Gray or Grey New Zealand — Wife’s name is Cindy. An elder in New Zealand. Sent out a letter to all New Zealand members on June 25, 2008.
- Ralph Dowd Cincinnati OH — More information supplied here.
- Steve Dalrymple Cincinnati OH — More information supplied here.
- Dave Conley Ashland VA — No other information at this time. May be an elder in either Texas or Virginia.
- Wayne Matthews (Evangelist for the UK and Australia) — wife’s name Chris(tine?) was affiliated with Melbourne congregation of the United Church of God (assisted in making arrangements for a speaking tour of a British-Israelism proponent in the Melbourne area) in 1998.
- Greg Chipps — DE/OH area elder — Is employed by the church as a computer consultant.
- John Giannotta — Red Hook, NY — Information on recruitment tactics by the church in the New York area.
- Paul Worth (somewhere in Georgia)— No other information at this time.
- Paul Giles (Dublin GA) — No other information at this time.
- Steve Blair — Dallas, TX — No other information at this time.
- Terry Wrozek DE/OH area elder — Apparently one of the higher-ranking elders. May be close to Weinland. Picture from the Jackson Citizen Patriot. Posted under Fair Use Law. Recruitment tactics being employed by Wrozek (listing for the in-home Friday night bible study is the third listing on the page).
- Shawn Christal — Columbia, MO — No other information at this time.
- Curtis Fields — Louisville, KY — No other information at this time.