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Incredulous Ina

Buffalo Grove, IL

#271 Sep 23, 2013
Sigmund wrote:
Ina,
Was in Miami, was in first vehicle in Ashford, lived with the two big Jims above the restaurant, kept my Piano in the Motel office and recorded services. I left a few months after they started work on the property they bought behind the sanctuary and live by Arlington Hts Racetrack now. Chat room or coffee if u want.
I lived in the very end unit of the motel, next to Don and Nancy A.. I remember when Kenny and Sue lived above the restaurant which must've been after you left.

Yep, you are right around the corner. I'd be happy to email you.
Sigmund

Round Lake, IL

#273 Sep 24, 2013
Samfinefilms@aol, Love to chat anytime.
wasthere2

Pinehurst, NC

#274 Oct 13, 2013
jacknchina wrote:
You are right. He was a sick man. But quite a few of the young people there were good people and they were trying to do what was right: repenting from drug and alcohol abuse and illicit relationships. They made the experience somewhat bearable in spite of Ben and his antics.
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Jack
I'm married to a girl I met there 38 years ago. Does Jody or Steve B mean anything to you? My bride was infuenced to come to Christ by those two. Always has a sweet / bitter memory for us. I wouldn't have heard out the "preacher" boys from Marion. Appreciated the realness of believers there.
Former Member

Phoenix, AZ

#275 Oct 21, 2013
special wrote:
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Does anyone have a picture of Ben Sapio? What is the status of your findings?
I was a member of WTL in Florida, but left because (a) Ben made a pass at me when I was 15, and (b) my older brother was excommunicated for heresy. I found this thread because I was curious what had happened with the group. I found a picture of Ben for sale on eBay.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1973-Ben-Sapio-Jesus-F...
other cults

United States

#276 Oct 21, 2013
There is a man named David Terrell who is viewed as Elijah and had at least 5 wives and is currently with one younger than his daughters...and countless illegitimate children. One named donna Johnson just wrote a book exposing him. He is more popular in the deep south, mostly among black people. Although he has followers in McDowell county. Harold Davis at faith tabernacle used to follow him in the 60s. He prophesys mainly against Obama and the govt. And about the mark of the beast. He told everyone to sell all they had and move to communal "blessed areas" in the 60s. Of course he never lived in one...buy in one of his several fine homes from Tn. To Texas. He is still alive and taking in thousands a service in his tent revivals
Sigmund

Rolling Meadows, IL

#278 Oct 21, 2013
wasthere2 wrote:
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Jack
I'm married to a girl I met there 38 years ago. Does Jody or Steve B mean anything to you? My bride was infuenced to come to Christ by those two. Always has a sweet / bitter memory for us. I wouldn't have heard out the "preacher" boys from Marion. Appreciated the realness of believers there.


Sorry, I know your asking Jack, but, I remember one Steve and may know more, remember what he looked liked? Are you sure of the 'B'?
Sigmund

Rolling Meadows, IL

#279 Oct 21, 2013
Former Member wrote:
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I was a member of WTL in Florida, but left because (a) Ben made a pass at me when I was 15, and (b) my older brother was excommunicated for heresy. I found this thread because I was curious what had happened with the group. I found a picture of Ben for sale on eBay.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1973-Ben-Sapio-Jesus-F...


Perfect pic, thanks for the link
wasthere2

Rock Hill, SC

#280 Oct 22, 2013
Sigmund wrote:
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Sorry, I know your asking Jack, but, I remember one Steve and may know more, remember what he looked liked? Are you sure of the 'B'?
Steve's last name started with B. and the Jack I knew of was married to a girl who died in a wreck. Don't want to divulge names for their sakes. All of this history is NC.
Sigmund

Rolling Meadows, IL

#281 Oct 22, 2013
Good point. No more said. Jack and his wife were good friends. Just wanted to help.
wasthere2

Pinehurst, NC

#282 Oct 23, 2013
Sigmund wrote:
Good point. No more said. Jack and his wife were good friends. Just wanted to help.
Thanks Sigmund. I think there is a Facebook page for "us" if you do Facebook.
sigmund

Rolling Meadows, IL

#283 Oct 26, 2013
I do. Thanks
dbellerose

Parkville, MD

#284 Nov 3, 2013
Thank God for Mickey, Gus and Larry Shrier. Living with these great believers and their wives from 1974 through 76 in Franklinville was a great experience. One of brother Mickeys 3 hour Bible Studies seemed like an hour. I never want to minimize the investment I received especially from Mick. I now am a Pastor with Greater Grace World Outreach.
wasthere2

Pinehurst, NC

#285 Nov 9, 2013
dbellerose wrote:
Thank God for Mickey, Gus and Larry Shrier. Living with these great believers and their wives from 1974 through 76 in Franklinville was a great experience. One of brother Mickeys 3 hour Bible Studies seemed like an hour. I never want to minimize the investment I received especially from Mick. I now am a Pastor with Greater Grace World Outreach.
Pastor,
Do you have a site about your church? Where is it?
I have some info to bring you up to speed on some of our friends.
Sigmund

Rolling Meadows, IL

#286 Nov 10, 2013
good to have friends bn
dbellerose

Parkville, MD

#287 Nov 20, 2013
The link for my church is GGWO.org . I am an Associate Pastor working in a town in Dundalk Md. just outside of Baltimore.
My wife and I were missionaries in Budapest from 1998 to 2004. It was here I was ordained in 99.
The whole experience at WTL greatly helped me in my Christian walk.
Abaddoninc

Rolling Meadows, IL

#288 Nov 21, 2013
Someone seemed to allude to past member not wanting their name on here, like my pals are criminals were ashamed to be known for serving God at any time and I am being shhhhhhhed by legalists in charge of this thread. No longer on here. All folks who were there for more than a year are on Facebook. They not hiding there. They are proud.
wasthere2

Dandridge, TN

#289 Nov 21, 2013
Abaddoninc wrote:
Someone seemed to allude to past member not wanting their name on here, like my pals are criminals were ashamed to be known for serving God at any time and I am being shhhhhhhed by legalists in charge of this thread. No longer on here. All folks who were there for more than a year are on Facebook. They not hiding there. They are proud.
Whoa, I was there for more than a year and appreciate a lot of what I learned, but we don't do facebook. I love the brethren, but am willing to let the years at WTL stay where they belong,in the past.Some reading this thread wouldn't or won't understand the grace of God to rescue sinners and THEN to deliver them from the likes of a pervert like Ben Sapio. He was exposed for what he was, and some of us moved on to still serve the ONE who washed us clean in His own blood. No one who got saved there should be ashamed.Just interesting tryong to figure the wheat from the tares. My name is David,what's yours?
1975 walk

Greensboro, NC

#290 Nov 30, 2013
Hi David, Good to see your true comments along with others. I lived in mickeys house in Franklinville then moved to main WTL grounds in marion nc. Anyone that lived there has a story to tell. I started my story in Franklinville nc at Mickeys house. It was a bible study that I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior. And still following Him today."Looking unto Jesus..." Hebrews 12:2 Tommy
wasthere2

Pinehurst, NC

#291 Dec 1, 2013
1975 walk wrote:
Hi David, Good to see your true comments along with others. I lived in mickeys house in Franklinville then moved to main WTL grounds in marion nc. Anyone that lived there has a story to tell. I started my story in Franklinville nc at Mickeys house. It was a bible study that I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior. And still following Him today."Looking unto Jesus..." Hebrews 12:2 Tommy
Still in the triad area? We are south of you in golf capital of the world. What else can you do, but keep following him?=)
1975 walk

Greensboro, NC

#292 Dec 2, 2013
Still in the triad area? We are south of you in golf capital of the world. What else can you do, but keep following him? Yes I do live in the triad area along with my wife of 35yrs.Its good to hear from someone that was there. Think I can remember you and your wife. Do you have contact with other members?

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