Note the attached file. Refer to the 3rd question down that asks, "Does the organization control or is it controlled by any other organization?". The WMSCOG checked off "NO". The WMSCOG locations are NOT independent and are all controlled by the main location in Seoul, S. Korea. Why would they answer "NO" to this question?
The next question asks, "Is the organization the outgrowth of (or successor to) another organization, or does it have a special relationship to another organization by reason of interlocking directorates or other factors?". Again, the WMSCOG answers "NO". In the application for tax exempt status for the California location, the WMSCOG states that the "founding father" of the organization is Joo Cheol Kim. Yet the WMSCOG denies that they have any relationship to another organization despite having a clear connection to the WMSCOG in California. Why?
See the 2nd attached file. The "higher ups" of the World Mission Society Church of God have a clear connection to the "higher ups" of a company called Big Shine Worldwide, Inc. Big Shine Worldwide, Inc is a multi-million dollar electronics company that is owned by Dong IL Lee, aka pastor Daniel Lee of the Ridgewood, NJ WMSCOG location. Here is the website:
The 2nd file I attached is the business status report for Big Shine Worldwide Chicago. Note that the secretary of Big Shine Worldwide, Inc is none other than Jae Hoon Lee, aka pastor Jacob Lee, of the WMSCOG in Bloomindale, IL. I believe that he is the pastor for the Naperville, IL location these days.
I will explore further connections between the WMSCOG and Big Shine Worldwide, Inc in the next few posts.