Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: October 25, 2018 02:25AM
Larry Bobo: I can confirm that JRS and Marilyn had a relationship long before his divorce. I moved into the Blix House on 2-14-72 when I was 21. I don't remember if it was going on openly when I moved in but definitely within 1 year those of us living with Marilyn, Bessie, Rick & Marti at Blix, knew that Marilyn went away every week on Monday and Tuesday. Those are the days JRS went away to "wait on the Lord" after his heavy service schedule each week. The girls (but mostly Bessie) took care of Rick and Marti and within a short time, I became the "house sitter/companion" for Martha Stevens. I would go over every night JRS was gone and sleep in his office because Martha was afraid to be alone.
I helped Marilyn pick out the best wig for her to wear in the car with JRS so it would hide her identity should they be seen.
Martha moved out of the marital residence on 9-25-1978. If my memory is accurate, Marilyn was with JRS 24/7 after that. At some point whenever JRS traveled, he was 1 of a foursome that included Marilyn, Phyllis, and Larry Makuakane. At the end of one trip, Marilyn decided she hated Larry Makuakane and he quickly became a blip in history.
I heard from someone that Rick and Marti always threw it in Marilyn's face that she taught them how to have affairs and that she was an absentee mother. I don't remember who told me about that - it might have been Marilyn - but I remember hearing about it several times.
So many sad memories, so little time left over after a lifetime in bondage.