Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: December 17, 2018 10:33AM
Hello all. I’ve spent the better part of the day reading here and understand that I’ve found the root of the cult I grew up in.
Sam Fife started The Move aka The Body aka The Move Of God in the 1960’s. At that time Bill Grier was part of the Walk. Enter also I.S.O.T, with Marie at the helm and there is a triad web whose fingers spread a long way over decades.
I grew up first on a compound in Ware, MA, from 1973-1977, from 3-7 years of age. The beatings and ice-baths, child labor, lack of education, and the abuses I read about here are exactly what I write about in my book, Cult Child. The belief system, the same. The demonology, the same. I’m so saddened to read so many accounts of pain, yet at the same time proud of us for surviving it all.
I have a newspaper clipping of Bill Grier getting arrested in 1979 in SoCal for trying to deliver demons from high school kids.
My mother was recruited in the early 70’s out of a body house in Hemet, CA.
After the 4 years at Ware, MA, masses of us were transferred from the lower 48 to at least 6 compounds in Alaska where the leaders began amassing pipeline dividends through their members. We were moved up in 77 to the Dry Creek compound.
Dry Creek, Delta Junction, AK
Now, Bill Grier is the leader of Whitestone in Delta Junction, AK. They own many profitable businesses such as Heritage Construction. They receive state subsidiaries for their over 300 gallon gas reserve. The Dry Creek compound boasts a profitable sawmill and Dry Creek Construction, Inc.
Some of The Walk and The Move members merged with I.S.O.T. and live on the compound in Canby, CA, where, sadly they run a youth reform school.
We kids were brutally abused by these evangelical doctrines. They shuffled around molesters, because pedophilia was a demon spirit which could be cast out. They blamed young girls for their own rapes, telling them they were jezebels, whores of babylon. They horrifically spanked babies to expel their selfish spirits. In one of Sam Fife’s sermons, he preaches about not allowing an infant to become “the cock of The Walk” - his exact words.
These are horrific, sadistic people who turned masses of adults into narcissists and took their minds so deep they let themselves and their children be horribly abused, stood by silent and to this day, anyone I speak to who was a child in this/these cult/s deals with a myriad of impairments from complex PTSD to anxiety, some are suicidal, others have addictions, agoraphobia, split off personalities and so much more.
I really relate to any child who grew up in this environment. How we saw and experienced this world is very different from the adults perspective. Yet, my heart goes out to everyone, child and/or adult, who bears the scars of this dissected cult. I’m also appreciative of your bravery and vulnerability in sharing. You all have helped me understand even more, the roots of what I was taken into.
I’m not surprised at the postcard. I’ve heard other stories of threats, them even putting water in gas tanks of people who tried to sue, slashing tires and more. They are dear mongers and illusionists.
I’m very vocal about this cult, Whitestone, Bill Grier, all the men at Dry Creek and every one of these psychos who continue to extract from their members who pay rent to the cult while working in cult businesses. The human trafficking is so subtle, their mind controlled slaves happily work, get paid, and hand the money right back to them.
What JRS started, Bill Grier and many others still run today.
author, Cult Child