Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: February 27, 2020 11:28PM
The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: Altar_Kent
Date: February 23, 2004 12:18AM
Is anyone familiar with this movement? It is based in Kalona Iowa at a camp/compound called Shiloh. It was founded by John Robert Stevens and first called the walk. Stevens came out of the Latter Rain movement, built quite a congregation, and then died in 1983. The Living word Fellowship is currently being run by Gary and Marilyn Hargrave. IF you are familiar with it, there is an ongoing discussion about it at [www.factnet.org]
I was a former member, born into the cult, and I still have family members in it. I would like to get a discussion going concerning this movement and its destructive teachings and abusive practices. If anyone is familiar with it, please post.
I can't recall whether anyone responded specifically to your question posted in February of 2004. If not, I would like you to know that many people are familiar with this movement you have referred to. In fact, since you asked this question there has been 10,892 comments about the movement, nearly all thumbs down. Anyway, I hope you have had the time to read a few of them, and realize that you were not alone in experiencing this travesty. I promise going forward, should you ask another question, I or someone else here will respond in a more timely manner. Taking 16 years to respond to a question is entirely unacceptable, even by TLWF shepherd standards.
p.s. TLWF was dissolved in the fall of 2018, even though it did not legally exist.