How many Governing Body members Jehovah's Witnesses have had to date?

How many Presidents they had before they started to have Governing Body members?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    They don't have to date any most of them are married...sorry Nina Couldn't resist. I think there are 7 now I will get the names of all of them to make up for my funny comment

    These are the current officers of the Watch Tower organization as of 11/27/06:

    Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania (Incorporated 1884)

    President Don A. Adams

    Vice Presidents Robert W. Wallen, William F. Malenfant

    Secretary/Treasurer Richard E. Abrahamson

    Directors Danny L. Bland, Philip D. Wilcox, John N. Wischuk

    Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. (Incorporated 1909)

    President Max H. Larson

    Vice Presidents George M. Couch, Lonnie R. Schilling

    Secretary/Treasurer Gerald F. Simonis

    Directors Gerald D. Grizzle, David G. Sinclair, Robert M. Pevy

    Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Incorporated 2000)

    President William L. Van De Wall

    Vice Presidents Charles I. Woody, Leon Weaver, Jr.

    Secretary/Treasurer William H. Nonkes

    Directors Harold K. Jackson, Merton V. Campbell, Stanley F. Weigel

    Religious Order of Jehovah's Witnesses (Incorporated 2000)

    President Patrick J. LaFranca

    Vice Presidents Peter D. Molchan, Ralph E. Walls

    Secretary/Treasurer Joseph D. Mercante

    Directors Marvin G. Smalley, Kenneth J. Pulcifer, Eugene D. Rosam, Jr.

    Kingdom Support Services, Inc. (Incorporated 2000)

    President Harold L. Corkern

    Vice Presidents Alan D. Janzen, Robert L. Butler

    Secretary/Treasurer Alexander W. Reinmueller

    Directors James F. Mantz, Jr., Thomas Kalimeris, Alan G. Browning

    Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New Jersey, Inc. (Incorporated 1955)

    President Charles V. Molohan

    Vice Presidents James L. Bauer, J. Richard Brown

    Secretary/Treasurer Alan K. Flowers

    Directors Allen E. Shuster, David L. Walker, Vernon C. Wisegarver

    Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Florida, Inc. (Incorporated 1986)

    President Leonard R. Pearson

    Vice Presidents Alejandro G. Rodriguez, Maurice C. Turcot

    Secretary/Treasurer Mark L. Questell

    Directors Jim Moody, Sr., Anselm J. Packnett, Donald R. Krebs

    Valley Farms Corporation (Incorporated 1987)

    President Charles J. Rice

    Vice Presidents Kent E. Fischer, Robert L. Rains

    Secretary/Treasurer Albert L. Harrell

    Directors John R. Strandberg, Samuel D. Buck, Louis A. Travis

    UPDATE (10/3/99) Four new Governing Body members

    Speaking of working alongside, four new members have just been added to the Watchtower's Governing Body this year (1999) All claim to be of the anointed. In contrast to the other eight, they are presumably fairly young. They are: Samuel Herd - former district overseer, living at Bethel this past year, also the first African/American on the GB. Guy Pierce - former circuit overseer, living at Bethel this past year, Steve Lett - (our) former circuit overseer, living at Bethel this past year, David Splane - was missionary in Canada, Bethel for some years, graduated from the 42nd class of Gilead September 1966.


    UPDATE (8/25/05) Two new Governing Body members

    Anthony Morris raised a family and then went into the traveling work. Later they were called to Patterson Geoffrey Jackson is an Australian who was a missionary and a branch committee member before being going to Patterson.

    HTML clipboard Carey Barber (deceased April 2007)

    Albert Schroeder (deceased March 9, 2006)

    Daniel Sydlik (deceased April 19, 2006) HTML clipboardHTML clipboard

    Governing body members (current as of 04/27/09):

    John Barr

    Samuel Herd

    Geoffrey Jackson (new 8/25/05)

    Theodore Jaracz

    Steven Lett

    Gerrit Loesch

    Anthony Morris (new 8/25/05)

    Guy Pierce

    David Splane

  • 10 years ago

    The Wtch Tower is spreading their money out.

    They move their money away from one shell to another shell. When a corporate structure of the Wtch Tower comes under legal suit such as blood or pedophilia the Wtch Tower...

    Well you know the rest -- implied.

    There is many shell and holding companies for buildings from printing facilities down to a Kingdom Hall. There are many different names on the holding and shell corps. At one time there were two sources on the internet that gave accurate information about most of these up through around 2002 but have probably been updated. Both of these are now at cost.

    Jehovah's Witnesses followers of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society may be surprised how many of these mariposas, nonces, and hebes they support through donations (buying literature to pass out)


    As of April 2007, the current members of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses are:

    John E. Barr (1913, 1977), age 96

    Samuel F. Herd (1935, 1999), age 74

    Geoffrey Jackson (1955, 2005), age 54

    Theodore Jaracz (1925, 1974), age 84

    M. Stephen Lett (1949, 1999), age 60

    Gerrit Lösch (1941, 1994), age 68

    Anthony Morris (1950, 2005), age 59

    Guy H. Pierce (1934, 1999), age 75

    David H. Splane (1944, 1999), age 65

    [edit] Deceased (years active)

    Individuals who were members of the Governing Body until their death were:

    Carey W. Barber (1977-2007)

    William Lloyd Barry (1974-1999)

    John C. Booth (1974-1996)

    Charles J. Fekel (1974-1977)

    Frederick William Franz (1971-1992) — 4th President of Watch Tower Society

    George D. Gangas (1971-1994)

    John O. Groh (1965-1975)

    Milton George Henschel (1947-2003) — 5th President of Watch Tower Society

    William K. Jackson (1971-1981)

    Karl F. Klein (1974-2001)

    Nathan Homer Knorr (1934-1977) — 3rd President of Watch Tower Society

    A. H. Macmillan (1918-1966)

    Martin Pötzinger (1977-1988)

    Hugo Riemer (1943-1965)

    Albert D. Schroeder (1974-2006)

    Grant Suiter (1943-1983, died 1984)

    Thomas J. Sullivan (1932-1973, died 1974)

    Lyman Alexander Swingle (1945-2001)

    Daniel Sydlik (1974-2006)

    [edit] Resigned / Removed (years active)

    Ewart Chitty (1974-1979)

    Hayden Cooper Covington (1940-1945) — Vice President of Watch Tower Society

    Raymond Franz (1971-1980)

    Leo K. Greenlees (1971-1984)


    1. C.T. Russell

    2. 'Judge' Rutherford

    3. N. Knorr

    4. F. Franz


    Governing Body reins in most powers after F. Franz.

    Now the President of the Watch Tower is closer to a chairman of a group and only sets doctrine and policy by majority vote.

  • curlin
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Anthony Morris Iii Biography

  • cali
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    David Splane

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    When they reach 144000, then we can expect big things! Who knows!

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