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?
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
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):
Geoffrey Jackson (new 8/25/05)
Anthony Morris (new 8/25/05)
- troll to trollLv 710 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
 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)
 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.
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- Anonymous10 years ago
When they reach 144000, then we can expect big things! Who knows!