I was speaking with someone who would like to know, does anyone know exactly who the current GB members are? e.g. Names?
Current GB Members?
I googled this. Ted Jaracz died earlier this year. Otherwise the rest are still kicking.
John E. Barr - born 1913
1960 married Mildred Willett
Guy H. Pierce - born 1934
raised a family (to be verified, 2 step-sons, 1 biologicial?)
Samuel F. Herd - born 1935
Gerrit Lösch - born 1941
David H. Splane - 1944
Stephen Lett – born 1949, partaker by 1969 (20 yrs old)
Anthony Morris III – born 1950
married, two sons (at Bethel?), pioneer 1971
Geoffrey Jackson – born 1955, pioneer 1971
Off the top o'my head:
David Splane, Gerrit Losch, Samuel Herd, Stephen Lett, Jack Barr, Guy Pierce, Anthony Morris, Geoff Jackson... this appears to correspond with the current Wikipedia page... correct me if I'm wrong?
whoops, they beat me to it
Gayle, how do you know that Stephen Lett was 20 when he partook the emblems?
Barr is the last of the Old Guard. (the only one born before 1914). It is a testament to the depravity of the new crop of thugs that they've used poor old senile Jack to pimp the new 'overlapping generations" horseshit.
According to several posters, Splane was a teenager when he started partaking...
Splane gets an unusual amount of facetime in the new DVD. If the WT is positioning him as the new "frontman", i.e. the new "public" face of the org, they couldn't have made a poorer choice. Several folks have commented (myself included) that hearing him speak at the conventions sent up some HUGE red flags that something is rotten in Wallkill...
lol @agonus. Yeah, when Barr croaks I guess that means armageddon will start?
agonus, tell me about the HUGE red flags.
Actually, confliction, according to Jaracz, the 'beginning of the end' (i.e. birth pangs of Armageddon/Great Trib/whatever) started on 9/11 because 'apostates" (i.e. Barb Anderson) were coming out of the woodwork, not to mention they were exposed for joining the UN right around that time. Yeah, that's right, Ted, Jehovah caused 9/11 as a warning because the GB was becoming TOO LENIENT. Give me a fucking break.
Well, not to speak for others, but I've heard that Splane has gotten visibly angry at the podium, pounding his fist and insisting the R&F obey NO MATTER WHAT, giving an incredibly discouraging, depressing and hamfisted discourse on how evil the Internet, education, apostates, etc. are. Did I mention he started partaking at age 17? Watch the new DVD and tell me if he doesn't sound like the most smug, self-satisfied, condescending, oily little prick you've ever heard (It is OBVIOUS that Jehovah chose this organization... etc.) I remember one of my "waking up" moments came after hearing an experience from him about a young man who was not very happy "in the truth", then one day his father told him, (and here we go with the WT's sick-ass "tough love"), "Son, I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH to allow you NOT to "serve Jehovah". IT IS NOT AN OPTION." Oh, yeah, that's right, serving God and Christ is compulsory, not a matter of choice. Sure. Back that up with scripture, pal. Hell, even the Quran says "the faith shall be coerced upon noone"...
asilentone,,Steve Lett was my Book Study conductor in Brooklyn Heights Congregation (at Bethel) in '69 for 6 mos. Actually the book study was in Greenwich Village. I was in that congregation for 6 mos. while I was in "Primary." He was already a "partaker" which was strange for someone that age even then, even for a Bethelite.
I guess it's just a coincidence that Steve was already in the tri-borough area, and not a matter of convenience, eh?
Didnt Jackson's wife pass away recently? She was quite young.
If the early Christians had allowed six-year-olds to get baptized like the WTS does, six-year-olds would have been partaking since all Christians were anointed.
Gayle, thx for the info.
when Barr croaks
Barr is dead. The present GB has seven members.