Current GB Members?

by confliction 20 Replies latest jw friends

  • confliction
    confliction

    I was speaking with someone who would like to know, does anyone know exactly who the current GB members are? e.g. Names?

  • blondie
    blondie

    I googled this. Ted Jaracz died earlier this year. Otherwise the rest are still kicking.

    http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/bible/175432/1/Pics-and-Bios-of-Current-Governing-Body

  • Gayle
    Gayle

    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
    wife, Gloria

    Gerrit Lösch - born 1941
    wife, Merete

    David H. Splane - 1944
    wife, Linda

    Stephen Lett – born 1949, partaker by 1969 (20 yrs old)
    wife, Susan

    Anthony Morris III – born 1950
    married, two sons (at Bethel?), pioneer 1971

    Geoffrey Jackson – born 1955, pioneer 1971
    wife, Jeanette.

  • confliction
    confliction

    Thanks blondie!

  • agonus
    agonus

    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?

  • agonus
    agonus

    whoops, they beat me to it

  • asilentone
    asilentone

    Gayle, how do you know that Stephen Lett was 20 when he partook the emblems?

  • agonus
    agonus

    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.

  • agonus
    agonus

    According to several posters, Splane was a teenager when he started partaking...

  • agonus
    agonus

    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...

  • confliction
    confliction

    lol @agonus. Yeah, when Barr croaks I guess that means armageddon will start?

  • asilentone
    asilentone

    agonus, tell me about the HUGE red flags.

  • agonus
    agonus

    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.

  • agonus
    agonus

    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"...

  • Gayle
    Gayle

    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.

  • agonus
    agonus

    I guess it's just a coincidence that Steve was already in the tri-borough area, and not a matter of convenience, eh?

  • Nostromo
    Nostromo

    Didnt Jackson's wife pass away recently? She was quite young.

  • blondie
    blondie

    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.

  • aristeas
    aristeas

    Gayle, thx for the info.

  • TheOldHippie
    TheOldHippie

    when Barr croaks

    Barr is dead. The present GB has seven members.

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