I wouldn't be surprised if John Carruthers ends up as a GB member. Very charismatic and an elder at 23 but a complete and utter a**hole!
List of UK Travelling Overseers in 2013
John Caruthers is currently serving one of the Lancashire Circuits
Tony Cain he had a breakdown / circuit burnout a few years ago. never liked him but heard of some good things he said in elders meetings. pre breakdown, no idea what he is like now
Very charismatic and an elder at 23 but a complete and utter a**hole!
Yep a cult leader in the making! I always got on well with him, but I knew he could be very judgemental.
Tony Cain had a breakdown already? He's not even that old. Still a quack. Why does circuit work and medical quackery go hand in hand?
Im going back maybe 9yrs. He did 1 or 2 yrs of full circuit work and bang. must have been the candida
I didn't know about Tony's breakdown. It does explain a lot though. Our circuit never really got on with him. Even before he came we heard about his reputation as someone who went around dissolving congregations - a.k.a. "Hurri-Cain Tony".
He had the reputation of only befriending certain elders who towed the line and brow-nosed him ("Tony's Cronies") and if you weren't one of those, then you got picked on.
He seemed to take the bizzare position of making more demands and "suggestions" than anyone could ever handle, in the hope that you would at least follow through on some of them and some good would come out of it in the end.
I don't think he seriously intended you to meet all his demands - if he did, then he had no grasp of what people can handle. It put a lot of pressure on everyone, especially those who took his demands seriously. It did not make for a good atmosphere, to say the least. One elder confessed to me it felt like: "every elders' meeting they had been hit over the head."
Keith Gayden aka Robocop on account of his gestures and head movement. He always banged on about how bad "balance" was - that is was used as an excuse for not doing what we should. Certainly shook the tree and wasn't as boring as some.
Anton Irons - gestapo - asking judgemental questions of those he wanted to categorise into those boxes that would require elders to hound out of the truth. Anti-education. Fussy which family he stayed with during his visits. Loved himself.
Roy Renouf & Peter Nicholls proper old school. Didn't know they were still doing the job - certainly earned their retirement.
soileddumpling, belated welcome!
Wasted lives, all
David Rastall is now retired to Rochester (Kent) I believe.
One of his sons is in the Bethel and works on the 'charity' that steals administers Kingdom Hall deeds.
David Rastell and John Stanbridge retired.... Good. Rastell was ok at times but ultimately a comany man. Stanbridge never should have been on the circuit.
What about Colin Conradie and Richard Cullen?