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  • Phil

    Does anyone know all the positions that are identified in the Watchtower organization? I hear people talking about elders, overseers etc. What are all the positions from the to to the bottom?

  • unclebruce

    Here ya go Phil - Focus to the rescue: UPDATED LIST OF WATCHTOWER "RANKS" (not CLASSES!)

    1 Less Senile Man Who 'Specially Advises' The President of the WTBTS
    2 The President of the Watchtower Society of Jehovah's Witnesses
    3 Jehovah God [As WTBTS President interprets/'explains' all... ]
    4 Charles Taze Russell, occasionally The Faithful & Discreet Slave
    5 Michael=Jesus, Satan [Jesus/Satan oddly confusable in WTBTS literature]
    6 Other Governing Body Member (White)
    7 Other more submissive Archangel
    8 Writing Staff Member
    9 Common or Garden Angel/Spirit
    10 Other Committee head
    11 Higher-Up Biblical Prophet (e.g. "Moses" Class)
    12 Other Governing Body Member (Black or servile)
    13 Prominent Bethelite
    14 Biblical Prophet (e.g. "Ezekiel" Class)
    15 Other Committee Member
    16 Male Biblical "Honorable Mention" (e.g. "David" Class)
    17 Branch Overseer
    18 District Overseer
    19 Circuit Overseer
    20 City Overseer
    21 Presiding Overseer
    22 Elder with influence
    23 Common or Garden Bethelite
    24 Male Anointed One (active) ("Anointed Remnant" Class)
    25 Common or garden Elder
    26 Ministerial Servant
    27 Male Special Pioneer
    28 Male Pioneer
    29 Male Auxiliary Pioneer
    30 Male Anointed One (less active)
    31 Male Alleged Anointed One
    32 Male Dead Anointed One
    33 Male Regular Publisher (but if non-JW spouse, lower)
    34 Male Irregular Publisher (but if non-JW spouse, lower)
    35 Male Inactive Publisher (but if non-JW spouse, lower)
    36 Male Dead Publisher
    37 Female Biblical "Honorable Mention" (Ruth Class, HIGHEST for a Female)
    38 Female Anointed One (active)
    39 Female Anointed One (less active)
    40 Female Alleged Anointed One
    41 Female Dead Anointed One
    42 Female Special Pioneer
    43 Female Pioneer
    44 Female Auxiliary Pioneer
    45 Female Regular Publisher (but if non-JW spouse, lower)
    46 Female Irregular Publisher (but if non-JW spouse, lower)
    47 Female Inactive Publisher (but if non-JW spouse, lower)
    48 Female Dead Publisher
    49 jW with suspected "worldly leanings" (or who forgets to dress per code)
    50 jW with at least one DF/DA relative (if they misbehave, becomes a C-59)
    51 Marked jW
    52 Reproved jW
    53 Male unbaptized Associate
    54 Female unbaptized Associate
    55 Male child of jW (sub-Class rank depends on Congregational Rank of Pop)
    56 Female child of jW (sub-Class rank depends on Rank of Pater)
    57 Male child of unbaptized Associate
    58 Female child of unbaptized Associate; Dead unbaptized associate/family
    59 "Spiritually Weak" jW; Dead non-jW who never heard the message; Hitler
    60 jW known to have "Apostate Leanings", Other Dead;Mother Teresa (dogmeat)
    61 Male householder starting a Bible Study
    62 Female householder starting a Bible Study; any who paid for literature
    63 Other Male adult (Catholics, Beardeds and Smokers at the bottom)
    64 Other Submissive Female adult (ditto); Rapist [subject to Flicker Light]
    65 Other Male Child
    66 Idiot, Infidel or Lunatic
    67 Other Female Child
    68 Co-operative & submissive & clean non-jW Spouse of jW (Male higher)
    69 One suspected of "running ahead of Jehovah" (never forgivable)
    70 Co-operative & submissive non-jW Close Family of jW (Male much higher)
    71 Non-human animals (snakes and bottom-feeding pond scum excepted)
    72 Householder (either sex) who has politely said "not interested"
    73 Householder (either sex) who has said "get lost"
    74 Householder (either sex) who has offended (marked for early destruction)
    75 Householder (either sex) who set household pet on jW (likewise)
    76 Internet User or Child-Molester (unless Elder, in which case can be OK)
    77 Unsubmissive Female; Demon
    78 Unco-operative or unsubmissive or unclean non-jW Spouse of jW
    79 Unco-operative or unsubmissive non-jW Family of jW
    80 Formally Disassociated One
    81 Bottom-feeding Pond Scum
    82 Informally Disassociated One
    83 Serpent
    84 Living Mass-Murderer; Trinitarian (if different)
    85 Masturbator, Homosexual [taught as basically the same thing]
    86 One said to be pending J.C. [to jW this means not Jesus!] proceedings
    87 Opposer who was never associated
    88 jW who accepts Blood Transfusion
    89 Clergyman, other Harlot
    90 Opposer who had been associated
    91 Pope, other Great Whore; George Orwell
    92 Disfellowshipped One (unless lower still)
    93 Shunned One (unless lower still)
    94 Member of "Swine" Class (unless of even lower rank)
    95 Vomit-Eating Dog, Apostatized One (Watters-Penton-Reed Class)
    96 Member of "Evil Slave" Class (e.g. Ray Franz Class)
    97 Demonized One (e.g. Feuerbacher-Bergman-Raines-JanG-JH Class)
    98 One who Attempts to Tape-Record Judicial Committee proceedings
    99 Wicked Demonized One (e.g., W.F.Salter-Focus-Farkel-Steinhaug-Kotwal-Hovland Class)
    100Viprous Concealed-Apostatical One (e.g. Prominent Bethelite AntiType)

    "God is not the author of confusion " - 1 Cor. 14:33

    See! It is simple, just like the "Good News" viz. that those with Rank numbered 60-100 get destroyed at HAR!-MaggieDonAndOnAndOn or never get brought back. Hitler comes back, Mother Teresa does not, typical Watchtower "justice". Do I get thanks for having made it all so simple (in the inimitable style of dear Chas Russell)?

    (Rank #99 - but has contacts even further down! Class)

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  • teenyuck

    I was gonna say Missionary.....

  • peacefulpete

    you did miss the Zone Overseer, possibly the most powerful men in the org. He controls whole continents or in our case, most of the western hemisphere.

  • gitasatsangha

    Bruce, LMAO

  • Billygoat

    LOL@UncleBruce !!!!

    Whew! Thanks for clearing up what I thought this thread was about!

  • worldlygirl

    LOL! This made my day. I am a #78 at best. Hey, it sounds like you know a lot about this stuff and I can't get any good answer from my husband who has suddenly returned to the flock. (Non-active when we met - never mentioned going back until AFTER we were married.) I hate to sound bitter, but I really do hope that having an uncooperative, non-compliant spouse makes life more difficult in the organization. Is it true???!!!


  • pr_capone

    Wow.... I went from 28 to 93 in no time flat!!!!!!!

    Kansas District Overbeer

  • blacksheep

    Thanks! Now I understand what my mom meant when she referenced the organizational "dignitaries."

    It also helps to know where I stand; officially at 82, but I've been known to hover around 99 based on comments from my mother...

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