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Assembly of Prayer Christian Church (Cult), TX, Raided by FBI
AKA The House of Prayer targets soldiers and its leader is infatuated w/ Jim Jones
6/25/22 ~ The story of a Texas church who recruit from the Ft. Hood, TX military location is sprawling. Warnings of deceived members can be seen on a Yelp posting as early as two years ago. Assembly of Prayer Christian Church is six miles from Fort Hood, a large US military facility. But they are international and have multiple USA locations.
A new development came Thursday June 23, 2022 when the FBI raided the 1013 Massey St, Killeen, TX, 76541, church location, due to its consistent recruitment of soldiers and other complaints. Not much has been reported yet on the findings by the FBI. More on who reported the church below.
According to USA Today
The House of Prayer is owned by the foreign nonprofit company House of Prayer Christian Churches of America Inc., which registered with the Georgia Secretary of State in 2004. The business's listed officers are affiliated with the Georgia churches and use Hinesville, Georgia, post office boxes as mailing addresses.
This is an important piece because often religious cults who are being shady operate under several alternate names, addresses and bank accounts. More below on their shady real estate demands of members.
On 6/24/22 via independent.co.uk : Its churches, which are primarily located near military bases throughout the country, have been accused by former members and a veterans' advocacy group of operating like a cult and targeting soldiers.
In August 2020, Veterans Education Success, an advocacy organization based in Washington D.C., asked the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Georgia Veterans Service to investigate alleged abuses of the GI Bill program by House of Prayer Christian Church’s bible seminaries.
hopcc.com, a website run by ex-members posted this: Some of the most profound bits of truth we have posted and will be posted are the audio files, that shows secret conversations from the main cult Rony Denis (the head cult leader of House of Prayer Christian Church). Others were pressured into purchasing real estate in their own name with their own credit for the church.
Once the house were purchased, the members were to never have anything to do with these properties any longer. They were put on the rental market, and all rent finances were then given to the church. Later most of these members would have their credit ruined by House of Prayer Christian Church, as the ones that had taken it over would often skip mortgage payments, while at the same time pocketing the money that came in.
The main thing about any cult, when you do the research, you will find that they are not just secret communities that no one knows anything about hidden underground, but they hide in plane site.
AYahoo News story on 6/24/22 by Dan Ladden-Hall, Justin Rohrlich stated: Former parishioner Gladys Jordan told The Daily Beast on Friday that she hasn’t been able to see her 28-year-old son, Cesar Vargas, since she left the church nearly six years ago.
“Basically, you leave the church and you’re excommunicated,” Jordan said. “That’s it, they separate you from your family. I haven’t had contact with my son since I left in September 2016. Every time I call him, he doesn’t even call me mom, he says, ‘Ma’am, how did you get this number?’”
Vargas, who has previously dismissed the “cult” label, is now some $50,000 in debt thanks to the church, where he serves as a minister, Jordan continued. He has never held a real job, she said, and dug himself into such a severe financial hole by spending money he didn’t have on materials necessary to conduct services.
“And I know because my son still receives mail at my house,” Jordan said, adding, “The cult leader, Rony Denis, is infatuated with Jim Jones. This is a modern-day Jim Jones cult. That’s my scare, that he’s gonna take my son to another country and do the same thing that Jim Jones did.”
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