Category: SVC Profiles

Shiloh Youth Revival Centers

SHILOH YOUTH REVIVAL CENTERS TIMELINE 1968 The first “House of Miracles” in Costa Mesa, California was sponsored by Calvary Chapel. 1969 All Houses of Miracles “submitted” to John J. Higgins, Jr., Randy Morich, and Chuck Smith as “elders.” 1970 The Houses of Miracles moved to Oregon and took the name “ Shiloh” at the invitation […]

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The Farm

THE FARM THE FARM TIMELINE 1966 (March):  Stephen Gaskin offered classes, including courses entitled “North American White Witchcraft” and “Metaphysical Education (Meta PE),” as part of San Francisco State Free University. 1967 (February):  Gaskin initiated the Monday Night Class, an open meeting spaced designed to explore psychedelic consciousness within the frames of (mystical) religiosity, in […]

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Peoples Temple

PEOPLES TEMPLE TIMELINE 1931 (May 13):  James (Jim) Warren Jones was born in Crete, Indiana. 1954:  Jim Jones founded Community Unity Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956:  Peoples Temple, the renamed Wings of Deliverance (first incorporated 1955), opened in Indianapolis. 1960:  People Temple officially became a member of The Disciples of Christ (Christian Church) denomination. 1962:  […]

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Koinonia Farm

KOINONIA FARM TIMELINE 1912:  Co-founder Clarence Jordan was born in Talbotton, Georgia. 1942:  Clarence and Florence Jordan and Martin and Mabel England bought Koinonia Farm. The Englands soon returned to Burma, leaving the Jordans to work the farm. 1956:  Area farmers, merchants, and stores began boycotting Koinonia Farm. 1956:  Dorothy Day visited Clarence Jordan at […]

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Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (1843-2002)

FUNDAMENTALIST LATTER-DAY SAINTS TIMELINE 1843 Joseph Smith announced his revelation on plural marriage. 1862 The U.S. Congress passed the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act. 1882 The U.S. Congress passed the Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act. 1886 (September 26-27) Fundamentalists claimed that John Taylor received a revelation about the continuation of plural marriage while on the underground. 1887 The U.S. […]

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Father Divine

FATHER DIVINE PEACE MISSION TIMELINE 1879:  George Baker was born to a poor black family in Rockville, Maryland. Circa 1900:  Baker settled in Baltimore, and worked as a gardener and a preacher. 1906:  Baker visited the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles where he reportedly spoke in tongues. 1907:  Baker met and began working with […]

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Holy Order of Mans

HOLY ORDER OF MANS (HOOM) TIMELINE 1904 (April 18):  Earl Wilbur Blighton was born in Rochester, New York. 1968:  The Holy Order of MANS was founded in San Francisco, California. 1974 (April 11):  Blighton died in Pacifica, California. 1978:   Vincent Rossi and Patricia Rossi assumed the positions of permanent Co-directors General. 1984:  The Holy Order […]

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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness

ISKCON TIMELINE 1896 International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) founder Swami A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada was born as Abhay Charan De, in Calcutta, India. 1932 Prabhupada took initiation from his guru Bhaktisiddhanta, becoming a disciple of Krishna. 1936 Bhaktisiddhanta charged Prabhupada with spreading Krishna consciousness in the West. 1944 Prabhupada began publishing Back to Godhead , […]

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Integral Yoga International (IYI)

INTEGRAL YOGA INTERNATIONAL TIMELINE 1914 Sri Swami Satchidananda was born in Tamil Nadu, South India. 1947-1964 Satchidananda met and studied under Sri Swami Sivanandaji for seventeen years. 1966 Satchidananda traveled to New York City. 1966 (October) The first Integral Yoga Institution was established in New York City. 1969 Satchinananda addressed the crowd at the Woodstock […]

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Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (2002-Present)

FLDS TIMELINE (2002-present) 2002 (September 8) – FLDS leader Rulon Jeffs died at age 92. 2002 Rulon Jeffs’ son, Warren Jeffs, became FLDS president and prophet at age 47. 2003 Property for the Yearning For Zion Ranch (YFZ) was purchased. 2005 The foundation for the YFZ temple was dedicated. 2005 (June) Warren Jeffs was arrested […]

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