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Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« on: January 20, 2011, 17:20 »
This is only incidentally related to Kansas City activism, but I think it is worth mentioning here.

http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Church_of_Jesus_Christ_in_Zion

Apparently a Mormon breakaway sect in Independence, Missouri had their name registered under Church of Scientology names.

Or something...

Here's the property information:

http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/corporate/entity.php?ntt=1152

And here is a suppressive list which includes their name:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:UDLTe__CHlYJ:www.antisectes.net/suppressive-groups-and-individual-soed-2830-1991.pdf
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ of Zion
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 21:54 »
The CoS KC Mission merged with that church in 1984. 

As of : 1/21/2011     
Business Name History

Name Name Type
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST IN ZION  Legal
KANSAS CITY MISSION CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY  Prev Legal
 
Non-Profit Corporation - Domestic - Information
 
Charter Number: N00016314
Status: Merged   
 
Entity Creation Date: 3/31/1975
 
State of Business.: MO
Expiration Date:  Perpetual
Last Registration Report Filed Date: 
Last Registration Report Filed: 0
 
Registered Agent
 
Agent Name: GARY MILLER
Office Address: 1202 WEST 40TH STREET
KANSAS CITY MO 64111 

Current Name: CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST IN ZION

Filed Documents:
  Date Document
 3/31/1975 Creation Filing
 5/11/1984 Merged

https://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/soskb/Corp.asp?652181

Date: 1/21/2011     
Business Name HistoryName Name Type
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST IN ZION  Legal

Non-Profit Corporation - Domestic - Information
 
Charter Number: N00040390
Status: Dissolved   
 
Entity Creation Date: 6/22/1989
 
State of Business.: MO
Expiration Date:  Perpetual
Last Registration Report Filed Date: 
Last Registration Report Filed: 0
 
Registered Agent
 
Agent Name: ROGER E. BILLINGS
Office Address: RT. 3 BOX 405J
INDEPENDENCE MO 64050 

Filed Documents

Current Name: CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST IN ZION
 6/22/1989 Creation Filing
 12/15/1997 With/Term/Dissolve

https://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/soskb/Corp.asp?675571
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 00:46 »
Weirdness.

Before I saw that article on Science Fair Projects Encyclopedia, I had originally thought that the CoS Mission as a whole decided to convert. It made sense to me at the time given the religious nature of Kansas City (or Missouri in general).

But that still raises questions. Was it a "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em"-type of thing? Did they merge because of mutual interests? Or were their philosophies somehow similar?

Thanks for the information, Mary. Not sure when I'll need to refer to this, but I'll have all the information collected here if I do.

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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 11:36 »
I think this was a decision of the KC mission holders at that time, who probably had a LDS background and decided to leave Scientology because of all the rage against missions and the drama in the church from 1982-1984. Basically, missionholders at tht time had more rights of ownership until David Miscavige made many of them sign over everything in what is known as the Mission Takeover period Perhaps KC mission escaped initial scrutiny, like some smaller ones managed to do in the East US as long as the % of income was flowing up management. Eventually every mission closed or changed hands.

http://exscn.net/content/view/177/95/1/9/
http://exscn.net/content/view/177/95/1/10/

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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 14:56 »
Truth really is stranger than fiction in many matters concerning CoS.
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 17:08 »
Truth really is stranger than fiction in many matters concerning CoS.

Yeah, no kidding.   ???

You know...if someone told me this stuff 10 years ago, 5 years ago, or even 2-3 years ago, I might have just written it off as conspiracy theorist material. Thank God for hard evidence like video, audio, and court documents. That did a lot to convince me to take up this cause.

Mary, I think I'm going to read that entire series. It seems interesting. And thanks again for giving a clearer picture.

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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2011, 17:40 »
While I've been making perfectly sensible (at least in my mind, they were) posts elsewhere on the forum, all this weird stuff's been going on over here!    OO_OO

It might be interesting to write to Elder Eyre (email address here: http://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/) and ask about the connection. 

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Unlike many churches today, the Church of Jesus Christ in Zion works closely with other denominations. Rather than trying to convince people to leave their Christian Church or their Christian faith, the mission of the Church in Zion is to help people live their religion, to become the best they can be, to look for the further light and knowledge which God promised to send to all who seek earnestly and who live worthily.

$ whois churchofjesuschrist.org
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Domain ID:D2924617-LROR
Domain Name:CHURCHOFJESUSCHRIST.ORG
Created On:04-Jan-1999 05:00:00 UTC
Last Updated On:26-Sep-2010 22:17:41 UTC
Expiration Date:04-Jan-2015 05:00:00 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Wild West Domains, Inc. (R120-LROR)
Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT RENEW PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:CR4205502
Registrant Name:Roger Billings
Registrant Street1:26900 East Pink Hill Rd
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Independence
Registrant State/Province:Missouri
Registrant Postal Code:64057
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.8162290017
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:+1.8162291000
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:rbillings@wband.com
Admin ID:CR4205504
Admin Name:Joseph Billings
Admin Street1:401 West Grand
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Gallatin
Admin State/Province:Missouri
Admin Postal Code:64640
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.6606633050
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:billingsj@goldkey.com
Tech ID:CR4205503
Tech Name:Thomas Eyre
Tech Street1:26900 East Pink Hill Rd
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Independence
Tech State/Province:Missouri
Tech Postal Code:64057
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.8162293800
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:+1.8162291000
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:teyre@wband.com
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2011, 18:29 »
Mary, I think I'm going to read that entire series. It seems interesting. And thanks again for giving a clearer picture.

You're welcome! Glad to be of help :)
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011, 21:47 »
It might be interesting to write to Elder Eyre (email address here: http://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/) and ask about the connection.

I plan to visit when I get the chance. Not sure when that will be, but if I do it it would be to get an interview on the topic. Do you think he'll want to talk about it? He may not see the Church of Scientology in the same light as he used to. It might be a source of embarrassment.

Or...it might not. Is it at 1202 West 40th Street? That's not too far from the Church of Scientology's present location.

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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2011, 23:27 »
according to the state corp papers I posted, the corp was dissolved in 1989. I would email the guy listed in the main web site specs that ethercat posted
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2011, 00:13 »
It might be interesting to write to Elder Eyre (email address here: http://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/) and ask about the connection.

I plan to visit when I get the chance. Not sure when that will be, but if I do it it would be to get an interview on the topic. Do you think he'll want to talk about it? He may not see the Church of Scientology in the same light as he used to. It might be a source of embarrassment.

Or...it might not. Is it at 1202 West 40th Street? That's not too far from the Church of Scientology's present location.

The mystery deepens.  According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Jesus_Christ_%28Zion%27s_Branch%29) , the official website is here: http://www.zionsbranch.org/  wikipedia says: This page was last modified on 30 December 2010 at 21:30.  Or is this yet another schism?

More might be gleaned from the history and talk sections, which I would certainly try to do before I wandered in and  :O--|.

I don't know when, but the Science Fair Projects (SFP) page says that the info there was taken from wikipedia, yet I see nothing on wikipedia that resembles the SFP page...  I haven't looked at everything about it on wikipedia, though.

The SFP page says: Official site - Currently for sale

But the registration for the site it links to (above) shows the domain as
Created On:04-Jan-1999 05:00:00 UTC
Last Updated On:26-Sep-2010 22:17:41 UTC
Expiration Date:04-Jan-2015 05:00:00 UTC

Something happened to change the record on Sept. 26 last year.  This could have been something as simple as changing web hosts.  But they clearly plan to be around, with a registration paid up till 2015, and they clearly have been around since at least 1999.

Compare that to the other "official site" registration:

$ whois zionsbranch.org
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Domain ID:D106923201-LROR
Domain Name:ZIONSBRANCH.ORG
Created On:17-Jul-2005 08:03:47 UTC
Last Updated On:15-Jul-2010 22:31:33 UTC
Expiration Date:17-Jul-2011 08:03:47 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:eNom, Inc. (R39-LROR)
Status:OK
Registrant ID:29444B4C18039014
Registrant Name:Managing Director
Registrant Organization:VodaHost
Registrant Street1:1220 North Market Street
Registrant Street2:Suite 606
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Wilmington
Registrant State/Province:DE
Registrant Postal Code:19801
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.3028611448
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:support@vodahost.com
Admin ID:29444B4C18039014
Admin Name:Managing Director
Admin Organization:VodaHost
Admin Street1:1220 North Market Street
Admin Street2:Suite 606
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Wilmington
Admin State/Province:DE
Admin Postal Code:19801
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.3028611448
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:support@vodahost.com
Tech ID:29444B4C18039014
Tech Name:Managing Director
Tech Organization:VodaHost
Tech Street1:1220 North Market Street
Tech Street2:Suite 606
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Wilmington
Tech State/Province:DE
Tech Postal Code:19801
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.3028611448
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:support@vodahost.com
Name Server:NS1.VODAHOST.COM
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Their forum (http://www.zionsbranch.org/forum/) says they are located at 108 S. Pleasant St., Independence, Missouri 64050.

Curiouser and curiouser...

Please let us know what you find out, RSW.  Maybe one of us should just join their forum and ask.   :D 

Holy cow, this is more complicated than the church of scientology!   (*ouo*)
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2011, 12:04 »
This thread just needs one of these........... :/___\:
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2011, 19:48 »
While I've been making perfectly sensible (at least in my mind, they were) posts elsewhere on the forum, all this weird stuff's been going on over here!    OO_OO

It might be interesting to write to Elder Eyre (email address here: http://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/) and ask about the connection. 

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Unlike many churches today, the Church of Jesus Christ in Zion works closely with other denominations. Rather than trying to convince people to leave their Christian Church or their Christian faith, the mission of the Church in Zion is to help people live their religion, to become the best they can be, to look for the further light and knowledge which God promised to send to all who seek earnestly and who live worthily.

$ whois churchofjesuschrist.org
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Domain ID:D2924617-LROR
Domain Name:CHURCHOFJESUSCHRIST.ORG
Created On:04-Jan-1999 05:00:00 UTC
Last Updated On:26-Sep-2010 22:17:41 UTC
Expiration Date:04-Jan-2015 05:00:00 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Wild West Domains, Inc. (R120-LROR)
Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT RENEW PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:CR4205502
Registrant Name:Roger Billings
Registrant Street1:26900 East Pink Hill Rd
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Independence
Registrant State/Province:Missouri
Registrant Postal Code:64057
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.8162290017
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:+1.8162291000
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:rbillings@wband.com
Admin ID:CR4205504
Admin Name:Joseph Billings
Admin Street1:401 West Grand
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Gallatin
Admin State/Province:Missouri
Admin Postal Code:64640
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.6606633050
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:billingsj@goldkey.com
Tech ID:CR4205503
Tech Name:Thomas Eyre
Tech Street1:26900 East Pink Hill Rd
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Independence
Tech State/Province:Missouri
Tech Postal Code:64057
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.8162293800
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:+1.8162291000
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:teyre@wband.com
Name Server:NS1.ACELLUS.COM
Name Server:NS2.FIREANGEL.COM

I don't think that that quote applies to this old situation. The Scn mission closed and became the Zion church in 1984. I really believe that the Scn mission holder was a mormon of sorts to begin with and after being put through the scn missionholder wringer, decided to stick with his original religion. Just a hunch. In those days, a lot of people left Scientology.
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 17:41 »
according to the state corp papers I posted, the corp was dissolved in 1989. I would email the guy listed in the main web site specs that ethercat posted

Man, I'm really slow today or just confused from the topic. Should I contact Elder Eyre's email listed on the website or one of the three emails listed on the WhoIs Lookup?

The mystery deepens.  According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Jesus_Christ_%28Zion%27s_Branch%29) , the official website is here: http://www.zionsbranch.org/  wikipedia says: This page was last modified on 30 December 2010 at 21:30.  Or is this yet another schism?

I think it's another schism. The Elders are different and the doctrine is different.

The Science Fair Project article might be an archive of one of these articles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Jesus_Christ_in_Zion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Church_of_Jesus_Christ_in_Zion_(Scientology)

The latter was deleted in 2006, so maybe the former.

This thread just needs one of these........... :/___\:

 :___ufo___:

I don't know how deep the rabbit hole goes, but I've taken quite a few red pills so far, and I'm starting to get a headache.
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011, 17:47 »
Take a break :D

I look forward to what you find in the rabbit hole. 
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2011, 20:08 »
Man, I'm really slow today or just confused from the topic. Should I contact Elder Eyre's email listed on the website or one of the three emails listed on the WhoIs Lookup?

I'm confused by all of it!   :{^0

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I think it's another schism. The Elders are different and the doctrine is different.

The Science Fair Project might be an archive of one of these articles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Jesus_Christ_in_Zion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Church_of_Jesus_Christ_in_Zion_(Scientology)

The latter was deleted in 2006, so maybe the former.

So it's kinda like the Mormon Freezone, huh?

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:___ufo___:

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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2011, 23:56 »
according to the state corp papers I posted, the corp was dissolved in 1989. I would email the guy listed in the main web site specs that ethercat posted

Man, I'm really slow today or just confused from the topic. Should I contact Elder Eyre's email listed on the website or one of the three emails listed on the WhoIs Lookup?

I'm sorry, my bad!  I should have prefaced it with the Whois address ethercat provided, lol. teyre@wband.com
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Re: Church of Jesus Christ in Zion
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2011, 02:33 »
So it's kinda like the Mormon Freezone, huh?

Kind of...

I think I know what you mean by this, but could you explain a little better?

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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2011, 09:58 »
So it's kinda like the Mormon Freezone, huh?

Kind of...

I think I know what you mean by this, but could you explain a little better?
Maybe I was wrong about them being a Mormon-related group?  I'm more familiar with the mainstream Protestant churches like Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, etc. 

What I meant was:
All these little groups that split away from the main church, then split away from each other, forming individual churches that differ on points which are actually somewhat minor (to me, anyway) to the original idea, each one claiming to have the truth, unlike the others.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_jesus_christ

Similar to the Freezone, which consists of small groups that differ on various aspects of scientology, like Ron's Org Committee, Friends of LRH, Marty's Independents, International Freezone Association, Freezone Earth, etc., and are the only ones delivering "The Tech" as it was intended to be.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Zone_%28Scientology%29

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\m/ >< \m/

Now, that was meant to be a joke!   3((:
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