Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The House of Prayer Expose (HOPCC): Part 1

THE HOUSE OF PRAYER EXPOSE (HOPCC): PART1

Our organization, Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc. (FACT), received numerous complaints and signed affidavits about ‘House of Prayer Christian Church’ (HOPCC), a.k.a The Place of Help, located at 2540 Airport Rd, Hinesville, GA, 31313, headed by pastor Rony Denis. This report details our analysis of the complaints in an effort to educate and warn others about what appears to be, in our opinion, a destructive cultic church that is destroying lives and families, based on the highly documented allegations. Though the church claims to be non-denominational, ex-members of the church state that it is actually a Pentecostal and apocalyptic (end-of-times) church in belief and practice.
Note: Our intention at FACT is never to libel or damage anyone’s reputation. The purpose of our work is to educate the public and also for HOPCC leadership to understand the severity of the allegations against them. Moreover, please know that all statements made in this expose are according to our opinion at FACT, based upon signed affidavits, complaints and evidence we received from alleged victims of HOPCC, family members of those involved, etc. and through our analysis of this information according to the B.I.T.E. model (developed by cult expert Steven Hassan).
EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE CLAIMS
Ex-members and families affected by the House of Prayer Christian Church contacted our organization with complaints describing various kinds of alleged exploitation and abuse in detail. The allegations state that Pastor Denis is using members of his congregation to conduct real estate fraud and coercing members who are in the military to give up their financial benefits to the church (GI and VA income).
Moreover, the complaints state that Pastor Denis is allegedly ruining many lives and breaking apart marriages and families. Unfortunately some ex-members have stated the development of serious mental health issues as a result of their experiences with this Pastor and church, such as PTSD and depression.
Some of those who filed complaints with our office had this to say about HOPCC and its leadership:
1) “This church is abusive, the main one behind all of the wickedness is Rev. Denis, like all cult leaders he surrounds himself around fall men that will defend him in his wickedness. He holds people's spouses hostage, he abuses veterans by using their benefits to pay the church. He pronounces curses of Judgment on people if they do not obey his commands to control them through fear. He prevents people from talking to their families and even moving them away if he needs to…”
2) “I have been told my story needs to be heard but i have not posted anything on here because i have so many story’s to tell, and I just haven’t wanted to relive all of the years of sexual harassment. It's just too much.”
3) “No one in the church is not allowed to do anything without his [Rony Denis’] permission. We are trying to stop this guy before he ruins more people's lives.”
4) “Leader Pastor Rony Denis, has moved children to other church locations, is separating husbands and wives and remarrying them with others.”
5) “He takes people's money through real state fraud and GI benefits.”
6) “After I finally got the courage to leave the HOPCC organization Rony Denis would go on to defame my character by calling me gay across the pulpit… Leaving messages on my phone communicating threats that God would visit me soon. After I left I have been pursued and stalked i.e. Facebook and them hiring private investigators to find out where I live, causing my family to live in fear even though we had tried to go on and live the peaceable life. We are unsure of how safe we are. The trauma that we have been through is mentally unsettling and I will never be able to live without the horrid memories and scars that will forever be etched in my family's life.”
7) “He has gotten away with everything but murder (that we know of) right in front of our faces…It’s amazing to me how people sit around this guy and hear him airing out other people’s personal business and never think he will do the same to them.”
8) “He divorces spouses if one doesn't want to go to church anymore…I was told by ministers either to let my husband go (another divorce) or "be strong" and stay and my husband would stay because of me.”
9) “I was threaten… I was thrown out my home and everything was taken, my car, etc, mainly my husband whom I love and still love and miss, family was told I was evil and of the devil. I continue to suffer greatly emotional and financially being I was a house wife and forbidden from working. The church leaders continue to shun me and destroy my name…My husband at the time lost his mind and still has never recovery and still endures this evil practices because he no longer has a wright mind. My husband sign his business and houses over to the church and 2 cars.”
10) “During my time in HOPCC Rony Denis would set out to crush me and to bring me under subjection and in his words obedience and total submission to him. There was a time that I was so devastated and weakened by his abuse.”
11) “He began to separate us [family] by telling my daughter that she needed to keep him away from me because I taught him bad things, and went as far as to insinuate that I had inappropriate relations with him. He would also spew words of hatred and venom and tell me to my face in the company of several ministers that he (Rony Denis) was my daughter’s real father not me!”
12) “Since leaving the place, I have been harassed by several ministers that Rony Denis made call my phone…”
13) “[Denis] pronounces curses of Judgment on people if they do not obey his commands to control them through fear.”
14) “The departed are living in fear and in secret locations. Now if their address are known PI's are making deliveries and harassing them.”
Raymond Yorke Jr., a long time worker of the church, from 2004-2016, had this to say about his experience with the HOPCC:
“Each year of abuse from Rony Denis, the leader of the church, became worse and worse. Rony Denis verbally abused me by telling me I was wrong for getting my wife pregnant and that I was making his job harder… Rony Denis worked to try and destroy my marriage by trying to cause division between my wife and me. He told my wife that he could have blamed me for molesting my own son, which never happened. He also said the same thing concerning her father and our son. When my wife and I left the church Rony Denis sent a fake Superior Court of Liberty County, State of Georgia court document stating that he was taking us to court which I believe is against the law. He hired a private investigator to find our new address and deliver us this fraudulent document. My family lives in mental duress because of the anguish that Rony Denis and his church has caused us. We believe Rony Denis to be a very dangerous man. Since we have left we have heard that he has pronounced death upon us. He has called my cell phone and has left harassing and disturbing messages on.”
The Costal Courier, a local newspaper in Hinesville, GA published various articles about the HOPCC, including one about a town hall meeting that took place on June 21st, 2017. As stated in this article, Raymond Yorke claims that church leaders are manipulating members of the congregation, harassing former members with scare tactics and committing fraud.

If you believe you have been harmed by the HOPCC in any way, please contact our office at:https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/c…/contact.html

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

THE JERRY STOCKING EXPOSE (PART 2 - CONCLUSION):

Initially we would like to state the following: the purpose of this expose is not to slander, libel or harm Jerry Stocking in any way; it is to bring awareness, to educate the public and to potentially change his allegedly damaging practices so that no one might be hurt in the future. This published report details our opinion and belief based upon the highly documented allegations in our possession.
We of course encourage all opposing views and welcome all new information / evidence at any time. If you have any information about Jerry Stocking that you would like to share, either positive or negative, please contact us at:
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According to complaints and online research, Jerry Stocking has a substantial online presence, including an active blog published by the ‘Elephant Journal’, an independent online publication. His articles mainly focus on the subjects of love, romance and relationships, with an obvious focus on sex. Very recently, he wrote an article where he admits to having paid women for sex through an “arrangement” website.
Some excerpts from his article:
“…I signed up for the arrangement site with zeal. In the first 24 hours, I emailed 23 women, most of them less than half my age…”
“In that month, I had three meetings with women, the rest turned out to be various flavors of unavailable or disinteresting.”
“I paid her for one month but only used her services twice. We remain in contact via text and email, corresponding much as an older, perhaps wiser, man and a younger, enthusiastic woman.”
“I won’t be on the site again, though the idea of it still tickles me, as does the idea of paying a certain, set amount for sex with someone I like but don’t want a long-term romantic relationship with.”
In our opinion, we believe no self-help teacher should be promoting the idea of a sex for money arrangement website, which is basically a modern day platform for prostitution. In our opinion, his article shows his regard for women as mere sex objects for his own carnal gratifications.
Jerry Stocking also has numerous videos on Youtube, which you can view on his Youtube Channel located here: https://www.youtube.com/user/prcourse/videos
His company called ‘A Choice Experience’ is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of self-improvement education (as listed on his Guidestar.org profile). Through his 501c3, he is believed to be charging students for all of his self-improvement courses about $600 - $900 per course, and $95 per hour for private coaching / counseling. We question the validity of Jerry’s 501c3 since we believe it seems that he is using it for his own personal business gain and in our opinion not for helping the public. We will be forwarding all of our information to the IRS and Treasury Department for their analysis to verify the legitimacy of his 501c3 non-profit organization.
We contacted Mr. Stocking for his side of the story multiple times, and were able to speak with him on only one occasion. During our phone call, he denied the allegations, but also said that he has had thousands upon thousands of people take his courses, and the fact that several people have complained about him does not surprise him. He stated that he has “never crossed any boundaries with people.” Unfortunately people who have studied with Mr. Stocking allege otherwise, and claim to have been damaged by him. For example from a complaint we received, “Mr. Stocking’s behaviors have led to great personal pain and suffering, which I experience even presently.”
As per the allegations against Jerry Stocking, we believe his behavior is unethical to say the least. In our opinion according to the complaints, we believe he could be taking advantage of the inherent trust between student and teacher to manipulate and possibly exploit his followers in various ways. One victim has stated that in her experience and observation, Stocking’s behavior has led to “financial strain, the dissolution of friendships and intimate loving relationships, and has driven deep wedges between friends of mine and their families.” This victim goes on to state, “I believe the above described behaviors on the part of Jerry Stocking to be unethical, and dangerous...”
A final quote from an alleged victim of Stocking, posted as a comment on the Psychology Today article mentioned previously:
“Many of us ‘Woke Up’ and admitted we were blinded, fooled or just plain idiots to trust Jerry. Some of us are still too fearful or prefer to remain idiots who believe Jerry helped despite breaking up relationships, drugs, sending to ‘exile’ another delusional abnormal game, exploiting, leaving many with personal loneliness as never before, while all issues could be resolved by consulting a well reputed psychiatrists or a PhD psychologist who will not abuse hypnosis just for profit.”
(To restate: the purpose of this expose is to warn, educate, potentially save lives and to protect any potential future victims. It is absolutely not intended to slander, libel or harm anyone mentioned in the expose.)
If you believe you have been harmed by Jerry Stocking in any way and would like to file a complaint against him, use our online form. 
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Monday, December 4, 2017

THE JERRY STOCKING EXPOSE (PART 1)

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Jerry Stocking

Initially we would like to state the following: the purpose of this expose is not to slander, libel or harm Jerry Stocking in any way; it is to bring awareness, to educate the public and to potentially change his allegedly damaging practices so that no one might be hurt in the future. This published report details our opinion and belief based upon the highly documented allegations in our possession. We of course encourage all opposing views and welcome all new information / evidence at any time. If you have any information about Jerry Stocking that you would like to share, either positive or negative, please contact us at:

www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/cult-help/contact.html

FACT received complaints about self-improvement education teacher Jerry Stocking who lives in Clarksville, GA. According to his website, he offers courses to help people become more ‘present’ in life, which he states as the key to making more money, losing weight and more. The allegations against Mr. Stocking are very serious, including the misuse of hypnosis and NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) on his students. According to some of the allegations, Jerry Stocking seems to be using these hypnotic therapies we believe as a method for controlling people. For example, from a complaint we received, a quote from an alleged victim of Stocking:

“In my experience he is using Neuro-Linguistic-Programming, (NLP) to covertly implant suggestions, induced trances, and similar and allied techniques, in an unethical fashion, for his personal, sexual, and monetary benefit.”

Another quote from a family member who believes her relative is under Stocking’s control: “Jerry wants [name removed] under his hypnotic control. Same trick over and over. That’s how he lured [name removed]… Jerry needs to start some hypnotic coercion and make [name removed] believe he/Jerry did not abuse / molest or rape her, it was her [name removed] own wish.”
We also received complaints that allege the following about Stocking’s use of acquired personal information from his students:

“I have experienced his [Jerry Stocking] gathering of confidential personal information, and manipulating it, and the persons whom that information concerns, for his own personal, sexual, and monetary benefit.”

“I was listening to a group call run by Jerry when [name removed] expressed his anger. According to [name removed], Jerry had used personal information that [name removed] had confided to Jerry about [name removed] family, etc. in a public way. Jerry denied it, and tried to get [name removed] "in ine". Uncharacteristically, [name removed] persisted! ([name removed] is a tough little man, but Stocking has a talent for shutting people down and controlling the situation, using techniques derived from NLP pattern interruption, hypnosis, and peer/public pressure and embarrassment, etc.)”

A Psychology Today article published online called “Why do people join Cults?” has numerous negative comments about Jerry Stocking, including the ones below that seem to lend insight into what we believe are Jerry’s manipulation and indoctrination practices:

1) “Jerry Stocking spurious NPL /hypnosis ‘Transformation’ seminars are a poison cocktail for the gullible. Jerry applies NLP/Hypnosis overtly/covertly to induce trances altering state of awareness/consciousness. Once hypnotic trance took place any post hypnotic deceitful, false suggestion can be implanted in your mind and you will obey it as true. Suggestions are repeated –‘brainwash’ until submission, but you will appear normal. Induced trances generated delusions in Jerry’s cult to ‘Wake Up The World’, hypnotic illusion of closeness, trust in Jerry’s phony ‘Love Bombs’, coercive persuasion, trickery, deception, abuse and exploitation. Cults are money machines; the bottom line is cost/benefit ratio. Trance- formation induction modus operandi serves Jerry’s indoctrination mind-control for moneymaking.”

2) “I saw first hand how, Jerry Stocking love bombed [name removed]. Flattery, all kinds of special attention, and later in their relationship, and no surprise to anyone who has observed Jerry's game before, a very very close "personal" relationship. Mind you there was more than a 30 year difference in their ages. She hardly made a move without his input or approval. She changed her hairstyle to suit him, chose new friends from his ‘students’ to please him, and dropped others at the mere hint that Jerry didn't approve of them. Indeed, she expressed pride that she was ‘in the inner circle’. And who wouldn't? Jerry Stocking is, to say the least, a powerfully persuasive person. An excellent hypnotist, and superb practitioner of NLP.”

3) “Jerry used his courses as a cover –up for evil, deceiving the heart (mind) of na├»ve women sexually exploiting almost every attractive woman. Smooth talk, flattery combined with hypnotic meditation made us all victims of deception for many, many years. Jerry’s courses were fabrications of ‘glowing words’. The outcome of the ‘glow’ course was, women heavily hypnotized appeared drugged, camouflaged as if discovered ‘new levels’ of themselves. (As in above posts Capital letters would emphasize DECEPTION) DECEPTION: Jerry’s ‘new levels’ were not meant to discover anything but hide “deeper and deeper levels” of a dangerous hypnosis ‘focused attention’ on Jerry’s voice to play with our lives, erase good memories with husband, wife, boyfriend, family and replace it with delusional, negative stories about others mixed with suggestions to trust, love him and spend more money on junk courses…Jerry Stocking is about separating families, relationships masking his hypnotic face with ‘love’.”

To read more of the complaints against Jerry Stocking posted under this Psychology Today article, please visit this web address, scroll down to the comments section and click on the comments bar to reveal them:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sideways-view/201402/why-do-people-join-cults

Follow the conclusion of our Jerry Stocking expose, posting tomorrow.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Donation Matching for F.A.C.T.

Dear Supporters,

We've received an extremely generous offer from an anonymous donor who has pledged to match all donations received on Giving Tuesday and who also asked us to extend our donation drive up until midnight tonight! Please help us to help those who are being abused by destructive cults, especially trapped children suffering from physical and/or sexual abuse and exploitation. Only with your help will these kids have a fighting chance to escape their controlling groups and the abusive horrors they experience on a daily basis.
You can help these suffering children trapped in cultic groups by supporting a case today. For as little as a $25, you can help rescue kids from exploitation and abuse, prevent suicide, shut down cult leaders, expose cults, help reunite separated families and much more. Please select from one of the categories below to make your donation or enter any donation amount you wish to give in the empty box. No amount is too small and every donation helps with our victim support efforts and in the fight against destructive groups.

To make your 100% tax-deductible donation, please click here:

Also, if you would, please like and share this post with others to spread the word.

One behalf of cult victims, we thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Your opportunity to save a child's life on Giving Tuesday

Dear Supporters,

Today is Giving Tuesday, a national movement created to encourage charitable giving across the country. It is a day of reflection and an opportunity to give to help those less fortunate in need.

On this day, please do what you can for those who have been abused by destructive cults and their wicked sociopathic leaders, especially innocent children born into these groups who are being exploited and physically and sexually absued. Only with your help will these kids have a fighting chance to escape their controlling groups and the abusive horrors they experience on a daily basis.

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Please read these quotes taken from recent complaints to better understand our important mission:

"Please describe the cult activity: Human trafficking of children from state to state. Arranged marriage of minors to adults. Free child labor, slavery. Physical and mental abuse. The leader had sex with his step daughter and produced 4 children with her. Another leader has currently married more than 4 teen girls, 1 of which is 14 years of age...I was trafficked from state to state, I worked 17 hours a day for over 16 years and never received a payment for my work. I was beaten in their school. I was placed in a arranged marriage…”

“We always had to do what he wanted or we were sinning and not pleasing God. A few months ago we found out the Pastor was having sex in front of a 14 year boy while the boy played with himself. I have been told this is sexual child abuse…"

"I was a part of this church. My mother and her family attend this organization. They are definitely a cult. They are very good at hiding rape and pedophilia…"

You can help these suffering children trapped in cultic groups by supporting a case today. For as little as a $10, you can help rescue kids from exploitation and abuse, prevent suicide, shut down cult leaders, expose cults, help reunite separated families and much more. Please select from one of the categories below to make your donation or enter any donation amount you wish to give in the empty box. No amount is too small and every donation helps with our victim support efforts and in the fight against destructive groups.

To donate, please click here: https://fact.networkforgood.com/projects/27300-fact-fundraising-for-2017

At our highest level of $5000, you may sponsor an entire case from start to finish, including any intervention work necessary, counseling for victims and families, investigation and followup, exposure efforts and more. Simply click the empty box above and fill in the amount.

Please know that since we are a 501c3 all donations are 100% tax-deductible and go entirely towards our mission. Also, F.A.C.T. has earned the highest platinum level rating from Guidestar.org for our honesty and transparency as an organization, meaning we are an organization you can trust.

Please help us to continue our important work by making your year-end 100% tax-deductible gift today on Giving Tuesday.

One behalf of cult children, victims and families all over the world, we cannot thank you enough for your generous support this Giving Tuesday.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team
Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc.
A 501c3 Non-profit organization


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from FACT

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Dear Supporters,

At FACT we have so much to be thankful for this holiday season. We've been able to help many victims this year.

We are so grateful for everyone who has supported us in our mission as a donor and/or volunteer. Truly, we cannot thank you enough.

From all of us at FACT, we wish you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team
Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc


Monday, November 20, 2017

UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY

TODAY IS UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY:

The United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year. This date is dedicated to raising awareness on issues affecting children, especially regarding their rights and well-being.

We at FACT are very proud to devote our mission and efforts to help rescue children from destructive groups to make them safe from cultic exploitation and abuse. The lives of thousands upon thousands of children around the U.S. and abroad are being destroyed through terrible physical, mental and sexual abuse, human trafficking, slave labor exploitation and more. As mothers and fathers ourselves, we love our children dearly and believe that every child deserves to have a normal, happy and healthy upbringing, and our goal at FACT is to help every child we can out of dangerous cultic situations and into loving, peaceful environments fostering their growth and development.

To all our supporters, we thank you for helping us with our mission to rescue and protect these suffering children. We cannot do it without you.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team

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