UPDATED April 12, 2017
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.- Margaret Mead
Woffwatcher has compiled a comprehensive list of links that might help anyone with interest in the Word of Faith Fellowship (WOFF), Spindale, NC, learn more about what has been said, what has been published, what has happened, and so on.
Some links may apply to readers who believe their rights have been violated according to State or Federal Law. Read below the links to see if any of these might apply.
Thanks to contributors who have suggested and forwarded more links!
And, BTW, it's WOFF (as in off), NOT WOOF. Thank You.
Read first, please, a Letter to Jane Whaley
Prosecutors Fired from DA's Office
The actual document announcing the firing
Probe sought after AP report on church abuse allegations
AP Exclusive: Witness Recounts Church Beating
WOFF's version of damage control
Jane's Scare Tactics After Members Left
WOFFWATCH :30 Commercial
Associated Press Exclusive Investigative Report on WOFF 2/17/17
AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse
Word of Faith Fellowship Response to AP’s Investigative report 2/27/17
Experts Weigh In on WOFF Abuse Allegations
A LIST OF RULES FOR WOFF MEMBERS (SCROLL DOWN)
WSPA TV: Spindale church accused of abuse responds to accusations
25th District Attorney responds to AP WoFF story
NEWS 13 WLOS: New investigation into abuse at Word of Faith Fellowship
JEZEBEL: Investigation into Husband and Wife Pastor Duo Reveals Decades of Abuse at North Carolina Church
TWITTER GOES NUTS! AP TWITTER
BLUE RIDGE: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse
DAILY CALLER (LOVE THE PICTURE!!!):Inside The Demented Church That Punched Kids, Congregants In The Face
GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS (FEATURES INTERESTING MAP) Former disciples describe storage annex for 'worst sinners'
Who carries a concealed weapon in your congregation or area? , or your local Sheriff'sDept. or State Bureau of Investigations or State Bureau of Investigation , as permit holders names and other information is a matter of public record. It's a good idea to know who's carrying. As of 2009 , Rutherford County reported 2,765 regular applications for a gun permit, 1,206 Valid Permits, 35 regular permit applications denied and 3 regular permit applications revoked. Also of note, see the link: Half Of North Carolina Concealed Carry Permit Holders With Felony Convictions Keep Their Permit Gun laws:Gun Laws and finally:
BY THE WAY: SOME WOFF MEMBERS CARRY GUNS DURING SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES. THIS IS TRUE.
WLOS Package about John Huddle's New Book: Locked In
Word of Faith Fellowship (WOFF) - Victim Testimony - Alleged Destructive Cult - ABC News
Suprise Arrest of Ex WOFF Member
Controversy Raises Concern Over Holocaust Exhibit
Jewish leaders pull support of WoFF museum in Florida
Defendants in WoFF abuse case make first appearance
John Huddle's Facebook Post about the WOFF and Holocaust Controversy
Word of Faith Fellowship, Spindale, NC.....The Top 100+ of nearly 10,000 results....
All things WOFF (Videos)
Accusations Against Word of Faith Fellowship Members
Word of Faith Member Verdict
Local Church Under Fire, Again
Former Students Claim Harassment
Church Blocks Local Gay Rights Group
WOFF waiver and release form (courtesy of Religious Cults Info)
(The "don't do" lists. There are 7 of them...these are the first three courtesy of religious cults info )
Inside Edition 5/24/11 report on Word of Faith Preachers
CULTS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Citizens Against County Corruption - A group focusing on abuse and victims
RC Catalyst - Seeking the truth about all things Rutherford County and the region.
Matthew Fenner's conversation with Detective Joey Sisk
The Michael Lowry Story
Story of a young man who grew up in the WOFF culture. Highly interesting and heartbreaking.
CNN Anchor and Ole Anthony of Trinity Foundation on Rich Preachers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RRPfoccio0 Trinity Foundation video provides a closer look at the investigations arm of the Trinity Foundation, news programs it has helped with, and its work with the US Senate Finance Committee. They have investigated and infiltrated WOFF (see the Inside Edition Video), and are watching as WOFFWATCHER is.....
Story on Investigation by US Senate finance Committee
WOFFWATCHER concludes that USSFC was too ambitious and should have gone after smaller fish, like Jane and WOFF, which would ultimately undo the bigger fish in a hurry. Ideas?
(Interesting server info)
Facebook Page for WOFF
(There's a WOFF Cemetery?)
(Ow! feedback on the Gold Jackets page, no-less)
(The Inside Edition piece on WOFF)
http://www.amazon.com/American-Exorcism-Expelling-Demons-Plenty/dp/0385501765 (Chapter 12 "Carolina Blues" is about WOFF....From Amazon: "Lucidly written and riveting as any horror novel, Cuneo's excursion into the darker paths of American faith offers a deeply disturbing, ironic vision of what he sees as the unintended consequences of popular culture for the modern religious imagination.")
BRAZILIANS HAVE BEEN VERY VOCAL ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES.....
http://www.factnet.org/vbforum/archive/index.php/t-9246.html most interesting woffia connection
(Are you kidding me? Sickness is your own fault but Facebook is ok?)
http://www.upspring.com/adaville-baptist-church-spindale-nc.html faith freedom fund
(Are any of you green card people getting paid?)
(about the former member of "Wings")
http://nonprofit-data.com/word-of-faith-fellowship-561230577.htm non profit data
reviews from channel 5 website in Seattle
interesting way this website is presented....learn about cults...entertaining for some, frustrating for the serious reader.
an interesting story about the holocuast
interesting list of cults and their leaders
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091122112349AA5JhvM BITE model
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0oGdVDjvdBPJU8AjCVXNyoA?p=jane+whaley+cult&fr=yfp-t-701-s&fr2=piv-web some pics of jane, sam and house
Given that a number of properties in the area may have WOFF ties, a call or letter to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission would be in order to implement a watchful eye on your local realtors, to determine if previous complaints have been filed, or to share an experience you believe was worth a closer look. A complaint or two is one thing, but a series of letters or calls to their office will get their attention and possibly lead to an investigation.
Do WOFF members go through your mail at "home" or even your PO Box? The USPS has a formidable law enforcement branch within it's organization, and takes any matter of alleged mail tampering, very seriously, if you believe this has happened. https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/
WOFF has an interesting, if yet telling number of firms with which they do business. Have an experience to share? The bar association might be interested in the goings on of some of it's members associated with WOFF. The links page alone will steer you to firms in cases where they were defended. Why such a defense system? Shouldn't these firms also be under scrutiny? http://www.ncbar.org/
Has your doctor or medical facility done something out of the ordinary and you think it's WOFF related, then contact: http://www.ncmedboard.org/
The FCC might be the go-to agency if you feel your isp is being monitored by any internet companies which may be associated with WOFF. Do you think your phone calls are being recorded? They will want to know this. http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm
Have you experienced local or regional law enforcement unwilling to intervene in certain WOFF matters? Do you believe that your civil rights have been violated? The US Justice Department might be interested if your complaint has specific details: http://www.justice.gov/crt/. LGBT persons who believe their civil rights have been violated should contact: Equality North Carolina
Who carries a concealed weapon in your congregation or area? You might try: :http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Public_access_to_concealed_carry_lists , and your local sheriff's department; http://www.rutherfordcountync.gov/dept/sheriffs/Main.php or State Bureau of Investigations http://www.ncdoj.gov/SBI.aspx as permit holders names and other information is a matter of public record. It's a good idea to know who's carrying: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/21975592/North-Carolina-Concealed-Handgun-Permit-Statistics-by-County .As of 2009 , Rutherford County reported 2,765 regular applications for a gun permit, 1,206 Valid Permits, 35 regular permit applications denied and 3 regular permit applications revoked. Also of note, see the link: Half Of North Carolina Concealed Carry Permit Holders With Felony Convictions Keep Their Permit Gun laws: http://www.ncdoj.com/getdoc/32344299-a2a7-4ae5-99fd-9018262f64ac/2007-NC-Firearms-gun-Laws.aspx and finally:
BY THE WAY: WOFF MEMBERS CARRY GUNS DURING SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES. I CAN CONFIRM THIS.
Is an individual making it difficult for you to get information at a local venue? Find out what the chain of command is there and see if the top person is WOFF associated. If not, go to that person and tell them what you are trying to accomplish and let them know that there is someone who is making it difficult for you to find out.WW highly recommends the book: Pulling Your Own Strings. It has made a life changing difference in one person I know and can help you with dealing with those who would want to control you. Everything in this book is common sense that we simply don't apply to everyday life and situations. (by the way, common sense isn't common). WW considers the results of your lessons in this book to be a Dragon Killer to those who would try to control you. Most importantly, It puts you in charge to make your own decisions. Just so you know, WW has no stake on the sale of this book. Besides, a used copy runs for one cent and you pay for just the shipping. Get it. WW will review this and a couple of other books in future blogs.
NC State Board of Education
Are state test scores being manipulated by an educator or system in which your child attends? How about other matters of concern?Report it.
Office of the North Carolina State Board of Education
301 North Wilmington Street, Room 212
6302 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6302
301 North Wilmington Street, Room 212
6302 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6302
Some "Ministries" have been known to attempt to adopt children for their "church" to boost membership or to raise within the ministry. Is this going on in your community? WHY?
Department of Homeland Security
Are foreign visitors belonging to a "church" in your community being paid for their work? How?Are they here legally?
Is extra work being asked of "church" members for church "business" after putting in a full day of work at their jobs? Do you question this church's tax exempt status?
Do you work at a bank in this community? Do you have something to report to the IRS?
North Carolina State Bar
Do you face bankruptcy or are encouraged to file bankruptcy by this organization? Let them know. They will investigate.
US Dept. of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
How are people being paid for their work for the "church"?
If something that belongs to you is kept from you, report it.