Linda Miessner (American; sometimes spelled Meissner) was the former head of "Jesus People Army" in Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, Canada. In the September 1974, she merged her group with the Children of God. She has since left the cult.
29. [Jethro] had taken a trip up to the state of Washington & all around, & he was getting to where he was really preaching! He was getting all these Christian youth groups to listen to him & he was sort of trying to imitate my style. But he didn't quite have the same spirit & I had to caution him a few times on some of the things he was doing. He became a great success in the Northwestern U.S. & going around converting whole houses of Jesus People to join us!—And they did a great job in those days. In fact, one woman who was the head of the whole Jesus People Army joined—Linda Meissner—& brought her people in, & we were sweeping the country! But Mama & I needed to leave the country before that "Chronolog" show came on, so we did! We packed & did our forsake all, kissed most of our stuff goodbye & left it all in the Cruiser, except for our personal clothes.
- David Hoyt — he also merged his group, "House of Judah" (in Atlanta, Georgia), with the Children of God in the early 1970s. Mr. Hoyt later left the cult and became a vocal "enemy".
- Jim Palosaari
- Russel Griggs
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