Below is a list of sex offenders in the 2x2 church.
We would prefer to say that this is the complete list. Sadly, it is not. There are others.
The 2x2 church has substantial financial resources at its disposal, so the important question here is, what exactly is the 2x2 church
doing to help the victims?
Brother worker Darren Briggs, originally of New York, was convicted in Michigan on Feb. 8, 2010,
of Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree (Force Or Coercion)
on an 11-year-old boy in 2006.
After being found out, he fled back home to New York, but then was eventually brought back to Michigan to face the charge.
The overseers back east really need to clarify why Briggs was sent to Michigan in the first place.
Briggs is now registered on the New York State Sex Offender Registery (see link below).
Michigan Live - news story
New York State Sex Offender Registry
Brother worker Tim Severud was convicted in Minnesota
for Criminal Sexual Conduct
involving a 10-year-old girl.
He was sent to prison for five years and is scheduled for release on July 25, 2012.
According to the offense description (CSC 2- Multiple Acts - Clergy - victim under 13
), he was a member of the clergy.
Jerome Frandle should take note of this.
Minnesota Dept of Corrections - Offender Info
Former worker George Scandalis, who had been removed from the work due to alleged child sex abuse claims, continued in his ways even after leaving the work and
was charged in Massachusetts with enticing a 14-year-old boy to have sex with him.
Worcester Telegram news story
Hopkinton news story
On Dec. 19, 2011, Scandalis pleaded guilty to indecent assault and battery of a person over the age of 14 and enticing a minor, and he was sentenced to two years of probation.
The terms of Scandalis's probation are that he must wear a GPS at all times,
cannot have unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16 and
must participate in sex offender counseling.
Scandalis must also register as a sex offender.
Hopkinton Patch story
Brother worker Peter Mousseau was found guilty in Michigan of Criminal Sexual Conduct
involving a 11-year-old girl and was sentenced on Sep. 1, 2011.
Earliest possible release date is April 13, 2013.
Michigan Dept of Corrections - Offender info
Brother worker Ruben Mata was convicted in California of multiple counts.
When his overseer became aware of the allegations, the overseer did not go to the authorities.
Instead he moved Mata to a different field. Mata was convicted of
Lewd or lascivious act on a child by force, violence, duress menace and fear and
Aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 - Oral Copulation by force, violence, duress, menace and fear (2 counts).
In January 2007, at the age of 62, Mata was sentenced to 36 years in prison. He died behind bars in October of that same year.
Brother worker John Marais was removed from the work in South Africa after admitting to molesting a 9-year-old girl at a convention.
Other workers (Johan and Andy) knew about it and attempted to keep it quiet. But the truth finally came out.
Tasmanian senior worker Ernie Barry pled Guilty and was sentenced to a mere six months in jail for multiple offenses of Child Sexual Abuse while he was a worker.
Apparently the judge thought that Barry had expressed remorse, as if that matters.
It's unfortunate that the court only heard about one of his victims.
At least twelve other victims were apparently afraid to come forward.
After pleading Guilty, he had the gall to appeal the sentence, and actually got it suspended so that he won't have to go to jail.
If he were truly remorseful, he would have accepted the punishment he truly deserves.
If he were truly remorseful, he would have told the court about the other victims he abused over a 40 year period.
It's pathetic that a man who claimed to represent "the truth" was nowhere close to being truthful about his own actions.
This is the same man who railed on the Catholic Church because of CSA issues, saying that nothing like that would ever happen in the "the truth."
Ernie Barry is corrupt. Ernie Barry is a hypocrite.
Brother worker Noel Tanner was found guilty in Ireland of sexually abusing minor boys in 1984 and again in 1991.
And it goes on and on. The 2x2 ministry is an abject failure. There is no accounting. There is no accountability. They cannot be trusted.
Check out these books about the 2x2 church!
Click on the book covers to learn more about each book.
Cult to Christ: The Church With No Name and the Legacy of the Living Witness Doctrine
Elizabeth was born and raised in a nameless and secretive worldwide cult that claims exclusive origin from the New Testament apostolic ministry and blatantly describes all other churches as 'false'. A fourth generation member, she professed faith at the age of sixteen and fully intended to remain there, even when she discovered that the system she believed in was based on a lie. A love story both human and divine, a journey from spiritual bondage to freedom in Christ; this confronting and deeply personal account gives an inside perspective into the mindset of cult members, and reveals the fear and trauma associated with being forced to investigate your own beliefs even if it could mean destroying the very foundations of everything you believe.
The author, Elizabeth Coleman, is one of our moderators at the TLC Forum!
Reflections: The Workers, the Gospel and the Nameless House Sect
This is the first of a series exploring the varied experiences of those who have come out of a supposedly nameless, world-wide religion
which has managed to elude the attention of outsiders for much of its history. The accounts collected here have been written by
former members, worker/ministers, and relatives. Together, they present a fascinating and rare glimpse into a religious system all
but unknown to outsiders. Most of the former members who have written here were passionate believers in "The Way," before being
jarred into reexamination by encounters with serious issues and inconsistencies.
Far from being a clinical examination, these accounts are sometimes stirring, even heart-rending, and always bear the stamp of genuine personal experience.
Reinventing the Truth: Historical Claims of One of the World's Largest Nameless Sects
They meet in homes and in rented halls, presided over by itinerant preachers known as "Workers." This religious fellowship usually goes under the
names listed above, although its members vigorously deny that the group bears any name. As to its origins, the group positions itself as being a
direct continuation of "the New Testament Church." And even though they deny having any organizational structure, the activities of this nameless
sect are world-wide in scope.
It is often very difficult for the outsider to gain any concrete knowledge of this group's doctrine, structure, or history.
Reinventing the Truth
examines these issues, focusing on the historical explanations the group has offered for its origins.
The Church Without a Name
This secretive group has been called by various names over the years: The Two-by-Twos, White Mice, Black Stockings, Pilgrims, The Meeting, The Workers, The Truth, the Secret Sect, Die Namenlosen, Les Anonymes and many others.
But they claim no name of their own. Outside of the group, little has been known of the ways and the diverse belief found among believers in this homespun religion.
Here is a book that exposes the origins and the unwritten traditions of the Two-by-Twos.
The purpose of this book is to summarize the teachings of this religious group in order to encourage people to draw nearer to and obey God.
It is an attempt to bring to light what the workers have tried to hide from the public for over a century.
These are doctrines and behaviors that have been observed and learned by an ex-member whose family has been part of the group for five generations, since the founding of the religion in the late 1890s.
Reflected Truth: Former Workers and Followers Unmask Life in a Large, Little-Known Sect