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Excommunication Sounds Like This

About these recordings

Select from the audio clips linked at left to listen to an Alberta excommunication carried out by brother worker Jim Knipe assisted by sister worker Gwen Fipke. These two were undoubtedly following orders from then-overseer Willis Propp, who over time built a significant personal fortune from funds collected from "the friends" who thought they were giving money for the good of the Kingdom.

For more info regarding the Alberta excommunications...

Events Preceding the Alberta Excommunications of 1999
The Alberta Excommunications of 1999
The First Excommunications - Sequence of Events

Workers involved or present for excommunications and the removal of meetings in Alberta were Willis Propp, Merlin Howlett, Jim Knipe, Gwen Fipke, Don Shenton, Thelma Galbraith, Scott McChesney, Heather Darley, Sharon Dorey, Richard Knight, Kevin Cowan, Marian Crawford, and Sharon Hoercherl. This represented 30% of the Alberta staff, all undoubtedly operating under the direction of overseer Willis Propp.

The workers demanded that the elders refuse certain saints from coming to meetings, and that the elders must turn them away. As a result of this worker directive, twelve spirit-led elders gave up their meetings places rather than comply with this new rule.

F. Willis Propp will eventually answer for his corruption, but until then, let the truth come out and be spread to the world about the actions he committed, or caused to be committed, against the very people who held him up as their spiritual leader. Judgment day for Willis Propp shall be overcast, no doubt.

Workers responsible for the mess in Alberta

Willis Propp

Jim Knipe

Gwen Fipke
The following books were written by people who escaped the 2x2 church!
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!
A look inside a worldwide, supposedly nameless religion that meets in homes and rented venues, yet is almost unknown even to many friends and relatives of its members. This book collects accounts of the varied experiences from many former members. Although it has managed to elude public attention for most of its history, this group has been known by various names, both officially taken and nicknames, that include: Two by Twos, the Testimony of Jesus, Meetings in the home, Assemblies of Christians, Christian Conventions, The Truth, the Workers and Friends, the No-name church, the Way, Blackstockings, Die Namelosen, Kristna i Sverige, Non-denominational meetings, Gospel meetings, Les Anonymes, Cooneyites, etc. Revised and expanded second edition.
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.
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.
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