Why was John MacArthur Present at Martin Luther King’s Assassination Crime Scene?
John Macarthur of Grace Community Church claims to have seen the blood of Martin Luther King just hours after Dr. King was shot. John Macarthur also claims to have entered the very bathroom from which the establishment media alleges James Earl Ray shot Dr. King. The quotes below are from “A Retrospective on 40 Years: John MacArthur with Rick Holland.”
RICK: We just elected a first black President and it’s raised the whole issue again of civil rights in our country. And some of the folks might not know that you had a very interesting brush with the Civil Rights Movement at a very significant time in history. Why don’t you talk about that?
JOHN: Yeah, before I came to Grace Church when I was a seminary student, I came to know a man named John Perkins. John Perkins came to Christ after a very, very troubled childhood. He was raised in Mississippi…he started attending my Dad’s church and I got to know him and grew to love him and his wife Vera Mae.
“Well in the purposes of God he returned to Mississippi to a little town called Mendenhall, and Mendenhall, Mississippi south of Jackson and he started a ministry there. He started a school there. He started a church. Started a little co-op for people to buy things and really helped that little community of Mendenhall. This was right at the time when Civil Rights Movement really exploded and John asked me if I would come to Mississippi and if I would preach, if I would go out to the black high schools which were totally segregated and always on the other side of town, and if I would preach and do some gospel ministry in these high schools around Mississippi. So I said, “Absolutely, I’d love to do that.”
“…I think I went down there for a period of about five years, going down and spending a pro-longed period of time. I lived with John and Vera Mae in their house…
“Well it was during those times that I was there and I will never forget, I can’t tell you the whole story, but I’ll never forget one night, I was in the middle of Jackson, Mississippi in the office of a man named Charles Evers. Charles Evers had a brother named Medgar Evers. Medgar Evers was the first martyr of the Civil Rights Movement. He was the first person killed. Charles became the first black mayor…the first black mayor in the south at Fayetteville, Mississippi. He was a friend of John’s and I had come to know him. And we were sitting there and he was trying to explain to me that night in Jackson what was going on. Now remember, I was a very young guy, I had become immersed in that culture, grew to love those people. And Charles was talking and a man burst through the door and said, “Martin Luther King has been assassinated.” That happened that night while I was with Charles and John and some others.
“The immediate issue was that there were serious things going on in the street in Jackson and they were trying to get me out of there because I was as pale as a ghost. And here we were worried what might happen to me. And so they escorted me. And then they said, “You know, we’re going to go to Jackson. We want to…we want to go…we’re going to Memphis, we want to see what happened.
“So they took me. And in those days the police weren’t nearly as protective, forensics hadn’t developed to what they had and they didn’t necessarily protect crime scenes. So we went to the motel, up to the landing, saw the blood where Martin Luther King had been shot just hours before by James Earl Ray. I actually went to the little building opposite the motel, went up on the second flood, stood up on the toilet and looked out the window where James Earl Ray had shot him. And I was there at that very, very, very crucial time.
“To make a long story short, when we went back and endeavored to continue to do what we were doing, we’re driving down a country road headed to one of the high school meetings and we were arrested and taken to the jail and accused of fomenting trouble and all of that.
“So those were very, very volatile, volatile times…But God has continued to bless the ministry there. It’s going on today, it’s called Voice of Calvary. John took the name from my Dad’s radio program and he used it there and that ministry flourishes today…”
Iain Murray Affirms John Macarthur’s Presence at King Assassination Crimes Scenes
The following is an excerpt from an article on Grace and Truth website titled, “An Interesting Fact about the King Assassination”:
“What I never knew was that a future evangelical leader arrived on the scene in Memphis that night [the night of Dr. King’s assassination]. Driving up from Mississippi where he had been working in a serious [sic] of revival meetings with black evangelical leader John Perkins, John MacArthur came with a group of friends to the Lorraine Motel on the evening of April 4, 1968. As related in Iain Murray’s new biography of MacArthur, the man who has been Pastor at Grace Community Church in California for the last 41 years, was in 1968 in a series of evangelistic meetings with Perkins. When Perkins and his associates heard of King’s slaying, MacArthur joined them on the trip to Memphis. Perkins and his friends were careful to protect MacArthur, a white man, from potential threats from the outrage over King’s death.
“When they arrived late on the evening of the 4th, they found the Lorraine Motel unguarded. Amazingly, by today’s standards, there was no police guard, no crime scene tape. The men went right up to the balcony where they saw the blood stains where King had fallen. MacArthur even says he went across the street to the boarding house from which James Earl Ray had fired the shots. John MacArthur, future evangelical leader, stood where Ray had stood on April 4, 1968 and looked out to the balcony where one of the pivotal moments in American history took place.”
According to John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock by Iain H. Murray, Banner of Truth Trust, 2011, pp. 26-27:
“On the night of April 4  John was in Jackson, Mississippi, talking with a group that included John Perkins and Charles Evers, the black Mayor of Fayetteville, whose brother was regarded as the first martyr of the Civil Rights Movement… As they were discussing events a man burst into the room with the news ‘Martin Luther King has been assassinated.'”
Memphis police guarding the MLK crime scene.
Who was Medgar Evers?
Medgar Evers was a Freemason
John Macarthur claims that he was in the office of Charles Evers in Jackson, MS. when Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Charles Evers was the brother of Medgar Evers, the murdered civil rights activist who was killed on June 12, 1963. Medgar Evers was also a Freemason (see Famous Prince Hall Masons) believed by most to have been killed by another Freemason.
“Likewise, it is difficult to accept the fact that a ‘white’ Mason would assassinate his ‘black’ Masonic brother. But its true, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, was gunned down, shot in the back and murdered in Jackson, Mississippi, on June 12, 1963, by Klansman, Freemason and Shriner Byron De La Beckwith.” (Order of Former Freemasons)
Medgar Evers was a Mississippi NAACP Leader
“In December 1954, Evers’s appointment as state field secretary was officially announced. The new position required that Evers move from Mound Bayou to Jackson and establish an NAACP field office…Once in Jackson a residence for the family was quickly secured followed by the selection of the new NAACP office in the business hub of the local black community on North Farish Street. Evers relocated the field office ten months later to the Masonic Temple on Lynch Street.” (Mississippi History)
The Mississippi NAACP is Headquartered in a Masonic Lodge
“Thurgood Marshall, representing the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, delivered the dedication address for the Masonic Temple at its present location (1072 J. R. Lynch Street) on May 30, 1955…The second and current Mississippi office of NAACP is located on the second floor of the Masonic Temple Building. Mr. Aaron Henry served as State President of the NAACP from 1960 until 1992. His office was housed at the Masonic Temple during his 33-year tenure as State President. Medgar Evers managed the NAACP activities as its Executive Director from 1958 until his death in 1963…The lodge has since been the headquarters of Prince Hall Masonry and the Mississippi branch of the NAACP. On June 15, 1963, an overflow crowd of Mourners gathered here for the funeral of Medgar Evers.” (Jackson Advocate)
Charles Evers Took Over Medgar’s Position With the Mississippi NAACP
“When Medgar…was murdered in 1963, Charles Evers returned to Mississippi and took over his brother’s role in the organization.” (Charles Evers). And according to the facts of the US Supreme Court case NAACP vs Claiborne Hardware Co., at the time of the Martin Luther King assassination, Charles Evers was the Field Secretary of the NAACP for Mississippi.
“On April 19, 1968, the field secretary of the NAACP for Mississippi, Charles Evers, led a march to the Claiborne County courthouse and demanded that the entire Port Jefferson police force be discharged. When the demand was not met, the boycott on the merchants was reimposed. On April 21, Evers made a speech in which he said, ‘If we catch any of you going into these racist stores, we’re going to break your damn neck.’ During the boycott, individuals known as ‘Black Hats’ or ‘Deacons’ stood outside stores to identify blacks who broke the boycott. The names of those who were identified were published in a black newspaper and the names were read aloud at NAACP meetings. In at least 10 instances, blacks who violated the boycott experienced instances of violence, including shots fired into their homes, bricks thrown through their windshields, and tires on their cars slashed.” (NAACP vs Claiborne).
Did John Macarthur meet with Charles Evers and John Perkins at the Jackson Masonic Lodge?
John Macarthur states that he was in the office of Charles Evers in Jackson, MS. when Martin Luther King was assassinated. Evidence from the US Supreme Court Case, NAACP vs Claiborne Hardware Co., shows that at the time of the assassination, Charles Evers was the field secretary for the Mississippi NAACP. And the Jackson Masonic Temple has been the headquarters for the Mississippi branch of the NAACP since Medgar Evers was its Field Secretary in the 1950’s.
The Jackson Masonic Temple is the MW Stringer Grand Lodge and its location is 1072 John R. Lynch St., Jackson, MS 39206. The contact address for the Mississippi NAACP is 1072 W. Lynch St., Suite 10, Jackson, MS 39203.
Note: It’s quite possible that John Macarthur is lying when he says that he was in the office of Charles Evers in Jackson, MS when MLK was shot. It’s possible that he and Charles Evers and John Perkins were already in Memphis at the time of the assassination.
Why did John Macarthur’s biographer lie?
In his biography of John Macarthur, Iain Murray stated, “On the night of April 4  John was in Jackson, Mississippi, talking with a group that included John Perkins and Charles Evers, the black Mayor of Fayetteville, whose brother was regarded as the first martyr of the Civil Rights Movement… As they were discussing events a man burst into the room with the news ‘Martin Luther King has been assassinated.'”
Iain Murray states that at the time of the MLK assassination (April 4, 1968), Charles Evers was the Mayor of Fayetteville, MS. But Charles Evers wasn’t elected mayor of Fayetteville until more than one year later on May 13, 1969. (Black History).
Why does Iain Murray want his readers believing that Charles Evers was the Mayor of Fayetteville on April 4,1968? Is it because Murray wants to obscure the fact that Charles Evers was then the Field Secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi? (And that the MS. NAACP’s headquarters were in the Stringer Grand Lodge?)
The Decision to go to Memphis
On the night Martin Luther King was assassinated, John Macarthur claims that he was in Jackson, Mississippi in the office of Charles Evers along with John Perkins and some others. Being concerned about John Macarthur’s safety in the wake of the assassination, these men “escorted” him out and then a decision was made to go to Memphis, Tennessee “to see what happened.”
Why would John Macarthur, a white man supposedly fearing for his safety in Jackson, Mississippi, decide to make a very long drive (210 miles) at night right to the King assassination crime scene in Memphis where one would reasonably presume there would be far more danger to his safety given the anger, rioting, etc.?
But were John Macarthur, John Perkins, and Charles Evers in Jackson, MS at the moment MLK was assassinated? Could they have already been in Memphis when MLK was shot?
Were the Martin Luther King Crime Scenes Really Unprotected?
In the accounts above, John Macarthur offers reasons for his ability to gain access to the King assassination crime scenes by stating that “police didn’t necessarily protect crime scenes in those days and because forensics hadn’t developed.” Are these reasons valid?
Testimony from a 1999 civil court trial indicates that the King assassination crime scenes were barricaded by police within 2 minutes after King was shot. Click here to read the trial transcript. Also, since it’s been proven in that court of law that no shots were fired from the rooming house bathroom across the street from the Lorraine Motel, how did John Macarthur know to enter this bathroom just after the assassination and before knowledge of this bathroom “crime scene” was even made public?
How did John Macarthur, John Perkins, and Charles Evers obtain access to the MLK crime scenes if they were barricaded by police within minutes?
Phil Johnson Contradicts John Macarthur’s Account of His Arrest
According to John Macarthur, after returning to Mississippi from Memphis, they (Macarthur and I assume Perkins) were arrested on the way to a high school meeting for “fomenting trouble.” But in in what appears to be an attempt at damage control, Phil Johnson, the Executive Director of John Macarthur’s Grace To You and John Macarthur’s Public Relations man, states that Macarthur was arrested in Mississippi for merely “preaching the gospel.”
In 2006, Phil Johnson claimed on his Pyromaniacs blog that John Macarthur was arrested in Mississippi for “preaching the gospel.”
“In the years when conflict was rife over civil rights legislation in the deep south, John MacArthur was locked up by a gung-ho Mississippi sheriff for preaching the gospel. MacArthur was leading a group of young people on a summer missions trip, doing evangelistic work in some of Mississippi’s most impoverished communities. At the time, MacArthur was working in partnership with John Perkins, a respected black Christian leader…”
A Challenge to Phil Johnson’s Account of John Macarthur’s Arrest
The following comment posted on the Pyromaniacs blog challenges Phil Johnson’s assertion that John Macarthur was arrested in Mississippi for merely “preaching the gospel”:
“Phil, you wrote: ‘John MacArthur was locked up by a gung-ho Mississippi sheriff for preaching the gospel.’ With all due respect, I find that exceedingly hard to believe. MacArthur was arrested for preaching the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and faith in Him for justification from sins? Really? That’s the Gospel. He was arrested for *that* in Mississippi? I don’t believe it…MacArthur is a Christian, but he was not arrested in Mississippi for ‘preaching the Gospel.’ It just seems like a warped version of what transpired, and not a sober, objective reporting of the facts. Is the police report available? Were the charges ‘preaching the Gospel’? Most of the Southerners — particularly Mississippi — in that period were devout Christians and would not arrest anyone for simply ‘preaching the Gospel’. If that were the case, they’d be locking up people all over the landscape every Sunday…Please. No, something else was afoot than simply ‘preaching the Gospel.'” (FJ De Angelis-1:35 AM, February 12, 2006)
Follow-up Response From the Same Blog Commentator
“As I stated, are we to believe that Mississippi only had a few Christian preachers of the Gospel in the 1960s and it took people from California and New York to ‘set things right’ in regard to the Gospel and such ‘true Christians’ were arrested for ‘preaching the Gospel’ and no other reason? That’s complete nonsense and a lie…”It stands–neither MacArthur nor anyone else was arrested in Mississippi in the 1960s for simply ‘preaching the Gospel.’ Mississippi was at the time an overwhelmingly Christian state and the Gospel was honored and preached all the time. It is a farce to make such a claim…This is what the cults say when their leaders get accused of various improprieties — a species of ‘double-think’ kicks in and anything can be excused and explained away… John MacArthur preaches the Gospel — this is true; John MacArthur didn’t get arrested for preaching the Gospel in Mississippi, he was arrested for some other reason. Is the police report available? I’d like to review it… (FJ De Angelis-10:05 AM, February 13, 2006)
How the Government Killed Martin Luther King
The following has been excerpted from the article, “How the Government Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.” written by Carl Gibson on April 3, 2013:
“Before scoffing at this headline, you should know that in 1999, in Memphis, Tennessee, more than three decades after MLK’s death, a jury found local, state, and federal government agencies guilty of conspiring to assassinate the Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights leader. The same media you would expect to cover such a monumental decision was absent at the trial, because those news organizations were part of that conspiracy. William F. Pepper, who was James Earl Ray’s first attorney, called over 70 witnesses to the stand to testify on every aspect of the assassination. The panel, which consisted of an even mix of both black and white jurors, took only an hour of deliberation to find Loyd Jowers and other defendants guilty. If you’re skeptical of any factual claims made here, click here for a full transcript, broken into individual sections. Read the testimonies yourself if you don’t want to take my word for it.
“The Setup: The defendant in the 1999 civil trial, Loyd Jowers, had been a Memphis PD officer in the 1940s. He owned a restaurant called Jim’s Grill, a staging ground to orchestrate MLK’s assassination underneath the rooming house where the corporate media alleges James Earl Ray shot Dr. King. During the trial, William Pepper, the plaintiff’s attorney, played a tape of an incriminating 1998 conversation between Jowers, UN Ambassador Andrew Young, and Dexter King, MLK’s son. Young testified that Jowers told them he ‘wanted to get right with God before he died, wanted to confess it and be free of it…’
“Jowers also gave an interview to Sam Donaldson on “Prime Time Live” in 1993. The transcript of the interview was read during the trial, and it was revealed that Jowers openly talked about being asked by produce warehouse owner Frank Liberto to help with MLK’s murder. Liberto had mafia connections, and sent a courier with $100,000 to Jowers, who owned a local restaurant, with instructions to hold the money at his restaurant.
“John McFerren owned a store in Memphis and was making a pickup at Liberto’s warehouse at 5:15 p.m. on April 4th, roughly 45 minutes before the assassination. McFerren testified that he overheard Liberto tell someone over the phone, “Shoot the son of a bitch on the balcony.” Other witnesses who testified included café owner Lavada Addison, who was friends with Liberto in the 1970s. She recalled him confiding to her that he “had Martin Luther King killed.” Addison’s son, Nathan Whitlock, also testified. He asked Liberto if he killed MLK, and he responded, “I didn’t kill the nigger but I had it done.” When Whitlock pressed him about James Earl Ray, Liberto replied, “He wasn’t nothing but a troublemaker from Missouri. He was a front man … a setup man.”
“The back door of Loyd Jowers’ establishment led to a thick crop of bushes across the street from the Lorraine Motel balcony where Dr. King was shot. On the taped confession to Andrew Young and Dexter King, Jowers says after he heard the shot, Lt. Earl Clark, who is now deceased, laid a smoking rifle at the rear of his restaurant. Jowers then disassembled the rifle, wrapped it in a tablecloth and prepared it for disposal.
“The corporate media says it was James Earl Ray who shot MLK, and he did it from the 2nd floor bathroom window of the rooming house across the street from the Lorraine Motel. The official account alleges the murder weapon was dropped in a bundle and abandoned at Dan Canipe’s storefront just before he made his getaway. But even those authorities and media admit that the bullet that tore through MLK’s throat didn’t have the same metallurgical composition as the bullets in the rifle left behind by James Earl Ray. And Judge Joe Brown, a weapons expert called to testify by Pepper in the 1999 trial, said the rifle allegedly used by James Earl Ray had a scope that was never sighted in, meaning that the weapon in question would have fired far to the left and far below the target.
“The actual murder weapon was disposed of by taxi driver James McCraw, a friend of Jowers. William Hamblin testified in King v. Jowers that McCraw told him this story over a 15-year period whenever he got drunk. McCraw repeatedly told Hamblin that he threw the rifle over the Memphis-Arkansas bridge, meaning that the rifle is at the bottom of the Mississippi river to this day. And according to Hamblin’s testimony, Canipe said he saw the bundle dropped in front of his store before the actual shooting occurred…
“The Cover-Up: Around 7 a.m. on April 5, the morning after the shooting, MPD Inspector Sam Evans called Public Works Administrator Maynard Stiles and told him to have a crew destroy the crop of bushes adjacent to the rooming house above Loyd Jowers’ restaurant. This is particularly odd coming from a policeman, since the bushes were in a crime scene area, and crime scene areas are normally roped off, not to be disturbed. The official narrative of a sniper in the bathroom at the rooming house was then reinforced, since a sniper firing from an empty clearing would be far more visible than one hidden behind a thick crop of bushes… [This is another reason to doubt that the crime scene was unprotected as John Macarthur stated; for they had yet to remove the real evidence (the bushes).]
“Incredibly, James Earl Ray turned down two separate bribes, one of which was recorded by his brother Jerry Ray, where he was offered $220,000 by writer William Bradford Huey and the guarantee of a full pardon if he would just agree to have the story “Why I Killed Martin Luther King” written on his behalf…
“The Deception: ‘Another King v. Jowers witness was Earl Caldwell, a New York Times reporter who was sent to Memphis by an editor named Claude Sitton. Caldwell testified that the orders from his editor were to ‘nail Dr. King.’ In the publication’s effort to sell the story of James Earl Ray as the murderer, the Times cited an investigation into how Ray got the money for his Mustang, rifle, and the long road trip to Tennessee from California. The Times said that according to their own findings as well as the findings of federal agencies, Ray got the money by robbing a bank in his hometown of Alton, Illinois. In Pepper’s closing argument, he says that when he or Jerry Ray talked to the chief of police in Alton, along with the bank president of the branch that was allegedly robbed, neither said they had been approached by the New York Times, or by the FBI. Essentially, the Times fabricated the entire story in order to sell a false narrative that there was no government intervention and that James Earl Ray was a lone wolf…”
Who is Charles Evers?
According to John Macarthur, he was in the office of Charles Evers at the time of the MLK assassination and he accompanied Evers to the MLK crime scenes. Charles Evers at that time was the field secretary for the Mississippi NAACP whose headquarters was in the Stringer Masonic Lodge in Jackson, MS. What else is known about Charles Evers?
Charles Evers, Friend of Nelson Rockefeller
“…Around 1955, I met Nelson Rockefeller for the first time…I’d heard Nelson himself was a special friend of the Negro, so I bowled my way in to see him, at one of this little receptions up in New York. I knew once I was in he’d like me. And he did… I made myself an informal advisor to Nelson. We weren’t close friends—most years we only spoke about four times a year.” (Source: Have No Fear: A Black Man’s Fight for Respect in America, Charles Evers, Andrew Szanton)
It’s more likely that Rockefeller advised Charles Evers and perhaps financed his activities.
Charles Evers Claimed to be a Gangster in Chicago
Charles Evers claims to have lived a “high on the hog” gangster life in Chicago prior to taking over Medgar’s position with the NAACP in Mississippi in 1963. “Before and after the war, Evers participated in bootlegging operations, prostitution, and numbers in Mississippi and Chicago…”
“Around 1956, Evers’ entrepreneurial gifts and his civil rights activism landed him in trouble in Philadelphia, Mississippi (Charles had started an NAACP Chapter in Philadelphia, MS in 1956). He left town and moved to Chicago, Illinois. There, he fell into a life of hustling, running numbers for organized crime, and managing prostitutes.” (Charles Evers Wiki)
Did Charles Evers live “high on the hog” in Chicago because of his criminal enterprises or because he had financial backers in Chicago?
Did Charles Kill Medgar?
Charles Evers was accused by the FBI of killing his brother, Medgar. “A few days after Medgar died, two FBI agents came around to question me…Those FBI agents strolled into my office and said they had reason to think I’d killed Medgar! My best friend in the world, and him killed in Jackson when I was in Chicago.” (Source: Evers, Charles; Szanton, Andrew (2008-04-21). Have No Fear: The Charles Evers Story (Kindle Locations 2523-2525)).
Was Charles Evers an Informant?
Between 1956 and 1973 there was a secret spy agency that had been set up by the state legislature of Mississippi called the State Sovereignty Commission. Its members infiltrated the civil rights movement to inform on workers and to sow discord. Charles Evers was implicated in this operation as an informant.
“Despite his high-profile work during the civil rights era, and despite his slain brother’s martyr status, Evers faces accusations of having been in league with the Sovereignty Commission. Evers has a long file, more than 1,000 pages. It attests to a double relationship…Was he a collaborator or a negotiator?
“A damaging memorandum was sent on March 31, 1967, from Earle Johnston Jr., director of the commission, to Lee Cole, a commission investigator. ‘It has been reported to this office that on one or two occasions you mentioned to people in your territory, ‘We have Charles Evers in the palm of our hand,’ the memo says. ‘Whether the report is true or not, I would much prefer that you never make any such statement because it might jeopardize some of our troubleshooting procedures. You may say at any time that we have a communication with Evers, but I would not go any further than that.'” (The Secrets of Mississippi)
Charles Evers Gives Differing Accounts of his Whereabouts on the Day MLK was Shot
According to John Macarthur, Charles Evers was in his office in Jackson, MS when MLK was shot. However, Charles Evers has given differing versions as to his whereabouts on that day.
“On the evening of April 4, 1968, I was driving Highway 28 to Natchez [MS] . I had the radio on, but my mind was on that night’s rally in Natchez. The next day I was supposed to fly to Memphis to help Martin with a Negro garbage strike there. Suddenly a white voice came on the radio: Martin had been shot in Memphis. He’d been staying at the Lorraine Motel…In Natchez, I went straight to Mamie Lee Mazique’s house. Everybody there was hugging the radio, trying to catch news of Martin’s condition.” (Source: Evers, Charles; Szanton, Andrew (2008-04-21). Have No Fear: The Charles Evers Story (Kindle Locations 4036-4041)).
Charles Evers also claims he was headed for a meeting in Fayette when MLK was shot. “I was scheduled to go to Memphis with him, but I had a meeting in Fayette. The news came on that Martin had been shot.” (Medgar, the Movement & More)
In an interview available on You Tube (at about the16:40 mark), Charles Evers claims he was in Indiana with Bobby Kennedy when MLK was shot. (You Tube)
Charles Evers’ Presence at Senator Robert Kennedy’s Assassination
John Macarthur claims that Charles Evers and John Perkins were with him at the Martin Luther King assassination crime scenes. Two months later on June 5, 1968, Charles Evers claims that he was standing just five feet away from Senator Robert Kennedy when he was assassinated in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
“Bobby finished his speech and turned to leave the stage… I moved toward him. I thought he’d leave by the front door to go up the elevator to the pressroom, but he turned and left by a kitchen I didn’t know was there. I was five feet from Bobby when he stopped, shook hands with two Mexican kitchen workers…I moved to leave, caught Bobby’s eye, and waved my hand, signaling that I’d catch up to him later. That same second, I heard a loud ffat-ffat. I thought it was balloons breaking. But a little Palestinian punk, Sirhan Sirhan, had shot Bobby…
“We got Bobby to Good Samaritan Hospital. His entourage arrived. Most of them still hoped some fancy surgeon could save him. But having run a funeral home, I’d seen too many head wounds. I knew if he lived, he’d be a vegetable…All night I stayed with Bobby at the hospital, praying he wouldn’t make it, just praying he’d pass away clean, without pain….
“I flew back with Bobby’s casket to New York on a presidential jet that LBJ had sent for Bobby and his family. Ethel was on that plane, pregnant again; Teddy Kennedy was on the plane, with his sisters, Patricia and Jean. Jackie Kennedy was there, and Coretta Scott King. In New York, I was too shook up to be one of Bobby’s pallbearers. I came down to Washington by train.. (Evers, Charles; Szanton, Andrew (2008-04-21). Have No Fear: The Charles Evers Story (Kindle Locations 4149-4187)).
Who is John Perkins?
Communitarian and Community Organizer
John Perkins, John Macarthur’s friend who accompanied him to the King assassination crime scenes is a Communitarian and a community organizer like President Barack Obama.
“U.S. President Barack Obama is a Communitarian whose Cabinet and staff will function as a Third Way governing board. It is significant that Barack Obama’s base as a ‘community organizer’ was Chicago’s churches: ‘President Obama began his career on the South Side of Chicago, working with a coalition of churches to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods. During the election, people all across the country talked about feeling a new sense of civic engagement and got involved in politics for the first time. Now, President Obama and Vice President Biden are counting on Americans from all walks of life to serve the nation and help address the problems we face—and they’re committed to building the infrastructure and providing the resources that will make it possible.'” (What is the Church Growth Movement?)
John Perkins: Historical Background (Journey Toward Forgiveness)
1930 Born into a sharecropper’s family, New Hebron, MS
1947 Moved to Pasadena, CA
1947-50 Organizer & steward, Iron Workers Union
1951 Married Vera Mae Buckley
1951-53 Armed Services, Korean War
1957 Became a Christian
1958 Ordained Baptist Minister, Monrovia, CA (Seems odd that he was ordained a Baptist minister just one year after becoming a Christian.)
1960 Moved to Mendenhall, MS (Perkins was living in MS when M Evers and MLK were assassinated)
1961 Organizer/pastor, Berean Bible Church
1961 Involved in creation of Voice of Calvary Bible Institute
1968 Health Care Center, Leadership Development Program
1970 Co-founder, Southern Cooperative Development Fund
1972 Moved to Jackson, MS
Organizer/pastor, Voice of Calvary Fellowship Church
Founded and president of Voice of Calvary Ministries
Initiated and developed programs in Health Care Leadership Development, Thrifco (cooperative discount stores), and P.D.I. (housing renovation)
1982 Moved back to Pasadena, CA
1982 Founded John M. Perkins Foundation
1984 Founded Harambee Christian Family Center
1989 Co-founder of the Christian Community
1996 Moved back to Jackson, MS
John Perkins Consulted with Peter Drucker
The biography, Follow Me to Freedom: Leading As an Ordinary Radical, states that John Perkins has consulted with Peter Drucker, the grand architect of Communitarianism in the United States:
“The late Peter Drucker and I talked about leadership. One time we talked about where great leaders come from–leaders who impact history and liberate people. We struggled with whether or not these leaders were just born great or whether they were trained to be great.” (p. 39).
To learn much more about Peter Drucker and how he has involved the churches in the implementation of the one-world government, then read What is the Church Growth Movement.
“Follow Me to Freedom: Leading As an Ordinary Radical was published by Gospel Light Worldwide which is Henrietta Mears‘ publishing company. Mears founded Gospel Light in 1933. John Macarthur’s father was in Henrietta Mears’ inner circle. To learn more read John Macarthur’s Ecumenical Roots.
John Perkins Counseled US Presidents and was Invited to the Obama White House
“[Perkins] has counseled three presidents and has already been invited to the White House by Barack Obama.” Follow me to Freedom:Leading as an Ordinary Radical (p. 17).
John Perkins was a Ford Foundation Fellow
John Perkins’ Communitarian Ministries
John Macarthur stated regarding John Perkins’ ministry that “God has continued to bless the ministry…it’s called Voice of Calvary. John took the name from my Dad’s radio program and he used it there and that ministry flourishes today.” Contrary to John Macarthur’s statement, John Perkins’ ministries are anti-Christian, anti-American ministries designed to facilitate community transformation and social change.
Voice of Calvary Ministries (VOCM)
Voice of Calvary Ministries (VOCM) is a 501(c)( 3), non-profit Christian Community Development (CCD) organization which was founded in 1962 in Mendenhall, Mississippi by Dr. John M. Perkins.
“Our enduring strength has been reflected in these ways:
- 38+ Years of Results and Proven Impact
- A Holistic Model of Housing, Healthcare and Leadership Development
- A Voice for the Poor and Racial Reconciliation
- A Builder of Partnerships and Collaborations
- A Builder of Individual and Organizational Capacity
- An Effective Steward Leveraging Public, Private and Faith Based Resources.
“The Mission of Voice of Calvary Ministries is to rebuild people to rebuild communities through the gospel. Voice of Calvary Ministries serves as a resource to the church in Christian community development by providing holistic programs which build strong individuals, families, churches, and communities in order to enable them to reach their full potential in Christ, physically, spiritually, economically and socially.
“…VOCM builds on the strength of its history to forge a new Jackson and a new Mississippi…”
“The Empowerment Center is the pathway for generational change…While it addresses personal and social barriers faced by adult learners, VOCM perceives them as citizens and leaders who will rebuild their communities.”
“One of VOCM’s unique ministries is its volunteer and intern program…While here [the volunteers], they learn about Christian community development, racial reconciliation, social justice, and other issues at the heart of VOCM…”
“The topics discussed in the eight-hour “Realizing the American Dream” curriculum are…”
“…we have renewed focus on the transformative power of God as He leads us in “Community Building and Organizing” and “Real Estate Development.” Local leadership stands with VOCM to revitalize communities life by life, brick by brick and dream by dream…Be A Dream Builder.” [I would rather forsake my worldly dreams for Jesus Christ.]
The Mendenhall Ministries
Received a Point of Light from former President GHW Bush.
In 1962, The Mendenhall Ministries (TMM) was founded by John Perkins under the name Voice of Calvary. In 1981, “the name of the ministry in Mendenhall was changed from Voice of Calvary to The Mendenhall Ministry.” In 1991, TMM received the 541st Daily Point of Light from former president George H. W. Bush.
Christian Community Development Association
In 1989 John Perkins founded the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). It’s physical address is 3851 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL 60623. “The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)…held its first annual conference in Chicago. Since then, CCDA has grown into a network of more than 700 organizations across the world.” (CCDA-history)
The Christian Community Development Association’s vision is “wholistically restored communities with Christians fully engaged in the process of transformation.”
The “philosophy” of the Christian Community Development Association is a Chinese Proverb!
“Over the last forty years, practitioners of Christian Community Development have distilled the philosophy into 8 Key Components. The first three are based on John Perkins’ original “three R’s” of community development: relocation, reconciliation and redistribution.”
One of the events listed for CCDA is called the Raleigh Intensive. “…join others in the Raleigh area who are coming together to better understand how to involve their churches and organizations in transforming under-resourced communities.”
CCDA has numerous anti-christ, anti-american partners that include Habitat for Humanity (UN-NGO), International Teams, Luis Palau Assoc, Salvation Army (UN-NGO), Wheaton College, World Vision (UN-NGO) and dozens more. One of their partners is the John M Perkins Foundation.
“In November 2013, the Perkins Center hosted Christena Cleveland as part of the Justice Speaks series, exploring the intersection of social psychology, faith and the church.”
Social psychology, a meshing of socialism (Marx) and psychology (Freud), is a basis for group mind control and for Communitarianism and cannot intersect with Christianity because it is its antithesis.
John Perkins’ ministries are following Peter Drucker’s Communitarian agenda, yet John Macarthur would have us believe that his ministries are following Jesus Christ.
John Perkins and Child Evangelism Fellowship
Child Evangelism Fellowship is in all US states, in 187 nations, and is in more than 3000 U.S. schools involving more than 10 million children. Robert Gates, who served as Director of the CIA under President GHW Bush, in 2004 “hosted a Christian event called ‘President’s Day’ for children from Bryan, Texas who were part of the Children’s Evangelism Fellowship.”(Conservapedia)
John Perkins Attended the Prentiss Institute
“Fletcher was mentored by Reverend John Perkins, the founder and former president of the Voice of Calvary, now called the Mendenhall Ministries. Fletcher met Perkins while Fletcher was a student at the Prentiss Institute, and it was then that Perkins was assigned by the school to mentor Fletcher. It was common for students to be assigned a mentor at the school, and Fletcher was about in the 8th grade at this time. Perkins and his wife would go to the Prentiss Institute to have Bible study with the students in the dormitories. Perkins would speak in chapel and have Bible study in the boys’ dormitories, and his wife would have Bible study in the girls’ dormitories.
“During the summers after 11th and 12th grade, Fletcher continued to be mentored by Perkins… [so Perkins mentored him and was at this Prentiss School for at least 4 years].
“It was while Fletcher was attending Washington Bible College in Washington, D.C., that Fletcher decided to come home one summer and participate in marches that were being held in Mendenhall, Miss. (MS Civil Rights Project)
The Prentiss Institute was a Rosenwald School
“In 1907 the Prentiss Institute opened its doors…In its heyday the Institute was considered by many both black and white to be one of the finest of Mississippi’s black schools, emulating the philosophy of Booker T. Washington’s model of black self determination. The school attracted some of the best and brightest African American educators and lecturers. In 1926, 19 years after the school was founded, a Rosenwald classroom was built on the campus.” (Prentiss Institute)
The Rosenwald Fund
The Rosenwald Fund (also known as the Rosenwald Foundation, the Julius Rosenwald Fund, and the Julius Rosenwald Foundation) was established in 1917 by Julius Rosenwald and his family for “the well-being of mankind.” Julius Rosenwald…became interested in social issues, especially education for African Americans, and provided funding through Dr. Booker T. Washington [Booker T. Washington was a Freemason] of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now known as Tuskegee University), a historically black college (HBCU), prior to founding the fund.
In 1917 he set up the Julius Rosenwald Fund, a Chicago-based philanthropic foundation, and in 1920 the Rosenwald Fund established an independent office for the school building program in Nashville, Tennessee. By 1928, one in every five rural schools for black students in the South was a Rosenwald school, and these schools housed one third of the region’s rural black schoolchildren and teachers. (Rosenwald School Program)
Who was Julius Rosenwald?
The President and Chief Executive Officer of Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Chicago
The Rosenwald Fund — the product of an alliance between Booker T. Washington, president and founder of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and Julius Rosenwald, president and chief executive officer of Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Chicago — was the only philanthropic effort in the early 20th century to concentrate on improving the learning environment of black students in the South.
“Two school forms, the H-plan and the T-plan, became standard for rural and town schools alike in the 1920s. The Rosenwald standardized plans used these two forms almost exclusively for schools of four classrooms or more. Two good examples of the H-plan form are the concrete-block building (1926) at the Prentiss Institute in Jefferson Davis County, a six-classroom building constructed according to Rosenwald Plan #6-A, and the Brushy Creek School (circa 1930) in Copiah County, a clapboard Rosenwald Plan #4-A.” (History Now)
Julius Rosenwald was Co-Founder of the American Jewish Committee
Julius Rosenwald was the VP of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). And according to the AJC’s website, he co-founded the AJC. “In 1906, the American Jewish Committee was founded by visionary individuals with such surnames as Sulzberger, Strauss, Schiff, Adler, Krauss, Rosenwald, and Kempner.” (AJC.org)
The Rosenwald Fund Financed Communist Front Groups and the NAACP
According to “Julius Rosenwald: The Man who Built Sears” (p.175), Rosenwald funded the president of the Atlanta B’nai B’rith who was convicted of murdering a teenage girl. (Julius Rosenwald)
Julius Rosenwald attended Chicago Sinai Congregation. His rabbi was Emil Hersch. Rosenwald’s son-in-law, Alfred Stern (wife of Edith Rosenwald), a Trustee and Director of the Rosenwald Fund, was a communist spy who fled to Russia after being convicted of espionage by a US court.
The Rosenwald Fund gave to the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF), a communist front organizing negros in southern states. Well known communists were leaders of the SCEF. One SCEF check to Martin Luther King was signed for by a foreign agent for Fidel Castro.
The Rosenwald Fund started the Highlander Folk School. This was a communist training school. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks (a member of the Eastern Star) attended this school.
“The Jewish community contributed greatly to the NAACP’s founding and continued financing. Jewish historian Howard Sachar writes in his book A History of Jews in America of how, “In 1914, Professor Emeritus Joel Spingarn of Columbia University became chairman of the NAACP and recruited for its board such Jewish leaders as Jacob Schiff, Jacob Billikopf, and Rabbi Stephen Wise.” Early Jewish-American co-founders included Julius Rosenwald, Lillian Wald, Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch and Wise.” (Wiki NAACP)
The Rosenwald Fund financed the NAACP and the American Social Hygiene Association (ASHA). Julius Rosenwald was the honorary Vice President of the ASHA. Many leaders of the Social Hygiene Movement were proponents of Eugenics, ie. Social Darwinism, ie. the culling of the unfit.
From the ASHA link above, one can see that Dr. Thomas Hepburn was the leader of the Connecticut social hygiene movement. His wife, Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn, co-founded with Margaret Sanger the organization (Birth Control League) that would become Planned Parenthood. Their daughter, the actress, Katherine Hepburn, has been honored by Planned Parenthood for her work on their behalf.
Julius Rosenwald Funded the Development of Atomic Weapons
Providing $7 million for the development of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry in 1921 (which was subsequently used for the Manhattan Project), Julius Rosenwald, played a role in early covert atomic weapons development in the 1920s and ’30s. (JFK Assassination)
“…Edith Rosenwald married cotton merchant Edgar Bloom Stern of New Orleans where the pair founded radio station WDSU…WDSU, for a long time New Orleans only tv station, gave legendary airtime to Lee Harvey Oswald for the construction of his image as a Marxist. The Sterns have been identified as silent partners in Pennsylvania’s Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation [NUMEC], a company charged with diverting and smuggling radioactive fuels to Israel, and with using its workforce as human lab rats for ‘fallout studies’”. (JFK Assassination)
Was Rosenwald’s Daughter (Edith Stern) Involved in JFK’s Assassination?
“MCP relates that an updated edition of Final Judgement [by Michael Collins Piper] included new information from a ‘source with intimate, high-level knowledge about the NUMEC nuclear plant in Pennsylvania that smuggled nuclear material to Israel (see Ch.8) provided documentation..that the family of Edith Rosenwald Stern.. were key financiers behind NUMEC. Mrs. Stern was the closest friend of Clay Shaw…[Clay Shaw was put on trial for the assassination of JFK]'” According to Piper, “Israel achieved its nuclear weapons capabilities precisely because of the assassination of President Kennedy.” (Polio Forever)
John Perkins’ Connection to Chicago and the Priory of Sion
Julius Rosenwald was the President and CEO of Sears based in Chicago. Thomas G. Ayers, father of Weatherman Bill Ayers, and partner of Gaylord Freeman and John Drick, both Grand Masters of the Priory of Sion, at First National Bank of Chicago, was on the board of Sears. Thomas Ayers funded President Obama’s rise to power. (The Synarchy)
Note: John Perkins’ Christian Community Development Association is based in Chicago and held its first annual conference in Chicago.