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Like Brother Stair and the shysters that ‘schooled’ him, he followed William Branham and his false doctrines, as did Jim Jones who was also a high-ranking leader with Branham.  Birds of a feather flock together, and even they have fallouts.  Think about that, William Branham was so corrupt in his doctrines that even Jim Jones rejected him and parted ways.  Yet Brother Stair continued to proclaim him a man of God and teach his heresies.

Spiritually speaking, William Branham has killed more souls than Jim Jones did physically.  Branham didn’t physically isolate them to a single location (like Jim Jones and Brother Stair did) so that he could physically kill them but rather he spread his false teachings worldwide so that he could kill more spiritually by their holding to and continuing in his heretical doctrines that damn their souls (James 1:21;  Rev 2:20, 14;  2Tim 2:16-18).  Likewise has Brother Stair’s teaching with his worldwide outreach.

But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodlinessAnd their word will eat as doth a canker [like cancer/spread like gangrene]: of whom is [certain men].
Who concerning the truth have erred
(2Timothy 2:16-18)

John Collins of William Branham Historical Research and his YouTube channel Leaving the Message bring a new message on Why Peoples Temple Left William Branham and the Message – The Death Curse Placed on William Branham.


William Marrion Branham (A.K.A. William Marvin Branham, 1907[2]-1965) was a Pentecostal minister from Jeffersonville, Indiana credited by some as initiating the Post WWII Healing Revival.  The first of ten children of Charles and Ella Branham, Branham claimed to have been born in Cumberland County, KY, and reared in the booming Southern Indiana casino town directly across the river from Louisville, KY.  He was also a “doomsday prophet”, predicting several years that he claimed to be the End of Days.

For more information from John Collins and the William Branham Historical Research about William Branham and his “Message” cult, see

Related:  Passover 2022

Below is from the description of the video on the Leaving the Message YouTube page.


Special thanks to Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple, Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies at SDSU, for offering a sneak preview of the upcoming Jonestown Report newsletter at the link above!  This year’s Jonestown Report looks to be one of the most explosive and thought-provoking ever!

After several years of research, joining forces with several researchers, listening to and reading several testimonies given by witnesses, and using the overwhelming amount of research documentation and audio recordings provided by Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple, we have finally learned how and why Jim Jones decided to part ways with William Branham and resign his position as a high-ranking leader in Branham’s “Message” sect.

Also, special thanks to Charles Paisley and for his research and documentation, to the staff at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple for answering my endless questions, and to all of the other researchers who have helped us flesh out the details to one of the most fundamental milestones in Jim Jones and Peoples Temple history.  It is this chain of events that caused Jones to refocus Peoples Temple and head his faithful down the road that led to Jonestown.

That last line is haunting in light of the chain of events that have transpired with the Overcomer Ministry since the death of Brother Stair and how Pastor James Rice has refocused the Overcomer faithful down a new road.  Where will it lead?


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