Texas and the 2x2 Religion

Texas is home to many in the 2x2 religion including 2x2 overseer Lyle Schober and has several annual 2x2 conventions including Happy, Texarkana, Georgetown and Mountain Peak.

Texas Overseer Lyle Schober's Ultimatum

From what I've heard through stories and accounts, the Texas 2x2 overseer Lyle Schober will excommunicate anyone that tells him to his face that:

"I believe Jesus Christ is God, salvation through faith in God brings salvation, and anyone who has faith in God is saved whether they go to MEETINGS or not.

Anyone who doubts this can just try it and submit their experience in the form below.

2016 Annual 2x2 Conventions in Texas

July 21-24 Happy convention
October 13-26 Texarkana convention
Oct 9-11 Georgetown convention for Spanish
Oct 15-18 Georgetown convention for English
Oct 22-25 Mountain Peak convention

2015 Annual 2x2 Conventions in Texas

July 16-19th Happy convention
October 8-11th Texarkana convention
Oct 14-16th Georgetown convention for Spanish
Oct 20-23rd Georgetown convention for English
Oct 27-30th Mountain Peak convention

Texas 2x2 Overseers

  1. Lyle Schober - Current 2x2 Texas overseer. I believe Lyle began to be the Texas overseer in January 2011.
  2. Ray Hoffman (2008 to ~Jan 2011)
  3. Ira Hobbs - Many accusations of child sexual abuse, left work in May, 2008
  4. William Lewis (died in 2000)

Texas 2x2 LETTERS

Texas Overseer Ray Hoffmans Letter to 2x2 Texans about Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) of Ira Hobbs and Americo Quespe

When Ray Hoffman was overseer of Texas, he wrote about the massive problem of Ira Hobbs child sexual abuse allegations. See the Texas CSA letter that Ray Hoffman wrote to the 2x2 friends about two or more workers in Texas who were being investigated about child sexual abuse.

Dale Gardner Excommunicated for Confronting Workers about CSA

Dale Gardner wrote letters to the workers stating "workers have been sexually immoral to members of my family". He expressed his sadness when sexual offending workers were moved to new fields to have more victims instead of confronting the crimes they committed. He sought to have a meeting to correct the unrighteous pedophile deeds of Ira Hobbs, but was excommunicated by the upset overseer instead.

Here is a picture that was taken of the 2x2 workers at a convention that I attended when I lived in Texas in about 1999/2000.

A Texas 2x2 Workers Pictures at a Texas Convention in about 2000

Texas 2x2 News

Doug Carlson Has a Talk with Brandon Miller for Dating an Outsider Christa Hageman

Doug Carlson and a few elders had a talk with Brandon Miller and Christa Hageman (Christa Hageman is from Telford, PA) before a Christmas road trip to Brenda Miller's house, Brandon's mom.

Brandon Miller is the son of Brenda Miller. Brandon Miller from what I heard, plays violent video games. Brandon was living with an exworker named Chuck. But Chuck moved out. Brandon was dating a woman professing to be a Christian, Christa Hageman of Telford, PA. Christa moved in with Brandon, living alone with him in his house in Round Rock, TX and she hid this from her mother. Brandon believed that living with a woman out of wedlock was OK, justifying this behavior and wrote on a message board that both he and Christa Hageman were still virgins.

Brandon's meeting attendance was spotty. Doug Carlson and the elders asked him to drop the Christian girl he was dating, citing that they were unequally yoked (Brandon being a 2x2 and Christa Hageman professing to be a Christian). Doug Carlson advised Brandon to get back to regular meeting attendance or he would be asked to not take part in meetings.

Brandon falsely claims that they took away his part in the meetings. But they never took away his part from meetings (I listened to the recording). They just told them that they would if he didn't quit dating an outsider.

Christa Hageman married Brandon against the will of her Christian parents who warned her against Brandon. Christa's brother Dan Hageman who claims to be a Christian, helped Christa get together with Brandon even though Dan Hageman believed Brandon was in a cult. Dan Hageman lives with his wife Lori Hageman in Green Lane Pennsylvania which is close to Telford, PA where Christa used to live.

News from McAllen, TX

This was posted on boardhost by "rs"on September 13, 2012, 6:44 pm. I cannot confirm or deny it. I am merely quoting what I read on boardhost.com website. If you have any evidence for or against this, please send it to me along with your full contact information through the form at the bottom of this page.

Julie Pedersen a daughter to Bob & Janelle Pedersen that live in McAllen, Texas was found dead this afternoon. Bob & Janelle have meeting in their home. They mentally & physically abused Julie all her life. She turned to drugs. Julie told me years ago how her parents would decide what to speak on for their Sunday meeting sermon that would be directed at certain people in the meeting. Julie was pressured by her mom to say and do a lot of things to manipulate and criticize people.
Her mom had Julie burn Laverne Sparks (an older sister worker) clothes because she thought the clothes were too old and that she should buy new clothes. Bob & Janelle have always manipulated the workers. Janelle is a Pathological Liar who has destroyed many relationships. She started her daughter on drugs to try to keep her from talking and telling the truth about the 2x2's & her family. This is a Prime example of what happens to your organization that is full of abuse and corruption.

If someone has Laverne Sparks contact information, then someone could try to contact Laverne Sparks (the sister worker) and verify at least that part of the post.

This is horrible! Having been raised a 2x2, and been in meetings in almost all 50 states, I have seen and heard some pretty sad stories. It is important that people find out the truth. I encourage you to contact all of Julie Pedersen's friends and please share what you find out.

I Believe Child Sexual Abuse is a Real Problem in 2x2 Cult

Please read Child sexual abuse page about child sexual abuse problem in the 2x2 cult

Texas 2x2s - A Stronghold

Texas is a stronghold for the 2x2 cult. I am putting this page together as an exercise to show the scope and organization of the 2x2 religion largely established and founded by William Irvine in 1897. The 2x2 movement was originally started in Ireland by William Irvine who broke away from the Faith Mission and started teaching that he was sent by God. The 2x2s split off later, taking power away from William Irvine, whose following "The Message People" continue to this day.

Texas FRIENDS - Money and Financial Resources

From what I remember in the book The Secret Sect by Doug and Helen Parker, Texas could supply the whole world of 2x2 OVERSEERS AND WORKERS with funds.

WORKERS FIELDS in Texas

The overseer has divide the state into 14 "fields" so that workers know their geographical boundaries of where they can preach.

  • San Antonio, Junction, Del Rio, Acu�a
  • Central East TX
  • Southwest TX
  • Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown
  • Panhandle - Tulia
  • Troy, Waco, Comanche, Lampasas
  • North Dallas
  • Arlington, Midlothian, Fairfield, South Dallas
  • South Houston, Lake Jackson
  • Rio Grande Valley, Mexico Border
  • Corpus Christi, Ingleside, Victoria
  • North Houston, College Station
  • Northeast TX
  • Fort Worth, Wichita Falls

Texas WORKERS Managed by the 2x2 Texas Overseer

There are about 44 workers employed (hired/fired/admitted/dismissed) by the 2x2 Texas overseer. Harold Bennett, the 2x2 overseer in Oregon, told me that he and his staff of workers do not pay or file income taxes even though they are clergy, ministers.

  1. Ronald Elliott
  2. LaRon Branson
  3. Clarence Mounce
  4. Matt Hill
  5. Kenion Coleman
  6. Westin Price
  7. Duane Topinka
  8. John Culver
  9. Dale DeRaad
  10. Dan Wisecup
  11. Loren Quick
  12. Silas Gartin
  13. Berlin Raymond
  14. Ray Hoffmann
  15. Kevin Naillieux
  16. Doug Murray
  17. Scott Potter
  18. Lavina Swenson
  19. Rachel Potter
  20. Jennifer Lester
  21. Marilynn Frye
  22. Jennifer Downs
  23. Joyce Lawrence
  24. Alice Oetken
  25. Mary Simon
  26. Lidia Morales
  27. Ruthie Topinka
  28. Sue Nelson
  29. Sharon Wahlin
  30. Sara Lacock
  31. Mona Jo Hahn
  32. Emma P�rez
  33. Andrea Jensen
  34. Hannah Bassham
  35. Marie Faircloth
  36. Sue Bailey
  37. Nita Bearden
  38. LaNell Malray
  39. Rosa Elia Morales
  40. Yvonne Stephens
  41. Sue Dawson
  42. Stacey Seidlitz
  43. Susie Block

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