J.R. Church was a ravingly, frothingly mad fundie who “has a passion for discovering the deeper truths in the Word,” which means that Church peddled the delectable combination of hardcore Taliban fanaticism with hardcore conspiracy theories that might have made even Alex Jones pause (though his companion Gary Stearman has actually appeared on, you guessed it, the Alex Jones show). As a matter of fact, Church appears to have passed away relatively recently, though we decided to include the entry anyway given that his stalwart companion and faithful disciple Gary Stearman is still promoting the madness.
Among Church’s numerous books you’ll find such gems as Hidden Prophecies in the Psalms, Guardians of the Grail: And the Men Who Plan to Rule the World, Hidden Prophecies in the Song Of Moses, and Daniel Reveals the Bloodline of the Antichrist. Guardians of the Grail is his most famous one. In it Church explored the legend of the Holy Grail and deluded himself into imagining links between the Knights Templar, Priory of Sion, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, House of Theosophy, and modern Mormonism. The book also discusses the way mankind will be deceived into accepting worldwide enslavement under the guise of “peace and prosperity” by the Antichrist and his establishment.
With Gary Stearman (author of the probably fascinating Time Travelers of the Bible: How Hebrew Prophets Shattered the Barriers of Time-Space) Church used to run the website Prophecy in the News (also a magazine), where you can read about the 200 fallen angels that according to the Book of Enoch descended to the top of Mt. Hermon before Noah’s flood – these corrupt angels entered Earth through a “space portal” and proceeded to pollute the human genome, and they are connected to the UFO crash in Roswell. The website also offers you some astrology under the title “the Gospel in the Stars”. Bob Ulrich’s book reviews are also interesting if you ever considered paying them a visit.
In the August 2011 issue, for instance, you can read about Stearman’s UFO experiences, followed by “What does the Bible say about UFOs”. I’m not sure any commentary is needed.
Diagnosis: Ravingly insane, both of them. Probably relatively harmless when push comes to shove, however.