Dr. Greg Mutsch was previously the executive director of business administration for Accelerated Christian Education, the powerhouse that has created a Christian curriculum for schools around the world.
Bible Baptist Church
Based in Hendersonville, TN, Bible Baptist Church was lead by Dr. Greg Mutsch from 2015 to 2022. He left in August for a new position at Pensacola Christian College, and it seems that Bible Baptist Church has not found a new Pastor at this time. 1https://bbctn.com/im-new/our-staff/
Pillsbury Baptist Bible College was an Independent fundamentalist Baptist college in Minnesota that closed in 2008. After his graduation, Mutsch worked at Pillsbury Baptist and received his Doctorate in Education Administration at Bob Jones University. He also served as senior pastor of Beth Eden Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado. 5https://www.newspapers.com/clip/111277532/greg-mutsch-history/
Hyles-Anderson and Jack Hyles
In unconfirmed rumors around the internet, it seems that Jack Hyles, founder of Hyles-Anderson College did not like Pensacola Christian College and particularly had a feud with Peter Ruckman and Greg Mutsch.
Jack Schaap, Jack Hyles’s son-in-law, reportedly tried to make peace with PCC and offered Mutsch a position at Hyles-Anderson College, but Mutsch turned him down.
Schaap would later be sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping an underage girl that he was counseling and transporting him across state lines to do so. He was released in May 2022.
Brotherhood Mutual provides innovative insurance coverage and risk management resources specifically designed for ministries.
Brotherhood Mutual insures churches and other ministries. It is an incredibly large organization with a huge list of C-level executives and directors.
They provide a massive library of resources for a variety of industries including schools, churches, camps, and more. In their child abuse prevention section, there are articles on child transportation, screening guidelines, preventing child sexual abuse, and even a document on how organizations should respond if a sex offender participates in their ministry.
It has been alleged by previous students at Agape Boarding School that Brotherhood Mutual currently insures Agape Boarding School.
On a fun note, Brotherhood Mutual also offers kidnapping and ransom coverage for missionaries. I understand that this is a very real concern for those serving abroad, just not something I had thought about.
Located between Stockton and Humansville, up to 500 Mormon Fundamentalists live at “The Ranch”
You might be wondering how we got here.
Well, let’s start with David Bolthouse. He owns a company that lists its principle address as 516 Owens Mill Rd, Stockton, MO.
This property is split in half. Half is owned by Scott Smith, former staff at Agape Boarding School. The other half is owned by Seven Peaks LLC, which lists its registered agent as Issiah Andra.
I went down a Facebook rabbit hole with Issiah Andra, who lives in Humansville, MO and kept seeing a name, Zitting, that seemed familiar.
I’d seen Zitting around the Stockton area as well, but this was more familiar. Finally, it clicked, Zitting is the last name of a youtuber I watch whose channel is called Growing Up in Polygamy. Then, more names start to make sense. LeBaron. Jessop.
Why were there so many Mormon names in Southwest Missouri? It took me a while, but I finally just googled it.
They have a ranch. THEY HAVE A POLYGAMIST RANCH.
The Ranch was started by Stephen Laub in 1983, directed by a divine voice to leave southwest Utah. Laub was formerly a part of the Apostolic United Brethren, or AUB group.
Back to Seven Peaks and Issiah Andra. Issiah and his family live on property owned by this mysterious church, Church of Christ of The Kingdom of God.
Is that a reach? Maybe. But it’s enough to keep me interested. Is there a connection between the Bolthouse companies (Exceed, Envoy, Best Choice, etc) and this polygamist group? Or is the connection between Agape and the group? Or is there no connection at all and I’m seeing things.
Seven Peaks also owns four single family homes in Greene County, and another home in Polk County.
All these rentals lead me to believe that perhaps I am jumping to conclusions about a connection between Smith and Andra.
Businesses Associated with The Church of Christ of the Kingdom of God
Asia K. DosReis-Whitehead is a determined young woman full of vision and purpose. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Asia always knew she was here to do something great! She began exploring her God-given gifts at the tender age of five, when she began singing at her local church. This sparked her love for the arts. Asia was blessed to begin a career as a singer, an actress and a songwriter. With recording contracts from the age of twelve with Electra records, Jay-z’s Roc-a-Fella Records, and later a joint venture with Heavy-D’s Soul on Soul Productions Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment. In the midst of her aspiring music career, Asia chose to embark in the world of acting, both on and off the big screen. With credits that include Robert Townsend’s ‘The Meteor Man’, Spike Lee’s ‘Crooklyn’, a few appearances on hit television shows such as ‘New York Undercover’, as well as guest performances on a number of talk shows. Asia would further legitimize her acting career as she expanded her reach toward the Broadway stage. Over the course of 12 years, Asia would tour with a number of stage plays. Including, principal roles in ‘Mama I Want to Sing’, ‘Born to Sing Mama 3’, with Pastor Shirley Caesar, Lisa Fischer and Stephanie Mills. She Then went on to tour with several other plays including ‘Confessions’, featuring Kelly Price, ‘Casino’, featuring Tommy Ford and the late Gerald Levert and a host of other plays, all with Asia starring in principal roles. These opportunities have allowed Asia to work alongside Hollywood’s elite performers and actors.
With all of her accomplishments in the entertainment field, Asia has always remained true to her Christian upbringing. Asia accepted the call to ministry and is an ordained Bishop, Prophetess, Teacher, Preacher and Licensed Chaplin. She was first ordained in 2010 at Miracle Temple of Praise, where her parents, the late Dr. Cheryl and her father, Elder Keith DosReis were the Pastors. Currently, Asia serves as the First Lady and Overseer of Leaders of Tomorrow international Ministries; where her beloved husband Bishop Lamor Whitehead is the Presiding Prelate. In April 2015, Asia found herself in the fight of her life! She was admitted into the hospital and was declared completely paralyzed. The cause was a very rare and devastating condition known as ‘Guillian Barre’ Syndrome’. Because of the severity of Asia’s case and its alarmingly rapid progression, her prognosis was not favorable. In fact, the doctors predicted that Asia would eventually lose her ability to breathe on her own and would never regain the use of her limbs for walking or functioning as normal. But Asia’s Faith NEVER wavered! She held on to her belief that GOD CAN DO ANYTHING, and that included healing her. After an extended stay at two different hospitals, and being sent home still unable to walk or care for herself, Asia’s desire to walk again grew stronger every day! Asia made a miraculous recovery within three months of her release from the hospital! When asked how she did it, her answer is a very firm “GOD IS A HEALER!” Asia is certain that all of the credit belongs to God and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for restoring her life.
Currently, Asia is determined to spread the good news and inspire hope into lives across the globe as she travels as a motivational speaker, an empowerment strategist and preacher. She is the CEO and Founder of The UaReACHAMPION Empowerment Network. This network provides Mentorship and empowerment for women across the globe. With her forthcoming book and documentary, Asia’s goal is to provide insight and encouragement to never give up through her story of faith and perseverance. With all of this said, when asked what she feels her greatest accomplishments are, Asia smiles and simply says “Heaven”, referring to her beautiful daughter who is the joy of her life.
Asia Whitehead as a Spiritual Leader
Asia was first ordained in 2010 at Miracle Temple of Praise where her parents were Pastors.
Currently, Asia serves as the First Lady and Overseer of Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries. Bishop Lamor Whitehead is the Presiding Prelate.
What is a Presiding Prelate
A Prelate is a high-ranking member of the Christian clergy who is an ordinary or who ranks in precedence with ordinaries.
The archetypal prelate is a bishop.
Wait, What’s an Ordinary?
My heathen is showing. An ordinary is an officer of a church or civic authority who by reason of office has “ordinary power” to execute laws.
One broken life at a time, and don’t you forget it
Freeway Ministries describes the people who walk through their doors as having a sordid past or as being in the midst of a messed up life.
A major part of Freeway Ministries is their Discipleship Houses. They operate 12 homes with nearly 70 bed. These houses are meant to provide a safe environment for residents to grow and develop their walk with the Lord.
Men pay $350 per month and women pay $300 to stay at these Discipleship Houses. When someone applies to a Freeway Ministries Discipleship House, they must agree to the Safe Living Rules of Conduct Agreement. By signing this agreement, you acknowledge you are in a transitional living environment and have no landlord/tenant rights. Any violation of their rules will result in immediate discharge from the house.
In these rules, Freeway Ministries refers to their residents as ”house guests.”
A Few Choice Rules
This is a selection of rules that I found enjoyable.
“No foul language, inappropriate or crude joking, or cursing while at the house.”
“Criminal mentality. We do not condone, promote or encourage ”the criminal code” at Freeway ministries. If you’re looking to continue living like a criminal, then you need not apply with us.”
“You are expected to give back to the community and serve the people group. You will be very busy and actively serving the community”
“Romantic relationships of any kind are prohibited. Relationships case relapse…We also want to make sure our guests are qualified to be souses, according to Ephesians 5.”
“Accountability is a must, and we will be in your business”
“To have a personal phone, you must open it upon request…Failure to submit to this rule is a breach of your contract”
Further down the application, you are asked ”Have you currently been prescribed any medications?” and a highlighted note to the side states ”Note that anyone who is heavily medicated due to psychological issues need not apply. We are not a medical center and cannot accept this type of client.”
They also highlight that ”The only relationship we will except is a biblical marriage between a man and a woman” but of course as previously stated, they want to make sure guests are ”qualified” to be spouses.
Exploitation of Congregation
Successful members of their congregation can experience such joys as their mugshot being used on the Freeway Ministries website to promote their programs.
The Timothy Project
The Timothy Project is a Freeway Ministries internship programing that exists to provide training and hands-on experience to those who are called to serve in Freeway’s Missions. The program is designed to prepare men and women for service in communities in local and national missions.
During this internship, interns complete the following list of learning checkpoints:
Learn how to look for and address certain behaviors in incarcerated individuals
Display obedience and willingness to follow instructions of supervisor and law enforcement
Maintain truthful and honest communication with Clients
Communicate with individual on post-jail follow up procedures
Interview Freeway House Applicants and communicate with family members
Give tasks to applicants and follow up on completion
Discuss with probation and parole officers about prospective applicants
Outreach and Events
Plan and participate in outreach strategies
Assist in Freeway service leadership
Learn all areas of Freeway’s operations-i.e. kitchen, security, childcare, etc.
Understand the process of checking someone into emergency treatment
Deal with someone under severe influence of drugs and/or alcohol
Recognize and report the behaviors of someone experiencing addiction
Help the family surrender affected loved one to treatment
Discuss treatment process with family
Assist family in setting healthy boundaries and understanding enabling behaviors
Learn to build sermons and lessons
Help staff members lead classes
Learn the structure of Freeway’s discipleship houses
Confront and discipline house members
Engage in house meetings and conflict mediation
Develop a trusting relationship with house members
Communicate with probation and parole officers
Understand court process and represent a client in court
Transport clients to and from jail
Work with pretrial services
This ”internship” trains individuals in ”recovery ministry.” I don’t think I need to explain the issues with this list of internship activities.
Freeway Ministries, Inc. is a registered non-profit in the state of Missouri. The President is Mike Aye of Willard, MO. On its Board of Directors is Kenny Hale, Gary Wilson, and Brandon Taylor all of Springfield, Missouri.
In 2019, Freeway Ministries brought in over $60,000 in revenue from their Discipleship Houses and over $80,000 in Lease Income. This is in addition to the over $200,000 in donations received by the organization.
Freeway Ministries Resources
Freeway Ministries offers a list of community resources which includes McGuire Christian Counseling. Mcguire Christian Counseling is owned by a former Board Member of Freeway Ministries, Inc. While Aaron Mcguire is no longer listed on the Board of Directors, I still find in unethical to list this service alongside other Mental Health Services without disclosing the relationship. I hope that when Aaron Mcguire was on the Board of Directors this fact was disclosed to clients of Freeway Ministries.
A man of many names, the story of Lamor Miller-Whitehead seems to be ever changing.
2022 Armed Robbery of Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead & Wife
Like the rest of the internet, this is the event that brought Bishop Whitehead to our attention, but it is certainly only the tip of this iceberg.
This event has been well covered by many media sources, but in summary, Bishop Whitehead and his wife were robbed of more than $1 million in jewelry and other possessions. According to reporting, three armed people entered the Leaders of Tomorrow church on Sunday, July 24th. The event was captured on video from inside the church on a livestream of the service.
Bishop Whitehead was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York by his mother. His father was killed in 1978 when Whitehead was only six weeks old. Despite these challenges, Bishop was reportedly a celebrated athlete and received an athletic scholarship to Eastern New Mexico University where he studied Accounting and Videography.
It is unknown if he graduated from this university, I believe the use of the termed “studied” on his biography located at lotim.org is intentional.
Bishop completed his studies at New York Theological Institution of Raising Hope Inc and is a licensed New York State Chaplin and marriage and funeral officiant.
in 2013, Bishop founded Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministry.
According to this biography, Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead is married to Pastor Asia DosReis Whitehead and has three children.
Below the information about Whitehead and his wife, you can see images of LOTIM’s “Executive Staff,” which are clearly some stock photos of generic smiling people.
If looking at unfinished church websites is your jam, googling the names of one of these people may lead to a good time. My favorite thus far is a church using this same list of people with the addition of Frodo Baggins as Associate Pastor.
The lotichurches.org seems to be the newer, more complete website for Bishop Whitehead’s Church, now referred to as Leaders of Tomorrow International Churches. The biography is much of the same except for an extensive resume detailing Whitehead’s media appearances and work with current Mayor and former Brooklyn President Eric Adams.
In this biography, Asia is not named as Whitehead’s wife, but his now two children are named.
Beneath this information is a button called “Booking” although it just takes you to the lotichurches contact form.
Illegal Conviction and Overturned Sentence
According to Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead, “he was illegally convicted and sentenced to 11 and 1/3rd to 34 years in prison” but served 6 years and was “released after his sentence was overturned”. It is not mentioned in Whitehead’s profiles on his own websites or social media what exactly he was convicted of and why the conviction was illegal.
On June 30th, 2008, Lamar Whitehead (Lamar v Lamor spelling is something we are curious about) was convicted of scheme to defraud in the first degree, attempted grand larceny in the second degree, identity theft in the first degree (13 counts), and identity theft in the third degree (2 counts). Due to the number of counts involved in this case, I will trust Whitehead’s math on what he was initially sentenced to.
In 2011, Whitehead successfully appealed this sentence and it was modified so that some of the sentences would run concurrently with each other rather than consecutively as originally determined. His sentence was modified, and Whitehead was released sometime in 2013.
I do not personally know if using the language overturned versus modified is truly significant but I certainly feel like it is intentional and powerful.
As for this conviction being illegal, per claims by Whitehead, it’s clear that the court did not agree. Whitehead continued to fight this conviction when he sought a writ of habeas corpus, asserting that his trial lawyer was ineffective and that the court improperly admitted evidence of uncharged crimes and a witness’s unsworn testimony.
The petition for a writ of habeas corpus was denied in its entirety, the case was dismissed and a certificate of appealability was not issued.
Learn more about Whitehead’s conviction and appeals
After Bishop Whitehead left prison, he certainly seemed like a changed man and I never want to insinuate that a leopard cannot change it’s shorts. Most of the information will come from Bishop Whitehead’s websites or social media accounts that appear to belong to him.
In 2013, Lamor Whitehead founded Leaders of Tomorrow Ministry in Brooklyn, NY.
By May of 2014, Whitehead is already promoting events through Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn that are ”In Partnership with” Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. At this time, Lamor Whitehead is a Minister, first ordained by Bishop Albert Jamison of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on July 6, 2007. Later in 2014 he would be ordained as a Pastor.
On March 10th, 2014 Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn Inc was filed in New York State.
In 2014, LOTB hosted other events including A Night of Worship: Saving Our Youth, Brooklyn Teen Summit 2014, and One Brooklyn Honors.
There is also a mention of something called a ”LOTB Programs Super User” which was ”COMING SOON”
In 2015, Pastor Whitehead was promoting Resurrecting Our Youth Gospel Explosion and heavily promoted that this even featured a performance by Ricky Dillard.
In February 2015, Ieshah Whitehead, formerly Ieshah Williams filled a Notice of Revocation of Power of Attorney, revoking any and all authority that may have been granted to Lamor Whitehead. This was in regards specifically to a property owned by Ieshah Whitehead located at 706 Macon Street, Brooklyn, NY. According to Ieshah, the Power of Attorney was a forgery.
The LOTB seemed to go through a lot of changes and in 2016 it was archived by the Wayback Machine but displayed mostly dummy content. Despite this, the about information is slightly different. He states that he graduated with his certificate in ministry in human services from the Theological Institution of Rising Hope Inc. He was also ordained as an elder and installed as a pastor by overseer Tracy Henderson’s Universal Temple Church of God.
Whitehead also began promoting his political connections more. Whitehead lists that ”he has done evangelistic events with Eric L. Adams, Councilwoman Laurie A. Cumbo, Councilman Robert Cornegy, Assembly Woman Latrice Walker, Councilman Charles Baron, and Counil Woman Inez Barron, such as Turkey Drives, Christmas Giveaways, Teen Summits”
After 2016, it appears that the Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn website goes dark. Both lotichurces.org and lotim.org are first archived in 2021, so what was Bishop Whiteheads primary internet presence from 2016 – 2021?
In March of 2016, Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn Ministry Corp was registered as a Not-For-Profit Corporation.
In May of 2017 a public Facebook page was made for Lamor M Whitehead, and later in June the name changed to Bishop Lamor M Whitehead.
Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries Inc
Leaders if Tomorrow International Ministries Inc was registered as a 501(c)(3) on April 22, 2020. It was registered at 922 Remsen Avenue in Brooklyn, NY.
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