Mormon Fundamentalists in Missouri
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
BESE Holdings, LLC
Seven Peaks LLC
Young Buck LLC
Stockton Lake Land, LLC
Village Investments, LLC
Zitting Brothers Construction
ZB Holding Company
Lakeland Steel LLC
Custom Safe Rooms, LLC
BZ Holdings LLC
Pink’s Transportation, LLC
Rough Neck Transportation and Equipment, LLC
Eastern Kansas Investments, LLC
Slipwell Industries, LLC
Flickertail Holdings, LLC
Applied Steel Detailing, LLC
Kodiak Enterprises, LLC
Zitting Construction, LLC
Equipment Staffing, LLC
Northern Processing LCC
Show Me Investing, LLC
JZ Building, LLC
Frontier Creative, LLC
Martin’s Labor, LLC
Triple Seven Welding and Repaid, LLC
Oak Ridge Enterprises, LLC
Midland Classic Investments, LLC
Skyhook Erecting LLC
BESE Properties LLC
BESE Holding, Inc
Aquila Enterprises LLC
Andra Construction LLC
Native American Sacraments Co
Native American Sacraments (BOD: Helaman Andra, Jonathan Landis, Philip Berg)
Family Home LLC
Arnica Distribution LLC
Exchanging Times LLC
Skybound Estates LLC
Andra Health LLC
Andres Contracting, LLC
Laub Brothers, LLC
Clear Creek Enterprises LLC
Do It Best Construction, LLC
American Brothers Construction, LLC
Something Real, LLC
Ranch Life, LLC
Legend Contracting, LLC
Take It To The Top Construction, LLC
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