Did Jim Dirkin sell his soul in the end for money and favor from Reagan,Bush,and the CIA? Seems its possible because of the resulting death of several missionaries Montt gunned down himself along with the 200,000 to 250,000 indians. Ps,there were no communists,no leftist ,no marxists,just sick,hurt,and poor cathalics on land rich in nickel.A Canadian mining company wanted that land and paid Bush handsomly for Montt to kill off the inhabitants.And The Lighthouse ranch helped unknowingly to finance and now cover up this shame. I know what happened and I will not be silenced. Souls are lost and many need a healing and repentance. I may be killed for telling this but I faced being killed for the lord before.
Its a shame the g.o. ministry is in denile of the killing of 250,000 indians through rios montt's genocide campain that there labors payed for. Many missionaries were killed by preacher brig.gen.montt as well as indiginous mayan indians. I was in the middle of it all.When poisoning me didn't work,they sent me to a fake mission that they forgot was a money laundering front. Well I joined them when they assured me that they didn't beleave in the jim and tammy,pat robertson,jerry farwell brand of charlotanism but that all changed when the cia and jose efram rios montt came to be saved. He was moved up ahead of us all on the list and was a carbon copy of jimmy swagart.Except for the murdering.That was all him and the death squads financed by the church. Seems much worse than Jimmy Jones there kid.Jimmy killed his own followers.Montt of gospel outreach,killed 250,000 indians and 50 or so missionaries that pleaded with him that" there just children",but he had to show his men he is tuff. Your pall Reagan said he was getting a bum rap. And so did his pal Pat robertson.
Luv @ 1st sound, SOS
Need a T to spread the word!!!
I attending Sonoma Mt Lighthouse in 1977 for about six months, between getting out of the Navy and working overseas with Operation Mobilization. I have great memories of worshiping there.
I thought it was Herbie Flowers on bass
So Happy to see this. Am preparing to write NOW a retrospective of this influential era. Like two other's who posted: Stojan and Eric, I too was a member of "His Name Ministries" for many years and lived communally most of them. For me it was and is and will remain all about the music. I would love to hear some of it again. About 13 years ago we had a small reunion, and the music was definitively the tie that binds.
Great review, sounds like a totally rare and intimate evening up close with a master!
Well put. The evening was like sitting around in a living room with her. It was a night of laughing and crying. I went out and bought her book and it is full of amazing poetic prose.
BTW: If any of you former His Name Ministries Jesus freaks care to write :)
Allen Langley - firstname.lastname@example.org
So few comments! The influence of so many born again artists who reflected a deep love and fellowship with God is still with me. Most of the songs were simple love songs to God, the brethren, and to lost souls being reminded of God's love. I was at His Name Ministries in Santa Rosa from August 1974 to sometime in 1976. Jesus used His Name to form the solid scriptural bedrock in my life - a babe in Christ. I remember the worship being Spirit led and directed with Rock Salt (Steven Hardgrove, Jon Ilig, and Ben Crusoe) being often used to bless the saints! Glorious days sitting on the floor near the stage of the auditorium and being enraptured by the Lord! :) Yet shall we again be gathered to be before Jesus to ever love and praise him who has only given us a small taste of what will be when he brings us all home!
I was at Living Waters and the Lighthouse Ranch in the early 70's. My email is: email@example.com. Send me a line, any time! Radiance Music still, uh, "rocks" or whatever....
Dylan could never write anything near to "The Stone That The Builders Refused!" Won't even go in the other deficient details here -- what Paul has done [with what Radiance did] needs promotion, but accuracy above all! I was there, at the time, so I know....
A little background on Jackie Lomax *"No Reason"): he was a George Harrison protege at Apple, and made two or three albums in the early 70s, with one hit I recall: "Is This What You Want?" I heard him live in NYC warming up for Marc Bolan and T-Rex when they first made a splash in the early 70s. I'm pleased to see that at least one of his songs gets new life.
It was by Providence alone (the puritans translated providence as 'the hand of God in the glove of circumstance') that I met people from Sonoma Mtn Lighthouse and eventually His Name Ministries. I consider the 3 years I spent in Santa Rosa with these saints as the most influential years of my life that laid a strong foundation upon which I still stand. I married one of those sisters Terry Ginger) and 32 years later we look back on those days and those people with fondness. I try to travel to Santa Rosa every year to meet some of you. We live in British Columbia. Steve Hargrove visited us not long ago and I still have the cassettes from Radiance and Rock Salt. I would absolutely buy your CD when it gets produced. If anyone has photos of the early Festival of the Son near redwood city, a copy of that early slide show The Purpose and the Vision that Francis Anfuso produced and photos of His Namer's please forward them to me. Stojan Ninkovic ---- firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for the beautiful review.
"...if it breaks your heart into little pieces, then it will put them back together again." Well said.
OMG! This is flippin awesome!
It's great to hear that a lot of the music material has been preserved - thank you Paul! I recall attending a Festival of the Son between around '75-'77 at which Radiance recorded the music performances. Can't remember where it was, but we camped out. I had the great joy of playing there in a band from Santa Rosa called Rock Salt. We were all still learning back then that acoustic guitars weren't intrinsically holy and electric guitars weren't evil. We were semi-electric. I remember meeting Jim Durkin when he came to preach at our church in Santa Rosa (His Name Ministries) and brought some singers. I recognize a couple of the tunes in the article above.
Paul, if you release the Festival Material I'll buy it. Thanks again for preserving this
relatively unknown, but VERY influential stream of music. It would make a great documentary. Probably tons of photos floating around...
Alright all youse Jesus Freaks, I am outa here. Keep the faith,
The song is called "Fin". You should ask John about it, it's very interesting, and is also my favorite!
what is wrong with you bob??? why can't you get the real story NOW?>????? no free passes???
Reggae Rising is FLOUNDERING> Many unpaid debts. ill will in community. law enforcement contemplating NOT endorsing CUP for this year....dude! cover that!!
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