Political Attack Against The Empowerment Center Church

JANUARY 6, 2018 UPDATE: Here is an advanced copy of our defense being presented to Federal Court – Click here to read in it’s entirety. Carefully read this defense. The ramifications of the case brought against me and our Church, “The Empowerment Center Church” and ChurchFreedom.org constitute a true Constitutional crisis that will have far reaching effects for every Christian Church here in America. Pastors, Church Leaders…read this material and share it with your Elders and Senior Church Leadership. -END OF UPDATE.

On December 26, 2017 (the day after Christmas), a US Marshall served me with an official order issued by the District Court to appear on February 15, 2018 at 1:30pm, in the Russell Smith Courthouse in Missoula, Montana, for the purpose of showing cause why I should not be compelled to comply with the IRS summons served upon me from July 18, 2017. It is also further ordered that I shall file with the clerk of court any defense or opposition to the United States’ petition to enforce IRS summons by January 15, 2018. For complete disclosure, here is the entire order with all subsequent affidavits I was served by the representing US Marshall – click here to download and read.

In the affidavit, IRS agent William Young made false and misleading statements to the court in saying that though I did appear at the meeting with the IRS on August 1st, that I failed to produce any “meaningful testimony”. This is simply not true. The Testimony I gave has been made publicly available through our website here. During the testimony, the Lord commanded that I prepare a statement on behalf of the Church which was spoken in Agent Young’s presence which said,

The Lord holds The Internal Revenue Service in Contempt. Though you have been told on multiple occasions that The Empowerment Center is a Church and it’s office of Overseer is a legally recognized religious Corporation Sole, you have willfully decided to ignore the rule of law and instead are attempting to usurp authority over the Church in claiming that you have authority over the biblical tithes and offerings that solely belong to God himself as described in the foundation of the Christian faith which was founded thousands of years prior to the institution of this nations laws. Though The Establishment Clause of the Constitution of the United States acknowledges the Separation of Church and State, the State has willfully decided to violate the peace of this separation in favor of terrorizing outspoken Christian Leaders with threats of intimidation, blackmail, extortion, audit, potential imprisonment and even death. Therefore, the Lord commands and the United States Constitution allows for me to obey and express that not even a single holy article, holy paper(s), holy effect(s) or holy relics will be given from the Church to the State for any reasons whatsoever.

I greatly fear the Lord and in this situation he has spoken a word and has granted me victory.

This testimony was highly meaningful as during the course of the IRS’s investigation, we have on multiple occasions officially informed the IRS that The Empowerment Center is a bona fide Church and that it’s office of Overseer is a legally recognized religious Corporation Sole and that the information they are requesting is in violation of the Separation of Church and State. Instead of informing the court of these facts, he instead writes that we are a business charging ‘clients’ and investigating whether we organize and promote abusive tax shelters as well as aid or abets the understatement of another persons tax liability. Simply changing the words on his affidavit from me being a business charging clients to the truth that our Church is freely helping other bona fide Churches, would change the entire nature of this process. Here is our first letter given to the IRS stating these facts and here is the second – both of these letters and all IRS correspondence has been made publicly available through this website. We have physical proof through certified USPS delivery that the IRS has received both of these letters. Each was ignored.

Though we conduct regular weekly Church services which are both open to and made publicly available and have countless testimonies given by fellow believers through the works of the Holy Spirit through our ministry, even though our Church has conducted regular public street feeds here locally in Victor, Montana to improve our community (which have directly resulted in souls being saved and water baptism – such as this example here which has been made publicly available) or traveling across the nation ministering and baptizing a couple in Colorado here, or the fact that our Church has publicly stated that it freely makes available our Corporation Sole support to bona fide Christian leaders and Churches – to which we have audio testimonies from Pastors across the nation who have testified first hand that we have made our entire Corporation Sole support for their ministries available to them at no cost…or that we do not charge anyone for access to our ministries Corporation Sole book (which has been available on this website for free)….or the physical evidence of us traveling and speaking at Christian leadership gatherings and us offering to freely help each Church Pastor as no cost such as this video below (which was recorded 8 months and 16 days prior to getting our first official letter from the IRS – this is important because they admit watching this sermon in their affidavit)

Each of these facts and each letter we have sent to the Government where we have claimed to be a Church have been flatly ignored by the State. Even the fact that each Church and subsequent Corporation Sole that is filed here in Montana, the Secretary of State through Montana keeps a record in each file of each Corporation Sole’s Church Establishment Affidavit! Here in Montana, they keep a record of these affidavits on file and are necessary for the State to fully approve each Churches Corporation Sole – these Church Establishment Affidavits are signed under the penalties of perjury and example of one is our own affidavit which is located here – (which has also been made publicly available on this website prior to any official correspondence from the Federal Government).

In violation of the IRS’ own protocol, there has been no official Church tax inquiry brought against either The Empowerment Center Church or it’s subsequent Corporation Sole’s. When attempting to audit any Church, the IRS has a formal protocol to follow which is described on their own website here. Even after notifying the IRS of their error and informing them that we are a Church, none of their own standard procedures for an official Church audit have been followed.

Instead, it was only after our Church was outspoken and published sermons such as this (dated June 1st 2015 prior to any date the Federal Government notified us) and other sermons against the State’s acceptance of same sex marriage, was I sent an official request by the IRS to hand over ALL documents related to the work of our Church and its subsequent Corporation Sole. This requested information includes Church members that have given holy tithes and offerings to the Church on behalf of the Lord. This is especially troubling after the IRS had vowed in 2014 through a lawsuit brought against them by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to audit all outspoken Churches – here is the evidence to back this claim.

For the IRS to make such a vow and to carry it out against us, this Church views this as an unprecedented attack and gross violation of the understanding of the Separation of Church and State against our both our Church as well as our nations Churches. If I were to comply, it would set an unprecedented legal precedence in common law for the Federal Government to target any outspoken Church here in America.

What the IRS has done in our situation is also unique. Instead of following their own Church audit procedures, they have instead opted to come directly after me Joshua Kenny-Greenwood as the Senior Pastor here at the Empowerment Center Church in order to gain access to our Churches sacred articles, holy paper(s), holy effect(s) and holy relics. Though we have been officially investigated for nearly a year and a half, no department of justice recommendations have been made for a grand jury indictment and no formal charges have been filed…just continued harassment of our Church and their request for all our sacred documents.


Through this court order, ‘The State’ has now put the Church in the impossible position of attempting to defend it’s integrity through the biased Judicial Branch of Government, which on June 27th, 2015, violated the separation of Church and State when it ruled through the United States Supreme Court in favor of redefining the very concept of marriage to lawfully accept homosexual marriage. It says in 1st Corinthians 13:7 that, “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth”. True justice is based on love and truth. Yet, the ruling through the Judicial Branch of the Government (by the original leading of the Executive Branch and former Obama Administration) is in complete opposition to the truth and this Churches established religious beliefs as well as the Christian religion as a whole. For the very author that wrote that love delights in the truth, also wrote in 1st Corinthians 6:9 which says, “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men”. If the US Supreme Court has lost it’s understanding of love and truth, unless it repents and turns from this wickedness, what hope does any Church have in defending its righteous integrity? It was only after our Churches outspoken criticism of the Government was our Church and it’s legally recognized religious Corporation Sole officially targeted by Federal Officials. The Church also has both legitimate and significant concerns related to this entire matter as there is no difference between the State requesting to audit sermons from outspoken Pastors speaking in opposition to gay gender rights or same sex marriage like we have seen attempted in various states like Huston Texas, Iowa or Idaho…and the State in this instance requesting all of our Churches Holy private articles, papers and effects through this process brought forth by the Federal Government here in Montana.

This is in addition to new documents that show the IRS uses donor lists (such as a list of tithing members of our Church) which the IRS seeks to obtain in order to target audits. This is VERY IMPORTANT due to the fact that the IRS has admitted in their affidavit (page 10) to the District Court to obtaining from ‘other sources’, our Churches, ‘bank records and PayPal account records’ for “The Empowerment Center”. This is both unconstitutional and highly concerning considering that no affidavits of injured party that have been filed nor official warrants been issued against either me nor The Empowerment Center Church (see both 1st, 4th and 5th Amendments to the Constitution and Sherar v. Cullen, 481 F.945. which says, “A Crime CANNOT Exist where there is no injured party”). Our Church has the reasonable suspicion and belief that the IRS has obtained these records unconstitutionally and illegally. This belief is based on news articles such as but not limited too, reporters Jennifer Granick and Christopher Jon Sprigman, contributing reporters for Forbes, that wrote the bombshell article, “NSA, DEA, IRS Lie About Fact That Americans Are Routinely Spied On By Our Government: Time For A Special Prosecutor” here is proof and renowned Judge Napolitano who claims that the IRS uses illegal NSA data collection during the course of their investigations and have been advised by The Department of Justice to lie about their collection methods – click here for video evidence. There are more examples to use as well, such as how Federal Officials within the FBI and other agencies routinely lie in order to perpetuate their biased political agenda (such as former FBI Deputy Director McCabe’s texts Reveal an “Insurance Policy” To Prevent Trump Presidency – click here for evidence).

This court order for our Church records could also not come at a more important time as President Donald Trump has made both an executive order limiting the IRS in investigating outspoken Churches here and the very important campaign promise that he gave evangelical Christian leaders in which he made a vow to repeal the Johnson Amendment and set America’s Churches free. Here is the video proof of him making this vow:

When the Tax Bill was passed only a few short weeks ago, the provision to repeal the Johnson Amendment was dropped from the final portion of the bill – leaving the Johnson Amendment in place and breaking one of his primary promises to the Church which directly lead to exceptional turn out with evangelical voters. This broken promise to repeal the Johnson Amendment is critical to our ministry because one of the major features that makes the Corporation Sole so unique… unlike every other form of a Church organizing itself today under our current tax laws, is that a Church that has a Corporation Sole stands out because in order to first organize a Corporation Sole (which is nothing more than an incorporation of a title or office held within a Church), a Church under 26 USC 508c1a must ALREADY be established – which is done so through the Church Establishment Affidavit here. This creates a jurisdictional difference between the Church itself and its financial holdings entity which is the Corporation Sole. Therefore, when a pastor preaches on Sunday morning, he/she is not preaching from the power and authority of his 501c3 Corporation Sole (the Churches bank account), but rather, he/she is preaching from the power and authority of BOTH the Holyspirit and their unincorporated Church affidavit that is organized under 26 U.S. Code § 508(c)(1)(a). Currently, under the United States tax code, there is no other viable method for a Church to organize itself financially and NOT have the entire Church itself be subjected to restrictive Johnson Amendment’s 501c3 laws. This is apart of what makes our work here at The Empowerment Center Church and ChurchFreedom.org so critically important to America’s Churches and our collective religious freedom.

In light of the gravity of each offense from the State of Montana, Oregon and the Federal Government’s attempt to harass our Church and the State’s position on matters of same sex marriage and the continued terrorizing of America’s Pastors, our case is a matter of the upmost importance to our functioning republic…that is supposed to truly have a separation between Church and State. In this matter, the State is attempting to usurp authority over the Church and the tithes and offerings that have been given to the Church that solely belong to the Lord alone. In this, the Lord will not yield his position he has commanded our Church to make in regards to this matter.


Everything we have done has been done in love (against such things, there is no law against – Galatians 5:22-23). We have no advocate yet except that of the Holy Spirit himself that has been defending us. Because we live 100% on faith and have done so for years and have made donations optional and not required here at ChurchFreedom.org to help other Churches, very little financial support comes to our ministry. Currently, we have been homeless for six months living in an RV given to us by a fellow Christian brother on a neighbors property. I am making this public appeal to every Christian here in America: SUPPORT US! Our cause is righteous and we need any help that is Holy Spirit led. Keep us lifted up in prayer as I go into prayer and seek the Lord for what steps should be taken next… The Lord gave me a word before this season started and said, “You are protected, set apart, every need is met and I have granted you victory”. When I asked him for financial assistance, he spoke and said, “The gold coin cannot save you, only I can” and “Trust me”. Therefore, I am standing upon these words and in the confidence that the Lord is and will be making his ways known to the people of this nation and Earth through this ministry work being done here. I speak protection over these words in the mighty name of Jesus, Lord bring confusion into the camp of the enemy and bind every satanic unholy spirit led motive.

For those that would like to contact me privately, you may do so by using the Signal messenger here with my personal number of 541-639-5689. Please use signal messenger as no other form of communications that is private will be accepted.



Joshua Kenny-Greenwood

Acting under the Authority as Sr. Pastor of The Empowerment Center Church and ChurchFreedom.org and SoundCloud.com/ChurchFreedom and not under the authority as The Empowerment Center Church Overseer.


Here are some helpful links to back up every assertion made in this post:

  1. The IRS vows to audit outspoken Churches.
  2. New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audits.
  3. NSA, DEA, IRS Lie About the Fact That Americans Are Routinely Spied On By Our Government: Time For A Special Prosecutor.
  4. Video of Judge Napolitano: NSA Data Used By IRS.
  5. Proof of the State of Montana harassing and lying in regards to the status of our Churches Corporation Sole.
  6. Physical proof of the State of Oregon politically attacking our Church and Corporation Sole Status.
  7. Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.
  8. Houston’s Pastors Outraged After City Subpoenas Sermons Over Transgender Bill.
  9. Idaho city’s ordinance tells pastors to marry gays or go to jail.
  11. FBI Deputy Director McCabe’s texts Reveal an “Insurance Policy” To Prevent Trump Presidency.
  12. Proof of the artificial machine intelligence known as AQUAINT from famed NSA reporter James Bramford.
  13. Proof of REGIN’s existence.
  14. Proof of PRISM and XKEYSCORE.
  15. Proof of project Skynet.
  16. Proof of project BABEL.
  17. Proof of project ALADIN.

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