Fed’s have engaged The Empowerment Center – Here is our official reply

On Wednesday February 17, 2016 I have been formally requested by Kristin B. Emminger, a Special Agent of the IRS’s ‘Special Enforcement Program’ to hand over all records, books of account, journals, ledgers, contracts, purchase and expense invoices, paid bills, receipts, bartering records, bank statements, cancelled checks, checking accounts, savings accounts and more from our Church, The Empowerment Center and from our Corporation Sole, The Empowerment Center Overseer and Successors a Corporation Sole. The Lord has commanded me NOT to comply with this order. There comes a time in our nations history when even a lone Church must stand up to the darkness and injustice of this land. The Holy Spirit speaks truth that this focus of attention to The Empowerment Center and the Corporation Sole is due to the outspoken nature of our Church in an attempt to silence and destroy the work being done here by our ministry. Photo evidence will be provided below showing their specific interest in our Church and the Corporation Sole. Make no mistake, this attack is not just against us, but every Church we represent here in America. This is not a little thing. I cannot speak for anyone else or any other Church, but in this engagement, I will stand strong and courageous, I will serve the Lord and obey his commands. I have inquired of the Lord and this is our official letter of response being sent today to the Federal Government by the prompting of The Holy Spirit:

Date: February 19, 2016

Kristin B. Emminger, C.P.A.
Internal Revenue Agent Special Enforcement Program
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
M/S 0121 KB EMMINGER
1220 SW Third, G044

Portland, Oregon 97204-2825

Dear Ms. Emminger,

The term, “Separation of Church and State” is a phrase originally used by Thomas Jefferson and others expressing an understanding of the intent and function of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This is to mean that the Church cannot create nor enforce internal Church doctrinal laws that directly affect the sovereignty and functionality of the established Three Branches of Government nor can the Government create laws that directly affect the sovereignty and functionality of the private affairs of the Church.

Yet, your request to see all business records, books of account, journals, ledgers, contracts, purchase and expense invoices, paid bills, receipts, bartering records, bank statements, cancelled checks, checking accounts, savings accounts and more from our Church, The Empowerment Center and from the office of the Overseer position (a legally recognized Corporation Sole) is in direct constitutional violation of this understanding of the Establishment Clause.

You believe that our Church receives income from setting up and registering Corporation Soles when in fact our Churches office of the Corporation Sole (which The Empowerment Center Overseer and Successor, a Corporation Sole – which is the sole registered agent for all Oregon based Corporation Soles registered by our Church and not by me, Joshua Greenwood) receives no income but rather freely registers Corporation Soles on behalf of legitimate bona fide Churches. Those bona fide Churches that are approved through our Church application process here: www.ChurchFreedom.org/apply and have digitally signed and accepted our Terms of Use agreement here: www.ChurchFreedom.org/terms-of-use are only those accepted for the Office of The Empowerment Center Overseer to represent as a registered agent in the State or Oregon and Montana. Whatever provision freely given to us by those Churches we freely help is not considered income but rather a religious item donation in the form of Tithes and offerings. Unless the Church has been granted the equal jurisdictional authority to request for audit all business records, books of account, journals, ledgers, contracts, purchase and expense invoices, paid bills, receipts, bartering records, bank statements, cancelled checks, checking accounts, savings accounts and more from The Department of the Treasury, The Legislative Branch, The Judicial Branch or the Executive Branch of our Government, then our Church views your request to see all related materials requested as an egregious violation of Constitutional rule of law and a violation of the separation of Church and State – with the State having significantly encroached on the sovereignty of the Church and it’s religious office of the Corporation Sole. In this request given by you through the Department of the Treasury, our Church WILL NOT COMPLY. As acting Sr. Pastor of The Empowerment Center Church, it’s subsequent Corporation Sole, The Empowerment Center Overseer and Successors, a Corporation Sole and with the full agreement of the congregant body of believers and members of the Church, we are denying the Governments request to provide any and all information you have requested.

Furthermore, it has also been brought to public attention that the IRS has recently vowed to audit any and all outspoken Churches (see proof: http://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2014/09/02/atheist-lawsuit-results-in-irs-promise-to-audit-churches). Our Church views your audit request primarily concerning related matters to the establishment of bona fide Churches and their subsequent Corporation Soles as a direct attack on the outspoken nature of our Church and its influence on matters related to public interest. In fact, one of the very first laws to be passed by newly appointed Oregon Governor Kate Brown was directing Senator Betsy Johnson to introduce SB77 calling for the repeal of the Oregon Corporation Sole statute. This was directly related to the ministry work of our Church. In fact, when I travelled to the Oregon State capitol in Salem to meet with Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett to address the blatant lies of the Director of the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division Peter Threlkel when he spoke during senate testimony, Mr. Threlkel lied and said,

“Of the 270 active Corporation Soles registered with the Secretary of State Corporation Division 175 (65%) have been filed in the last two years by tax scheme promoters as tax avoidance packages costing victims hundreds or thousands of dollars. Promoters frequently claim that people who form and transfer all their assets into a Corporation Sole are exempt from all taxes. In some cases, promoters market frivolous claims that the Corporation Sole exempts the person from federal State and local laws as well.” 

I went to Senator Whitsett to convey to him that this statement was a lie, as our Church is the primary party responsible for these newly registered Oregon Corporation Soles and that we are NOT tax scheme promoters nor selling ‘tax avoidance packages’ that cost ‘victims’ hundreds or thousands of dollars nor do we claim or suggest to any individuals that a Corporation Sole is to be used for transferring assets for the purpose of avoiding lawful taxes owed to Federal, State and Local authorities. Senator Whitsett, while a fellow pastor was present with me, laughed at the suggestion of Director Threlkel lying to the Senate and joked about how someone lying under oath in an Oregon Senate committee meeting was commonplace! Therefor, with the appointment of the nations first openly bi-sexual pro-LGBT governor that makes her first political business to repeal the very work of our Church (as the Corporation Sole law was swiftly repealed on June 8th, 2015) and now an egregious request by the Federal Government, through your office of the IRS’s special enforcement program (which is primarily used to gather evidence in the pursuit of a criminal indictment) to audit the private and confidential workings of The Empowerment Center Church, we view this as an attack against the Christian Church, the expression of our religious freedom, our religious rights to privacy and an attack on the very principles of the separation of Church and State.

The Lord rebukes this violation of protocol and continued acts of injustice brought on at the behalf of the Government and IRS harassing both ministers and Churches throughout America. He reveals truth when he shows me that it is your intentions to pursue false charges against both the Church and me in an attempt to destroy the works he has established here. He reveals truth that those that follow you will even try to convince those closest to me that I am somebody that I am not in an attempt to destroy my character and integrity. Nothing, absolutely NOTHING has been hidden from him seeing into the motivation and heart of this! I walk by faith and I have asked him regarding this situation and he has told me that he is with me and has commanded the Church to not comply with your requests. As I live 100% on faith from whatever provision the Church provides and have done so for years, the request you have submitted on behalf of the Federal Government is denied based on the counsel of the Lord.

 

Sincerely,

Joshua Kenny-Greenwood
Acting under the Authority as Sr. Pastor of The Empowerment Center Church and ChurchFreedom.org and TestimonyToday.org and not under the authority as The Empowerment Center Church Overseer.

——-END OF LETTER—–

Here is photographic evidence that the intention of their hearts are laid bare for their interest in the Corporation Sole and The Empowerment Center:

Evidence Picture #1:

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and Evidence Picture #2:

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What does this mean for your Church? If you have not made the transition to Montana or if you have been using a different registered agent outside of us, you will want to immediately come underneath the covering of protection our Church is providing you. the instructions are made very clear here on ChurchFreedom.org how to do this. Because of the contention this letter and following actions taken will produce, there is an extreme likelihood no registered agent in America will want to represent a Corporation Sole based Church. However, we will continue to act in boldness in representing those remnant Churches here in America that still have faith. The Lord is with me and I fear him more than any Government of man. This pursuit to is meaningless and will not prevent the prophetic promise of calamity from coming to this nation.

Sincerely,

Joshua Kenny-Greenwood

As Sr. Pastor, The Empowerment Center Church

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Thursday Night Same Sex Marriage Pastors Nationwide Conference Call

There is a same sex marriage storm that is about to hit the Church here in America. The Government is manipulating current laws how Churches corporately organize themselves to further the gay agenda here in America and force traditional Churches to accept and perform same sex marriages. This Thursday evening, ChurchFreedom.org will be hosting a Nationwide Pastors conference call to address this matter and provide you as a Church leader with the necessary legal means to defend your Church against this satanic agenda. Please CLICK HERE TO SHARE this event with your Christian Friends on Facebook.

Here are the conference call details: 

Conference Time: Thursday October 8th at 5:00pm PST (8pm EST)
Conference #: 541-525-9473 (no PIN required)
Topic: Churches being forced to perform and accept same sex marriage. Steps to take in order to legally defend your Church against such actions. 

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Major Christian Victory – What the Hobby Lobby Victory Means for Christians Everywhere

With God, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. Luke 1:37

We cannot understate how vital and important the Supreme Court ruling and victory today for Hobby Lobby and the Alliance Defending Freedom was for the Body of Christ and Christians everywhere. This was a MONUMENTAL victory for the Body of Christ. Not only does this limit the Federal Government’s Authority to mandate rules that interfere with the religious freedoms of Christian business owners, this ruling opened the door to victory against Christianity’s greatest legal threat: Gender Laws.

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You see, in the last five years Gender Laws have increasingly become the greatest legal threat to both the Church as well as to Christian business owners. Gender Laws are considered the greatest legal threat because they attack the very core of what make us Christian! In Luke 10:27, Jesus stated, “He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

If we are to Love the Lord with all of our heart, soul and strength, then we must love his sacred institution of Marriage being between a man and a woman. We Righteous understand that the purpose of marriage was to produce Godly offspring (Malachi 2:13-15). Therefor, even at a practicable business level, our religious freedom’s MUST be protected in a similar fashion.

Therefor, we need to make the EXACT SAME legal argument that Hobby Lobby made regarding these unconstitutional State and Federal Laws that prohibit Christian business owners and Churches from objecting to use their company or services to promote or facilitate anything that furthers an agenda that is contrary to the Lord’s Righteousness. We should never be forced to violate our constitutionally protected right to religious freedom of expression.

THIS VICTORIOUS RULING COULD NOT HAVE COME AT A BETTER TIME

With the United Methodist Church already falling victim to Gender Laws (they had a Lesbian couple that demanded to be married within a Church of theirs in New Jersey. The Church refused, was sued in court under the jurisdiction of New Jerseys Gender Law and the Church LOST in court) to a millionaire Gay couple from England suing to force the Church to perform a Gay wedding, it has not been the Churches finest legal hour.

With today’s ruling, Christians everywhere will have a chance to actually fight back against these satanic and highly restrictive laws by claiming that they violate their constitutionally protected religious freedoms. Just like Hobby Lobby did…and won.

Praise the Lord for victory!

Millionaire Gay Couple Sues to Force Church Wedding

Barrie and Tony Drewitt-BarlowIn another salvo being launched against the Christian Church, Millionaire gay couple the Drewitt-Barlows have confirmed they have launched a legal challenge against a Churches right to opt out of gay weddings.

In fresh comments published by the Chelmsford Weekly News in the U.K. today, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow said legal action had started.

“We’ve launched a challenge to the government’s decision to allow some religious groups to opt out of marrying same-sex couples,” he said.

“We feel we have the right as parishioners in our village to utilize the church we attend to get married.

“It is no reflection on our local church, who have been nothing but supportive towards us. We understand their hands are tied by a higher group of people within the church.”

Earlier this month, Drewitt-Barlow said he and his civil partner, Tony, would go to court to force gay weddings on churches.

He said at the time, “The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church.

“It is a shame that we are forced to take Christians into a court to get them to recognize us.”

GENDER LAWS ARE THE SINGLE GREATEST THREAT TO THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow are exploiting a principle from the Churches current greatest weakness: Corporate Anti-Discriminitory Gender Identity Laws. Regardless if this couple is from England, Gender laws here in the United States have effectively outlawed Churches from discriminating against LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered and Questioning) individuals in any way shape or form. These laws are meant to legally force the Church to change it’s doctrinal stance on homosexuality or face severe legal repercussions.

These repercussions can include:

#1: Formal Civil Rights Complaints.

#2: Civil Action Against Your Church.

#3: Fines, Penalties and Potential Imprisonment.

#4: Forced Homosexual Sensitivity Training.

#5: Being Found Guilty of Committing a Hate Crime.

THIS IS NOT A FUTURE LEGAL FIGHT, IT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

As a Pastor, you might be unaware that here in America, Gender Laws have already started having a dramatic legal effect on the Church. In fact, recently in New Jersey, the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights issued a complaint against the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association of the United Methodist Church for not allowing a “civil union” ceremony at their worship pavilion for people practicing homosexual behavior. This was another major victory for ‘Gender Identity Laws”.

Also, just like the Government is now sentencing Christian business owners into forced homosexual sensitivity training, we believe it is only a matter of time that Christian Pastors will also be subjected to this sort of harassment for our doctrinal stance in the defense of the sanctity of Marriage being between a man and a woman (as our Lord intended).

More than ever before, it’s imperative that Churches begin to isolate their 501c3 and incorporated status exposure through the proper use of both a Statutory Declaration Affidavit and a Corporation Sole. Most Churches are unaware that if they are either fully incorporated or have a bank account (to receive tithes and donations) that they are fully underneath the jurisdiction of both 501c3 and gender law restrictions.

What Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow will succeed in doing, is inspire other homosexual couples here in the United States to begin forcing Churches to perform Gay wedding ceremonies through similar litigation (under the jurisdiction of our current Gender Laws).  Churches that loose these legal fights will be forced to perform and recognize Gay marriage or risk every tax exempt benefit they have being erased (among other possible repercussions as mentioned above).

Can you begin to see why we minister that these laws are apart of the biggest legal threats facing the modern Church?

Here at ChurchFreedom.org, we freely help fellow Christian Churches (through both love and mutual edification) significantly reduce their potential liability to current Gender Laws and 501c3 restrictions. Use any of the links below to find out more and get started with positioning your Church to be FREE from these highly invasive and restrictive laws:

  • If you would like to understand the benefits a free church and Corporation Sole can bring your ministry click here.
  • If you would like to understand the History of the Corporation Sole click here.
  • If you would like to understand the Corporation Sole click here.
  • If you would like to understand what a Statutory Declaration of Church Establishment Affidavit is and how it can free your Church from 501c3 and bring your Church under the better jurisdiction of 508c1a click here.
  • If you would like any question you have answered about the Corporation Sole click here.
  • To reach out and contact us, please click here.

Sincerely,

Joshua Kenny-Greenwood

Overseer, The Empowerment Center and ChurchFreedom.org

Our Vision and Motivation

With God, NOTHING is impossible.
It is imperative that we report to the Body of Christ a list of the historic accomplishments that The Lord is performing right now. Including a list of our goals and everything we need to accomplish this incredible assignment. We give Christ Jesus 100% credit for everything.First, let’s report on the accomplishments being made here at ChurchFreedom.org:*History in the making: History was made on May 24th, 2014 in Los Angeles California with ChurchFreedom.org’s first ever live, “Empower Your Ministry” event. Nearly 50+ interdenominational Church Leaders stood together in complete unity to take a stand for Church Freedom and Religious Freedom of Speech (this is historic, because anyone preaching for years knows first hand how immensely difficult it is to get interdenominational Pastors under the same roof for anything). The Spirit of Revival swept the room and the Pastors were praising the Lord, singing together, praying together and for the first time, in my lifetime, I witnessed us (regardless of denominational affiliation) everyone standing in one accord with one another. Absolutely no Church Leader left that event without us freely blessing them with our complete Corporation Sole support. Those Churches now have the opportunity to free themselves from both 501c3’s political restrictions but also newly introduced (and highly restrictive) Gender laws that currently threaten the doctrines of the Church. From that event, God is now opening doors for holding Empower Your Ministry Events in Texas, Hawaii, Colorado and Central Oregon.

*Relationships and Mobilization: In the last 12 months, we’ve developed relationships with nearly 26,000+ Churches and Pastors. Of which, we’ve helped nearly 1,957 Churches across America free themselves from 501c3 and Gender Law restrictions. These 1,957 Churches are coming together in perfect unity based on our collective love for Christ and mutual edification. Each Church that stands with ChurchFreedom.org agrees to a simple set of principles: That we collectively develop and maintain relationships with one another and agree to mobilize at a moments notice for each other. This means, if their Church needs us to mobilize for them and stand in the gap for whatever need they have, that we will be there for them. In return, their Church also agrees to mobilize and stand with us as well. By us having each other’s backs, we can accomplish ANYTHING. Once a Church is apart of our network, we coordinate our messages with local leaders in your area for maximum effectiveness (political or otherwise). Each Church (regardless of their denominational affiliation) agrees that if it is within their power or authority to help a fellow Church in the collective, that they will and visa versa, all through love and mutual edification.

*Infrastructure: More than ever it is imperative that Churches have a rock solid legal and technological infrastructure. To that end, we at ChurchFreedom.org are providing every Church and Christian Leader with access to our complete Church Freedom and Corporation Sole support (which includes us voluntarily legally representing their Churches Corporation Sole here in Oregon at no cost to the Church). In addition, through the generous support of our Corporate Sponsors, we have secured the ability to reach nearly every single opted-in registered voter here in America through electronic mail. We have also been granted incredible favor with top Internet web designer and marketing expert Jonathan King from Topratedsellerdomination.com to give our Pastors that sign up through ChurchFreedom.org exclusive access to his $497 advance Internet training series at no cost whatsoever. This will freely teach Pastors how to build websites, master search engine optimization, how to build opt-in forms on their websites, donation buttons, how to master social media and much much more. With our partners, we are providing Churches and leaders with the most state of the art infrastructure to date. We are also currently working to provide our Pastors with an encrypted and secure communications network. We are working with TOP Christian private security experts to make sure that our collective private communications between leaders in the Body of Christ are kept just that: private and confidential. We will also provide ongoing training and support for Pastors for anything they might have a need with. Through love and mutual edification, we are able to freely provide this to the Body of Christ.

Here is a List of Our Goals and our Motivation:

It’s important that you know what we’re fighting for here at ChurchFreedom.org. We are solely motivated in raising up and protecting Gods people. You see, there is a sleeping giant here in America and its name is: The Church. It’s time we stood together, put aside our differences and focus on the common threat: Which is 501c3 and recently introduced Gender Laws. Here is our plans:

*Live Church Freedom “Empower Your Ministry Events”: One of our main goals is to hold a series of LIVE, “Empower Your Ministry” events in every State across America.  We’re going to freely give each Holy Spirit led Church that attends these events access to our complete infrastructure and Corporation Sole support. Each Church we help will isolate their 501c3 status to the limited office of the Corporation Sole within their Church. Meaning, the Church itself will become immune to both 501c3 and Gender Law restrictions. Thus bringing incredible freedom back to the Church (a freedom it currently does not have without our Corporation Sole support). Without our support, most Churches will soon fall victim to the harsh realities and penalties of these recently introduced Gender Laws. With our support, they will enjoy all the benefits the Corporation Sole brings their ministry.

*Unity in the Body of Christ: Each Church that participates must agree to a simple principle: To love and mutually edify one another. That as EACH Church, Leader or member has a need, if it is within our collective authority (of the thousands of Churches already in our association), we will give to you regardless of your denominational affiliation. As Churches, we will support each other through absolute love and mutual edification. Now our goal is to bring the entire Body of Christ that is willing to stand together with us the same benefits, resources and strategic infrastructure.

*Mobilize: As a collection of free Churches across America, we need the ability to mobilize our congregations and communities at a moments notice. If there is important legislation that will affect the safety, security or integrity of Christian interests or values and we need 300+ Christians to gather in State Capitals around the country, then we are going to put out the call to your Church to stand with us. As we do this, we will coordinate clear instructions for Churches on exactly how to approach lawmakers. Our message to the Government is simple: The Christian Church is here to love and mutually edify the State. That as the State has a need and it’s within our authority to help as the Church, that we will! But this also needs to go both ways for the State as well. That as the Church has a need, if it’s within the State’s ability to help us, that they will be there for us as well. If we work together, then nothing will be impossible for us accomplish together. If lawmakers ignore us and try to impose restrictions on Christians and Churches, then we will unite, combine our vast resources of registered voters and use this wonderful Republic’s constitutional democratic process to our full advantage.

*An END to 501c3 and Gender Law Restrictions: Our goal is to unilaterally END 501c3 through either having it ruled unconstitutional or have it repealed by Congress. No religion should compromise its message nor its ability to have an impact on society for the conditional benefit of tax exemption. We would also see that Christian Churches and Business owners are protected from newly introduced and highly restrictive Gender Laws. These laws pose a clear and present danger to the integrity of the Church and they must be ended NOW. In addition, we seek to end what we feel is the unconstitutional authority Congress has given the IRS’s to conduct official Church inquiries and Church audits. We also seek an end to the 14-point standard test that the IRS conducts against Churches when conducting an official Church inquiry.

*It’s time to get our house ready for the Great Revival: It’s time for righteousness and Godly order to be brought back into the Church. That we lift up leaders that have a heart of love and spiritual maturity that is reflective of 1st Timothy 3:1-13. Churches where the Holy Spirit flows freely with evidence in love, miracles, signs, wonders, healings, wisdom, knowledge, prophecy, discerning of spirits, faith, speaking in tongues and interpreting of tongues. That we have Churches so full of Holy Spirit anointing, that super natural healings and miracles are a daily experience. God is separating his saints from the fakers. Those ‘seeker friendly’ Churches that have a form of Godliness but deny it’s power will be isolated and the people will testify about the great works of the Lord through the Churches that obeyed him and stood up for love and Righteousness. Every Church we help here at ChurchFreedom.org is another Church that will be apart of those that usher in the Great Revival of the Lord (the end time harvest). No more games with boards of trustee’s, no more adultery non-sense from Pastors that break faith with their spouses and go back on TV to preach, no more manipulation or injustice or a spirit of religion that has poisoned the Church. No, in this hour, the Body of Christ is being set apart and protected and all of our needs will be met for the coming time of hardship that is about to happen in this world.

Here is Everything We Need to Help Accomplish Our Goals:

Our mission is one of a critical nature. The Lord commanded that time was of the essence, so we are reaching out to the Body of Christ for some bare essential resources that we need in order for us to help accomplish our collective assignment. Currently, he is calling us to travel the country in order to hold more LIVE Church Freedom, “Empower Your Ministry” events. He showed us that there was a spirit of Revival and Boldness that he wants imparted to the Pastors attending these events. Therefor, we are seeking favor for the following items, positions and resources we need to accomplish our task with.

  • We need more prayer warriors that will lift up our vision here at The Empowerment Center and ChurchFreedom.org. We need you saints to pray and lift us up for protection, favor, wisdom to carry out the favor, divine connections, resources, that we would be set apart and that every need we have would continue to be met.
  • We need more Empower Your Ministry Events. We need to hold live events, conference calls, webinars and more to spread the word about Church Freedom as soon as possible.
  • Wi-fi (wireless internet) connection for our events (keep us lifted up for this).
  • Airline Flight tickets to each Church Freedom Event.
  • Driving accommodations from the airport to the hotel (we do not care, if a local Pastor picks us up).
  • Hotel accommodations (we are welcome to stay in the Pastors home to save money if need be).
  • Food expenses taken care of.
  • Venues (either a Church facility or room at a neutral location – such as a convention center) to hold the Empower Your Ministry event.
  • Projector for the event (that connects with the sound equipment).
  • Microphone for the event (that connects with sound equipment)
  • Sound equipment (that syncs up with the music, microphone and everything).
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Sign in Sheet.
  • Place Cards for donations.
  • We need stationary (such as business cards, posters, flyers, new cover for our book and etc).
  • Food and Beverages for the attending Church Leaders.
  • Volunteers to help spread the flyers to local area Churches or invite other Pastors through word of mouth.
  • Proper instructions for anyone wanting to come to the event (ushers, driving directions and more). Signs out front in the parking lot, people directing everyone to come into the right place and etc.
  • We need an offering (since we’re giving everything we have away for nothing more than love and mutual edification) Romans 14:19.
  • Third person Cameraperson to take both video testimonials and get Pastors to talk about interdenominational unity in the Body of Christ. How it’s important that we all come together.
  • Funds to help pay for a MacBook Air.
  • The title to Fortress of Peace here in Sun River Oregon (our current Head Quarters and place of refuge for other Christians that will live and serve here during the coming time of hardship).
  • The Yearly Expenses for the operations of the Church paid in advance. This can include website and marketing expenses. Currently, in order to meet our goals out budget needs to be in the range of $180,000 a year (this includes operating an encrypted and secured internet communications relay between the Church leaders).
  • Video editors and volunteers that are well versed in adobe Aftereffects and video editing.
  • Social media experts that can help us manage our list of 26,000 Pastors, 35,000+ Fans on Facebook, our YouTube page and 18,000 followers on twitter on a daily basis.
  • Branding experts that can come in and help us craft our message in the most appealing way possible to maximize our results.
  • Experienced Pastors that can help give wisdom and guidance to newer struggling ministries.
  • Volunteer copywriters that can report news that directly relates to Christian interests on our website ChurchFreedom.org

I pray that as you read this, the Lord would grant you blessings and favor, and that you would help mutually edify us in the support of Church Freedom and religious freedom of speech.

Here are two ways you mutually edify us:

If you would like to mutually edify us and gain access to our entire infrastructure (which includes our complete Corporation Sole support and internet marketing knowledgebase infrastructure) then please CLICK HERE.

If you would rather make a financial donation, then please click here.

If you would like to understand the benefits a free church and Corporation Sole can bring your ministry click here.
If you would like to understand the History of the Corporation Sole click here.
If you would like to understand the Corporation Sole click here.
If you would like to understand what a Statutory Declaration of Church Establishment Affidavit is and how it can free your Church from 501c3 and bring your Church under the better jurisdiction of 508c1a click here.
If you would like any question you have answered about the Corporation Sole click here.
To reach out and contact us, please click here.

Sincerely,

Joshua Kenny-Greenwood
Overseer, The Empowerment Center

Empower Your Ministry

SCENES FROM OUR LATEST, “EMPOWER YOUR MINISTRY ” EVENT:

Joshua and Overseer Thomas Clark of Spirit of Truth Ministries

Joshua and Overseer Thomas Clark of Spirit of Truth Ministries

I would like to personally thank brother Thomas Clark of Spirit of Truth Ministry for helping to organize this breakthrough event. I have never been privileged to personally witness so many inter-denominational Church leaders gathered in one place at same time like this. Folks that have been Pastoring can testify to this. If there is one thing that unites the Body of Christ, it’s our willingness to be set FREE from the oppression of any Government.

Every single Pastor gathered there was in full agreement with the message. The Holy Spirit anointing FLOWED and we give him 100% credit that every single Pastor was able to listen gain the knowledge necessary to change their 501c3 status with the help of the Corporation Sole. If you’re a Leader in the Body of Christ and your looking to help set the Church FREE from 501c3 and raise up the next generation of leaders for the Body of Christ, then we would would like to hold this breakout event at your Church!

Please fill out the form below!

501c3 Alternatives for Churches

It is critical for Pastors and Christian leaders to understand that there ARE legal alternatives to establishing your Church through the traditional 501c3 route. Its called, The Corporation Sole. It is the single greatest way a Church can FREE itself from both 501c3 restrictions and Gender Identity Laws. In fact, the benefits the Corporation Sole can bring to your ministry are nearly limitless. Listen to our audio below and you’ll discover WHY the Corporation Sole will set your ministry free, just like it set ours free here at The Empowerment Center!

By, The Empowerment Center and ChurchFreedom.org Google

Can Churches Influence Politics?

Only if they have been properly established with a Statutory Declaration of Church Establishment Affidavit and a Corporation Sole! If you have a calling on your life to serve in the Body of Christ, I want you to apply below using our application form and let us help establish or reorganize your ministry with a Corporation Sole at absolutely no cost whatsoever (we only accept the payment of love and mutual edification here at The Empowerment Center Church 1st John 3:17, Romans 14:19 and Acts 2:42-47).

Your Christian Freedoms are GONE. (URGENT)

When Arizona Governor Jane Brewer vetoed SB 1062 (AKA: The Religious Freedom Bill) it dealt a SIGNIFICANT AND DEVASTATING blow to Christians and Churches Nationwide. Listed to the audio below and learn why the veto of this law is about to alter the face of Christianity in this country forever.

Sincerely, By Joshua Kenny-Greenwood, Overseer of The Empowerment Center Church Google

THE DEATH BLOW TO 501C3

Between the IRS targeting evangelical groups, President Obama announcing a national Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered Pride Month, Pastors losing their housing salary allowance, Christian businesses being shuttered due to their beliefs and democrats introducing legislation that forces Christian Churches to officiate Gay Marriage, this has NOT been a great season for Christians across this country.

BUT, THAT IS ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE.

What is our saving grace? It’s called, The Corporation Sole. In this article, I will break down 501c3 line-by-line and show you how Christians with the proper use of a Corporation Sole can begin to instantly TAKE BACK their Godly authority here in America. First, let me explain how current 501c3 laws restrict Churches from influencing Government policy. It has to deal with the specific way the law was written. 501c3 states,

“Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition (but only if no part of its activities involve the provision of athletic facilities or equipment), or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided in subsection (h)), and which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.” from gpo.gov here.

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

Notice that the 501c3 law ONLY has jurisdiction over, ‘Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundations’ being used by religious organizations and that the word ‘Church’ is mysteriously absent from this list? In fact, the word Church doesn’t even come up in the law itself! If Churches are automatically considered tax exempted pursuant to 26 USC 508(c)(1)(a) and not required to have a 501c3 status then how in the world are Churches STILL CONSIDERED under the law of 501c3 even without them seeking any official recognition of their 501c3 status?! The answer deals with HOW Churches incorporate and set up their banking to receive donations. Currently, 99% of ALL Churches in the United States incorporate themselves in order to open up a bank account to accept and receive donations from congregation members. In fact, without being incorporated, it is near impossible for a Church to open a bank account. As soon as the Church organizes itself and it’s Pastor sits down with a banking representative, the bank rep is going to ask the Church for proof of both it’s state registered articles of incorporation and it’s IRS registered “EIN” number. The bank WILL NOT allow the Church to open up an account without these two items. This is why 99% of Churches incorporate when organizing themselves! As soon as the Church incorporates, it now falls under the jurisdiction of 501c3, because remember that the very first sentence of 501c3 covers, “Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundations” (with emphasis on the word ‘corporation’). Even if the Church tries to get creative and institutes an unincorporated express or certified trust from either a CPA or Tax Attorney, since the name of trust is implicitly held in the name of the Church itself, the IRS will still counter that the Trust itself is a, “community chest, fund, or foundation” for use on behalf of a religious organization. This leaves almost no room for a Church to organize itself without coming under this completely satanic law.

HOW IS CORPORATION SOLE THE SAVING GRACE OF THE CHURCH?

Glad you asked! Here in America, its been unfortunate that tax scam peddlers encouraging individuals to not file lawful taxes owed to the Government have notoriously used the Corporation Sole for its unintended purposes. The Corporation Sole has also NOT been taught about in ANY (I repeat ANY) Bible College, University, Theology School and Law School here in America. In fact, the Corporation Sole is so grossly under taught here in America that as of today, I am still currently the only author in American history that has written and published the Book on the Corporation Sole and modern tax law. What makes the Corporation Sole so unique is that it is an incorporated office held WITHIN a Church and NOT the Church itself. This means, an unincorporated Church that is neither considered a Corporation, community chest, fund or foundation MUST be formed FIRST before you’re Church can incorporate a SOLE office position that holds all of the Churches finances. This means the Corporation Sole is neither your Church nor your ministry. It is only an individual office within the Church (typically an Overseer, Bishop, Pastor or Teacher) that incorporates their position for the banking purposes of the Church. Without getting as technical as my book does, the Corp Sole acts as the bank account on behalf of the Church while leaving the Church completely outside of 501c3’s jurisdiction.

Does this mean that the Corporation Sole is considered a 501c3 since it’s incorporated?

Yes, it does. However, with great emphasis: THE CHURCH and the Corporation Sole ARE TWO SEPARATE LEGAL CREATURES with TWO SEPARATE LEGAL JURISDICTIONS. Since the Corporation Sole is just an office held within the Church and not the Church itself, the Church itself becomes immune to the current 501c3 law. Again, my book HERE explains this in much greater detail.

HOW DOES THIS EXEMPT A CHURCH FROM 501C3?

We have found that the most lawful way to organize a Church before setting up it’s subsequent Corporation Sole is to establish it through a legal document called a, “Statutory Declaration of Church Establishment Affidavit”. This affidavit serves to lawfully DECLARE and FULFILL ALL 14 points to the IRS’s own definitions and standards to be considered a Church. You see, in order for a Church to meet the IRS’s 14-point standards for being considered a Church, a Church must meet the following conditions:

  1. Distinct legal existence
  2. Recognized creed and form of worship
  3. Definite and distinct ecclesiastical government
  4. Formal code of doctrine and discipline
  5. Distinct religious history
  6. Membership not associated with any other church or denomination
  7. Organization of ordained ministers
  8. Ordained ministers selected after completing prescribed courses of studies
  9. Literature of its own
  10. Established places of worship
  11. Regular congregations
  12. Regular religious services
  13. Sunday schools for religious instruction of the young
  14. Schools for preparation of its ministers

Our custom statutory declaration affidavit lawfully fulfills ALL of these various 14 points. In fact, one Federal criminal defense attorney called our affidavit a work of pure genius because it leaves no room for doubt that your Church has lawfully fulfilled ALL 14 points from the IRS’s own standards and literature. The language of this affidavit was carefully crafted over a period of 6 months just to make absolutely sure that it meets ALL of the IRS’s requirements. I cannot emphasis enough how absolutely critical it is for a Church to organize and manifest itself through this custom affidavit.

DOES A STATUTORY DECLARATION AFFIDAVIT HAVE LEGAL PRESEDENCE?

YES, YES and more YES!!! Blacks Law Dictionary defines a statutory declaration as,

Declaratory statute: One enacted for the purpose of removing doubts or putting an end to conflicting decisions in regard to what the law is in relation to a particular matter. It may either be expressive of the common law, 1 BI.Comm. 86; In re Ungaro’s Will, 88 N.J.Eq. 25, 1 02 A. 244, 246, or may declare what shall be taken to be the true meaning and intention of a previous statute, though in the latter case such enactments are more commonly called “expository statutes.” McMahon v. Maddox, Tex.Civ.App., 297 S.W. 3 10, 3 1 2 . A statute enacted to put an end to a doubt as to what is the common law, or the meaning of another statute, and which declares what it is and ever has been. Nelson v. Sandkamp, 227 Minn. 1 77, 34 N.W.2d 640, 642”

This means that a statutory declaration is meant to literally put and end to ANY doubts and end ANY conflicting decisions in regards to the IRS questioning the legal validity of your Churches distinct legal status. It is also important to note that ALL of the Christians and ministries that have applied for support here at The Empowerment Center and we have assisted are Churches that have a minimum of 4 congregation members who sign this affidavit under the penalties of perjury declaring that they have organized a legitimate Christian Church.

THE DEATH BLOW TO 501C3

You see, when a Church organizes itself under a statutory declaration affidavit, the affidavit (which is the Church itself) IS NOT considered a Corporation, Community Chest, Fund or Foundation! 501c3 ONLY has jurisdiction over those entities and NOT Churches that are formed and recognized by law through an affidavit. Since the Church’s subsequent Corporation Sole is nothing more than an isolated office held within the Church and not the Church itself, then when the Pastor preaches on Sunday morning he is not preaching from the power and authority of the Churches Corporation Sole (the bank account) but rather from the power and authority of both the Holyspirit and his lawful statutory declaration affidavit! It would be IMPOSSIBLE for the IRS to prove in a Federal Courtroom that this affidavit was either incorporated or was a financial vehicle to be used as a community chest fund or foundation. In this instance, they ONLY have jurisdiction over the Corporation Sole itself WHICH IS NEITHER THE CHURCH NOR THE MESSAGE BEING DELIVERED ON SUNDAY MORNING.

This specific method makes the Church itself completely immune to the 501c3 restrictions preventing a minister from being able to influence public policy and opens the doors for Christian Churches around this country to rise up and TAKE BACK this country from certain destruction. Can anyone with a straight face honestly say that our country is better off since 1969 with 501c3’s creation? We currently have a Christian divorce rate of 75%, our Christian morals are being completely eroded from this country and we have somehow managed to rack up over $127 TRILLION DOLLARS in Government unfunded liabilities! Suffice to say, the current system is NOT working, its broken and we as Christians are the solution. If we were not the solution then why does it say in Romans 8:20-21, “For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.” The Children of God ARE the very thing that will liberate creation itself! It is time for Churches and Christians to WAKE UP and restore this world back into Godly order through righteous preaching from the pulpit!

NEXT STEPS 

At this time, our Church, The Empowerment Center is beginning the process of working with both the Alliance Defending Freedom and Pulpit Freedom Sunday. We feel that with both our Church and the thousands Churches we’ve helped FREE here in America teaming up with these organizations, represents the best defense for both raising awareness for this critical issue of Church freedom of speech as well as creating a coalition of Christian ministries that can successfully repel ANY legal attack by the enemies of Church freedom.

We would humbly ask that you both lift us up in your prayers for the days ahead as well as support our mission here for us to help raise up the next generation of leaders for the Body of Christ and to FREE America’s pulpits from the restrictive 501c3 law. To support us, please DONATE to our Church HERE. Any voluntary donation given today will grant you free access to BOTH our custom statutory declaration affidavit as well as free access to a copy of our new Corporation Sole book (a $50 retail value). If you’re a Christian wanting to create a ministry or if you’re a Church currently organized and under the 501c3 law and would like to reorganize everything with a Corporation Sole, then please APPLY HERE.

Another way to support us is to SHARE our website with your friends on twitter, email and Facebook. Make sure you do whatever it takes to help us spread the message of Church Freedom!

Sincerely, By Joshua Kenny-Greenwood, Overseer of The Empowerment Center Church Google

Corporation Sole – Setting the Record Straight

This last week I was contacted by an awesome reporter from the Bend Bulletin named Joseph Ditzler. He requested to interview myself regarding our ministry, the Corporation Sole and our vision for helping to raise up the next generation of leaders for the Body of Christ.

Below, I review and comment on his article to clarify the finer points of the Corporation Sole and also to highlight subtle grammatical enhancements to make all statements 100% accurate for our followers.

WHAT THE ARTICLE GOT RIGHT

I am thankful that the experts that Joseph interviewed all agree that individuals attempting to use the Corporation Sole for its unintended purposes to evade lawful taxation are 100% scams and are negatively impacting the reputation of lawful corporation soles used by Christian Churches and ministries across America. Only bona-fide Christian Churches should access the benefits that a Corporation Sole provides. In fact, our ministry here at The Empowerment Center rejects over 65% of the requests for our Corporation Sole registration assistance.  All of the ministries that we have assisted are Churches that have a minimum of 4 congregation members who sign an affidavit under the penalties of perjury declaring that they have organized a legitimate Christian Church.  For the record, we are extremely disappointed that scam artists and sham organizations use any form of non-profit to avoid taxation whether it is a 501c3 or a Corporation Sole.  We believe the Corporation Sole should ONLY be used by legitimate bona-fide leaders of Christian Churches. We agree that the legitimate concerns are warranted, however, it’s important to inform the public that our standards for helping legitimate Churches get Corporation Sole’s are beyond reproach and our motives are righteous in hoping to see legitimate Christian Churches set free from an otherwise extremely restrictive 501c3 law that prevents Churches from being able to speak the truth about matters of politics and policy including what type of behavior is acceptable within the congregation whether it is in regards to freedom of speech, sexual orientation or all American Christian family values.  These are matters that have been laid out in the Bible for Christians and they should not be open to addendum’s or alterations by the state or policy-makers.

TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OF THE REPORT

Mr. Ditzler published the article this Sunday (front page news!) with the headlines, “Leading his flock, or fleecing them?” and “Questionable salvation in Sunriver” and he was able to get credible opinions from both Susan Gary, a professor on nonprofit organizations, trusts and estates at the University of Oregon School of Law as well asMichael Kron from The Oregon Department of Justice who both agree with our opinions that Corporation Sole is only for bona-fide Christian Ministries and should NEVER be used for any other purpose.  In the past, several individuals tried using the corporation sole for its unintended purposes and they learned the hard way  not to abuse the privilege that is earmarked exclusively for Christian Ministries.

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Pastor Joshua Kenny-Greenwood pictured above. Photo by Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin

This is just a grammatical error but, until the paper publishes a correction, when they say,“Joshua Kenny-Greenwood registers clients as Corporation Sole, which he says creates tax exempt religious organizations and, further, allows them to take part in political campaigns and influence legislation. The IRS and State authorities say that advertising to file or helping someone file as a Corporation Sole to eschew taxes is a common scam.”

1)  We do not have “clients”, in fact the word client is indicative that we are running a “for profit” business which is false. Here at The Empowerment Center, we’ve only ever freely helped Churches either reorganize or establish their ministries with a Corporation Sole. To this end, we vet each and every single Church that asks for our help (we currently deny 65% of total requests) if 4 people willing to sign an affidavit under the penalties of perjury attesting to the fact that they are organizing a bona-fide Christian Church (and even agreeing on this affidavit that they are meeting all 14 points to the 14 point test standard of a true Church that the IRS uses). After reviewing and agreeing with the churches request for assistance, we accept donations, but in the end, even if the Church cannot afford a donation, we will still help that Church if they qualify and have, in fact, helped nearly 100+ Churches at absolutely no cost whatsoever.

2)  The article states, “Joshua Kenny-Greenwood registers clients as Corporation Sole’s”.
I can state firmly that I, Joshua Kenny-Greenwood, have not and will never will register a Corporation Sole and act as it’s Oregon based registered agent in my own name or for my own benefit. That is not how it works at all!  Only upon a Church signing a 17 page Statutory Declaration of Church Establishment affidavit would our Corporation Sole, The Empowerment Center Overseer and Successors, a Corporation Sole even consider acting as that Church’s Oregon based registered agent. In this instance, there is a huge legal significance between Joshua as a person and our Churches Corporation Sole registering the individuals. This is a technical or grammatical inaccuracy that should definitely be revised by the Bend Bulletin.

EXPERT’S OPINIONS END UP BEING JUST THAT….OPINIONS.

There is quote under the heading, “Experts Disagree” with the following statement from Susan Gary, a professor on nonprofit organizations, trusts and estates at the University of Oregon School of Law which states:

In fact, at one point in the article there is quote under the heading, “Experts Disagree” with the following statement from Susan Gary, a professor on nonprofit organizations, trusts and estates at the University of Oregon School of Law which states,

“Experts in the field of tax law and charitable giving see obvious flaws in his argument. For one, Kenny-Greenwood’s interpretation of Section 508(c)(1)(a) is mistaken, said Susan Gary, a professor on nonprofit organizations, trusts and estates at the University of Oregon School of Law. The law excuses churches from the requirement that organizations notify the IRS they are seeking nonprofit status under Section 501(c)(3), nothing more, she said. Churches are automatically considered tax-exempt organizations and subject to 501(c)(3), even if they don’t notify the IRS, Gary said.”

Susan Gary’s statement that Churches are automatically subject to 501(c)(3) even if they do not notify the IRS is completely non-factual. Mrs. Gary is correct in her statement that 508c1a does excuse a Church from being legally required to notify the IRS of their exemption status, but implying that the Church itself is under the law of 501c3 automatically is factually wrong.

The Federal law of 26 USC 508(c)(1)(a) is unique because it MANDATORILY exempts Churches from taxation. Meaning, unlike 501c3 that has conditions for organizations to meet in order to enjoy their tax-exempt status, Churches organized under 508c1a have fewer conditions to meet in order to enjoy their tax exemption status. In fact, the first sentence of the law itself specifically states, “Except as provided in subsection (c), an organization organized after October 9, 1969, SHALL NOT be treated as an organization described in section 501 (c)(3)” With great emphasis on the, “SHALL NOT BE TREATED AS AN ORGANIZATION DESCRIBED IN SECTION 501c3”.

According to legal description, 501c3 is limited to ONLY incorporations, community chests, funds or foundations, NOT to Churches! Since 99.9% of Churches incorporate themselves when organizing their financial structure, they inadvertently come directly under the legal jurisdiction of 501c3 because 501c3 specifically covers incorporations.  Rather than incorporate, we encourage Churches to organize their Church through a Statutory Declaration Affidavit, because by them doing so, their organized Church Affidavit is neither considered an incorporation, community chest, fund or foundation and is therefore under the jurisdiction of 508c1a and NOT 501c3. Only the Churches subsequent Corporation Sole (and NOT the Church itself) is underneath 501c3 because the Corporation Sole is incorporated through the state.

Other comments related to prior instances of Corporation Sole corruption or individuals using it for its unintended purposes are understandable and we agree with all of them completely.

Question: Unsavory individuals used the Corporation Sole as a tax shelter in the past?
Answer: Yes

Question:  Unsavory individuals used the 501c3 non-profit as a tax shelter in the past?
Answer:  Yes

This does not mean that the Corporation Sole or the 501c3 non-profit is not a legitimate vehicle for Churches to organize their finances. It just means that they are designed for legitimate churches and non-profits to be used as they are intended… not as tax shelters.

THIS IS ABOUT CHURCH FREEDOM OF SPEECH

This is 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, 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! This creates a jurisdictional difference between the Church itself and its financial holdings entity which is the Corporation Sole. Therefore, when pastor preaches on Sunday morning, he/she is not preaching from the power and authority of his 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 508c1a. Currently, under the United States tax code, there is no other viable method for a Church to organize itself financially and NOT have the Church itself be subjected to restrictive 501c3 laws. This strategy does not make the Corporation Sole immune to 501c3 laws because it is incorporated.

This gives Churches the same authority they enjoyed prior to 501c3’s implementation in October 1969. This was a time when Pastors like Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. used to be able to influence Government and who’s Churches were instrumental in effectively ending segregation here in America with the passing of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968(which ended both segregation here in America and created the fair market housing act). These acts were DIRECT RESULTS of the Church standing up, speaking freely and rallying to influence positive and much needed changes in America. In fact, the Churches influence was so great, that it is said that it was the primary influence of then President Lyndon Johnson in enacting 501c3 laws so that the Church would hopefully never again enter the political fray!

Can anyone with a straight face honestly say that our country is better off since 1969? We currently have a Christian divorce rate of 75%, our Christian morals are being completely eroded from this country and we have somehow managed to rack up over $127 TRILLION DOLLARS in Government unfunded liabilities! Suffice to say, the current system is NOT working, its broken and we as Christians are the solution. If we were not the solution then why does it say in Romans 8:20-21, “For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.”

The Children of God ARE the very thing that will liberate creation itself! It is time for Churches and Christians to WAKE UP and restore this world back into Godly order through righteousness. If our goal is anything less than completely restoring this world, then what in the world are we doing here as Christians?! If it takes Churches influencing policies SO BE IT. This is why our ministry will continue to preach about the Corporation Sole and how it can help FREE the Church itself from these restrictive 501c3 laws.

By Joshua Kenny-Greenwood, Overseer of The Empowerment Center Church

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Original Source Report HERE.

Church Freedom is Disappearing!

Federal 501c3 Laws for Churches are satanic in nature and have single handedly  resulted in nearly a complete loss of the Churches religious freedom of expression and influence over the civil injustices caused by Government. In fact, unbeknownst to 99% of Pastors in America (that are not properly taught how Federal law works) are unaware that the instant a Church becomes incorporated, that the Church ceases to be legally recognized as a Church! Once a Church incorporates here in America, it is now legally defined as a Creature of the State! This terms “Creature of the State” is not a philosophical opinion but rather the legal designation given to all incorporated Churches pursuant to the Federal US Supreme Court case Hale v. Henkel – 201 U.S. 43 (1906) where as the US Supreme Court Chief Justice Melville Fuller stated,

“Upon the other hand, the corporation is a creature of the State. It is presumed to be incorporated for the benefit of the public. It receives certain special privileges and franchises, and holds them subject to the laws of the State and the limitations of its charter. Its powers are limited by law. It can make no contract not authorized by its charter. Its rights to act as a corporation are only preserved to it so long as it obeys the laws of its creation. There is a reserved right in the legislature to investigate its contracts and find out whether it has exceeded its powers.” – SCOTUS Chief Justice Melville Fuller

That means, the Church you have been attending on Sunday morning is not technically even considered a Church! You’ve not been visiting our Fathers house, you’ve been entering a house that by legal definition is owned by caesar! We should ALL know that this alone is a violation of our religious freedom because it violates the very nature of Jesus’s mandate that,

“Then Jesus said to them, “Render unto to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” – Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Mark 12:17

The Church DOES NOT belong to Caesar, it solely belongs to the Lord Sovereign alone. Can I get an Amen?! 

IS THERE A WAY FOR A CHURCH TO BE ORGANIZED WITHOUT IT BEING DIRECTLY UNDERNEATH 501c3 LAWS?

Yes, and it’s called, The Corporation Sole. Why is it the Churches solution in this hour? Let me explain; you see, the Corporation Sole is the only known way that a Church can organize it’s finances whereas the Church itself will NOT be under the jurisdiction of 501c3 but rather the law of both 26 U.S.C § 508(c)(1)(a) and 26 U.S.C § 6033(3)(A)(1-3). Both of these laws not only mandatorily exempt the Church from taxation but also mandatorily exempt the Church from being required to file annual returns to the IRS.

Without getting ultra technical like we do in our Corporation Sole Book, you must understand that a Corporation Sole is NOT your Church. It is an incorporated Office (or Title of the Office) of a church or religious organization (therefore, a Church must first be lawfully established before a Corporate Sole is even incorporated). It is established solely to manage the Churches assets, finances, and day to day financial operations. It is a Corporation ‘Sole’ because the Office is filled by only one person – (who is typically the head of the church or spiritual organization).

Here are some of its benefits: 

  • It brings freedom of speech BACK to the Church.
  • A Church that organizes its finances with a Corporation Sole CAN (outside of the Corporation Sole’s financial influence) preach and influence politics, minister to their congregation members and influence them to vote for or against any political candidate running for office, lobby congress and distribute political propaganda.
  • It is MANDATORILY EXEMPTED from filling annual returns to the IRS.
  • It MANDTORILY EXEMPTS you’re ministry from ALL Taxation.
  • A Corporation Sole Requires NO Board of Trustees, Polity Body or Appropriations Committee.
  • Requires NO Church by-laws.
  • It CAN issue Promissory Notes.
  • It CAN Act as a Natural Person in all transactions.
  • It CAN allow your Ministry to Influence Politics and Legislation. (unlike other Churches)
  • It CAN allow your Ministry to participate and intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.
  • It CAN substantially allow your ministry to issue political propaganda.
  • It Requires NO Church Treasurer (the Leader is now solely in charge of the Church finances).
  • Bonus: you can receive Tax Deductible donations through the Corporation Sole!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

In less than a decade the IRS has pressured nearly EVERY state Government to rescind their Corporation Sole laws and force Churches to completely adopt 501c3 laws. In fact, nearly 25 years ago almost ALL 50 States had Corporation Sole laws, 10 years ago it shrunk down to 16 states that had active laws and now today there is less than 8 states that still have active corporation sole laws! I am GREATLY concerned that in the next year or so, that not a single state in America will have a Corporation Sole law. Meaning, unless you Church or Pastor adopts the Corporation Sole NOW, then they will be grandfathered in and enjoy incredible freedom. If they decide to wait and do nothing, then very soon not a single state will offer the Corporation Sole protection and the Church will loose the very last legal front to truly have any freedom of expression. Mark my words that any Church that does not have a Corporation Sole law WILL BE FORCED BY LAW to officiate Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered individuals!

I have done nearly everything in my power to share this word of Church freedom, I authored the first book in American History on the Corporation Sole and how it can set our Churches free and I daily email nearly 13,000+ ministries around America. I CANNOT KEEP DOING THIS ALONE AND I NEED OTHERS LIKE YOURSELF TO HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

We need this information given to Church Leaders, Community Leaders, Newspaper Editors, Glenn Beck, Radio Shows and more. Socially share, email to a friend or post this to your blog. Without your help, this message will die off, the Corporation Sole laws will be rescinded and the Church will continue to disintegrate rapidly like we’ve seen these past few years.

IF you are a Pastor or a Christian that would be interested in getting your ministry established or reorganized with a Corporation Sole, then please consider donating below to get your established today:

Church Creation and Corporation Sole Support

I can only hope that more and more Christians can experience the level of freedom that we currently enjoy here at The Empowerment Center with the help of our own Corporation Sole. Thanks and God Bless!

By Joshua Kenny-Greenwood, Overseer of The Empowerment Center Church

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Church Religious Freedom of Speech and The Corporation Sole

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL PASTORS: 

Due to the broken promise of President Donald Trump to repeal the Johnson Amendment from 501c3 and the Supreme Court ruling that same sex marriage is the ruling law of the land…the work here at ChurchFreedom.org has never been more critical. As now, our Church Establishment Affidavit and the Corporation Sole working together represent the only way for a Church to lawfully stand against same sex marriage without fear of being sued under ‘gender discrimination laws’ and for them to also endorse any political candidate running for office. In light of this gigantic development, the Lord has commanded that we put our application back online. Any Church that applies and is approved will enjoy religious freedoms that no other Church in the nation has under the current laws. Have FAITH and join us before the door is shut. Apply below:

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