DeWayne Hafen: Interview to Dale Von Atta, 1978

As a teenager, DeWayne Hafen helped Ross LeBaron in his machine shop while LeBaron taught him about the Church of the Firstborn. When Hafen met him again as an adult, LeBaron was hesitant to ordain Hafen. The reason was Hafen's previous affiliation with The Church of the Firstborn of the Fullness of the Times. Even … Continue reading DeWayne Hafen: Interview to Dale Von Atta, 1978

Ross LeBaron: Letter to Margarito Bautista, 1958

"Lehi was evidently the first-born of Manasseh; for he followed the patriarchal pattern[,]" wrote Ross LeBaron about the Book of Mormon patriarch. "His youngest son held the right of the first-born (evidently of the tribe of Manasseh). Lehi was patriarch to a new world, Jacob priest, and Nephi King." A Mormon Fundamentalist, Margarito Bautista had … Continue reading Ross LeBaron: Letter to Margarito Bautista, 1958

Ross LeBaron: Open Letter to Francis M. Darter

Francis M. Darter (1881-1968) was a prolific Mormon Fundamentalist writer. Among the beliefs he espoused was Pyramidology, which proposed that the Great Pyramid of Giza was a "Bible in stone", setting dates, through its measures, for the most important events in human history. Such beliefs seem to have been influential on Ross W. LeBaron, as the … Continue reading Ross LeBaron: Open Letter to Francis M. Darter

Ross LeBaron: Interview to Dale Van Atta, 1977

As the murderous acts of his brother Ervil gained international attention, Ross Wesley LeBaron was interviewed by journalist Dale Van Atta in June, 1977. Van Atta later co-authored a book on Ervil LeBaron and his crimes. According to Ross, the violence was over ownership of land in Mexico, as was well as a Cain-and-Abel war … Continue reading Ross LeBaron: Interview to Dale Van Atta, 1977

Ross LeBaron and Robert Eaby: Proclamation On The 8th Dispensation

PROCLAMATION….. Be It Known To The Saints Of The Most High: As of February 27, in the year of our Lord 1968, the Seventh Dispensation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the children of men, along with the keys, power, authority and ordinances pertaining thereto is terminated; and the Eighth Dispensation of the Gospel … Continue reading Ross LeBaron and Robert Eaby: Proclamation On The 8th Dispensation

DeWayne Hafen: Ross LeBaron and the Father as a Servant

"He never, at any time I'm aware of, ever depended upon those who followed him to support him", states DeWayne Hafen. An adopted son of Ross LeBaron, Hafen talks about why his priesthood leader lived in a storage shed and didn't collect money from his followers, and reflects on the relationship with his own adopted … Continue reading DeWayne Hafen: Ross LeBaron and the Father as a Servant

Robert Black: The Church of the Firstborn, Temple Ordinances and the AUB

Robert Rey Black was an associate of Ross W. LeBaron in The Church of the Firstborn. In the following essay, Black recollects his interactions with the presiding council of the Apostolic United Brethren (AUB) over temple ordinances, in 1978. Black claims that, under the authority of Ross LeBaron, he attempted to teach and perform the … Continue reading Robert Black: The Church of the Firstborn, Temple Ordinances and the AUB