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Anita Dittman was born in 1927 and lives in Minnesota. For many years, until she was in her late 80s, Anita spoke to schools and other groups, sharing her experience.
Jan Markell is the founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, an informative, cutting-edge news ministry that includes her relevant radio talk show, Understanding the Times. Her radio program is streamlined around the world on the web and now reaches over 800 stations across America.
Ann Marie is a former Catholic nun.
Berit Kjos is a respected researcher, the author of many books and magazine articles, and a concerned parent (and grandparent) who has extensively studied religious trends, today’s social changes, the roots and branches of the United Nations, the rising worldwide management system, and—most alarming of all—the transformation of the church. Berit first became aware of New Age and occult influences in our society at a 1974 conference on holistic health. As a registered nurse, she was interested in methods of healing but soon discovered that the occult powers found in New Age methods brought bondage instead of true healing. Her research website is; http://www.crossroad.to.
Bill Randles is the pastor of Believers in Grace Fellowship church in Marion, Iowa, which he pioneered from his own home in 1982. He is also the author of three books, all of which speak to different aspects of the current “signs and wonders” revival, which Pastor Randles believes presents a dangerous and misleading substitute for orthodox Christianity. Pastor Randles is also a husband and the father of six children. He has preached the Gospel in Africa, India, and the United Kingdom as well as pastoring for eighteen years.
Bob Kirkland, D.D. is a Baptist pastor from Ontario, Canada. In 1955, at the age of twelve, he received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Bob explains, “The Bible says, ‘If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new’ (2 Corinthians 5:17). For me, everything became new, especially a new burning desire to study the Word of God. At the writing of this book, I am seventy-five years old and still have that burning desire to study His Word.”
Carl Teichrib has authored specialized reports, book chapters, and approximately 200 articles and essays on globalization and its many subtopics. Over the years, he has been an accredited observer and/or participant in a variety of international events, including the United Nations Millennium Forum. Carl is a conference speaker and has given lectures across North America. He is also a guest on numerous radio talk shows, and his work has been utilized by a host of authors, commentators, and media personalities. He lives in western Canada with his wife and children.
Caryl Matrisciana grew up in India. Later, as a young adult, she lived in England and became heavily involved in the New Age movement. After becoming a Christian, she devoted her life to producing documentaries to help others see the dangers of the New Age/New Spirituality movement. Caryl passed away in 2016, but her work continues ministering to people around the world.
Cedric is the director of Truthkeepers, a web-based ministry warning about spiritual deception in the church (www.truthkeepers.com). He and his wife, Cheryl, live on the East Coast where he pastors a small house church that he pioneered. His past experience helps him to identify diabolical darkness that masquerades as Christianity today. Cedric believes God has called him to not only prepare believers to be equipped to avoid deception and apostasy but also to expose the heresies that have inundated modern Christianity.
Chris Lawson is a missionary and an ordained pastor. He is the founder and president of Spiritual Research Network, Inc., a Christian outreach dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel and encouraging biblical discernment. You can visit his website where there is extensive research at:
When Corrie ten Boom was in her early fifties, she and her family joined the Dutch Underground Christian Resistance movement during World War II. Corrie’s autobiography The Hiding Place, describing those war years, is a book (and movie) that millions of people worldwide are familiar with. is the story of Corrie’s years prior to the commencement of World War II.
Dave Hunt is the founder of The Berean Call in Bend, Oregon. Dave’s impeccable research and recognized scholarship are based on in depth studies of original documents and publications, interviews with key experts from around the world, and extensive travel—including to South America, Australia, Europe and throughout the Middle East.
David Dombrowski is a U.S. veteran and a former Catholic. He is the co-founder, chief editor, and acquisitions editor at Lighthouse Trails Publishing and Lighthouse Trails Research Project. He has a degree in English from Portland State University. He co-founded Lighthouse Trails in 2002 with his wife Deborah. Today, Lighthouse Trails represents over 35 authors throughout North America and the U.K.
Diet Eman was a young woman when Hitler invaded Holland. When she saw the Jewish people being persecuted and murdered, she knew she had to do something. Together with her fiancé and other Dutch men and women, Diet joined the underground Christian resistance movement in order to help save the lives of Jews who were in danger of becoming victims of Hitler’s “final solution.”
Egerton Ryerson Young was born at Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada on April 7, 1840. After his education at the Normal School in Ontario and his ordination as a minister, he entered the ministry. When he was 27 years old, he received a commission to become a missionary to the Canadian Indians, first serving at the Norway House in the Northwest Territories. This launched his ministry, which lasted for many years, to the Canadian Indians whom he served faithfully with his wife, Elizabeth Bingham of Bradford, Ontario and their children.
Geneva Paulson is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She has spent her life working with church youth of all ages and caring for patients at Tri-County Hospital. She loves to read, cook, and spend time with her large family. She and her husband live on a small farm near Eagle Bend, Minnesota, population 535. In their semi-retirement, they have beef cattle and enjoy raising a large garden and sharing the produce.
Georgi Vins, a Baptist pastor living in the U.S.S.R., was 37-years-old the first time he was imprisoned for his faith in a Soviet prison camp. He left behind his wife, his children, and his church. Over the course of thirteen years, Pastor Vins spent a total of eight years in the gulags.
Gregory R Reid, DD has conducted more than 250 training classes for criminal justice workers, police officers, probation departments, and other professionals since 1987. He has spoken extensively in churches nationwide on the dangers of occultism. Gregory worked with at-risk youth, including sexual abuse victims and occult-bound kids for many years. You may visit Greg's website to learn more about him: www.thecolorofpain.com.
Harry (Henry) Ironside (1876-1951) was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He became involved in Christian ministry and evangelism at the age of eleven and was often called the boy preacher. His devotion to God’s Word and his desire to see many come to salvation through Christ never waned. At the age of 53, he became pastor of Moody Bible Church in Chicago, where he pastored for 19 years. Visit www.harryironside.com to read more by Dr. Ironside.
Johanna Michaelsen is a noted author, lecturer, and authority on the occult. Her internationally best-selling autobiography, The Beautiful Side of Evil, tells the story of her involvement with the occult, Yoga, Silva Mind Control, a well-known psychic surgeon in Mexico City, and her eventual rejections of all such practices.
Kevin Reeves has been a freelance writer for over twenty years. His articles and columns have been featured in various newspapers and magazines, including Alaskan Southeaster. His articles on heretical church movements have been translated into three languages. Kevin lives in Alaska with his wife.
Richard and Linda Nathan are both former New Age followers. They have worked together in their company, Logos Word Designs, LLC., since 1992, offering a wide variety of writing, editing, and publishing consultation services. Linda is the author of numerous discernment articles, two books, and two Lighthouse Trails booklets.
Maria Kneas writes from experience, from a lifetime of needing God’s strength for the many challenges she has faced. As a result of these difficult times, Maria has paid close attention when preachers or authors or friends shared insights about receiving God’s strength, comfort, and encouragement. Through prayer and careful study of God’s Word, she has confirmed those things which are in accordance of the Scriptures.
A Word From Mary, About Mary: I have been a believer since 1981. Everything else before that is relatively meaningless. My heart has, from day one, always been toward the subject of Bible prophecy, and I have seen the Lord do amazing things in my life through simply studying the Word and applying it to my life. I am a wife, grandmother, and work full time in ministry.
Mike Oppenheimer is the founder and director of Let Us Reason Ministries, which began in 1994. He has been researching and writing about spiritual deception in the church for many years. Mike was brought up Jewish, later spending many years in the New Age movement. He became a born-again Christian in the mid-’80s. Mike lives in Hawaii with his wife and son.
Raised on a Métis settlement with fifteen brothers and sisters, Nanci’s childhood and young adult life was riddled with terrors that come with being the daughter and granddaughter of medicine men. Nanci’s book, Muddy Waters, tells the story of this Cree First Nations woman, who after years of struggle, oppression, and spiritual darkness found light and truth in the One who offered her freedom.
Investigative Police Sergeant Patrick Crough has over thirty years of law enforcement experience, including twenty years as a Major Crimes Investigator and Hostage Negotiator with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Rochester, New York. He is married with three grown children and two grandchildren.
Ray Yungen, author, speaker, and research analyst, studied religious movements for over twenty-five years. His love for Jesus Christ and for people and his exuberance for life are reflected in his writing. He is the author of several books and booklets and lecture DVDs dealing with the New Age and mysticism, and how these relate to biblical prophecy and the church.
Roger Oakland is an author, lecturer, and the founder of Understand the Times, International. He has written several books and is featured in numerous documentary DVD films. Over the past 35 years, he has lectured in over 70 countries. He is also the founder of the Bryce Homes Program International, a missions program that ministers physically and spiritually to widows and children in several countries. His autobiography Let There Be Light chronicles his years as an evolutionist to becoming a creationist and then a believer in Jesus Christ.
Ruth Hunt is the wife of the late Dave Hunt, founder of The Berean Call in Bend, Oregon. Both Dave and Ruth went home to be with the Lord in 2013.
Sandy Simpson was a missionary in the Micronesian islands for many years where his family served. He is also the director of Deception in the Church ministries, a research and discernment ministry with a highly informative website and newsletter.
Susan Moore is a free-lance writer and researcher who has done editing, formatting, and researching for Lighthouse Trails and other discernment ministries, such as The Berean Call and Understand the Times, for many years.
T.A. McMahon is president and executive director of The Berean Call ministry, editor-in-chief and contributing writer for The Berean Call newsletter, co-author of The Seduction of Christianity, America: The Sorcerer’s New Apprentice, Understand the Times, and author of Showtime for the Sheep? and Temporal Delusion.
Tony Pearce used to work as a school teacher north London and is now the pastor of The Bridge Christian Fellowship in Golders Green, London. He also produces the quarterly magazine, Light for the Last Days, giving up to date information on-issues relating to the return of the Messiah.
Warren B. Smith (B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.S.W. Tulane University)—A free lance writer and community social worker who was formerly involved in the New Age movement. He has written extensively on the subject of spiritual deception and has spoken on radio, television, and at seminars and conferences. For more information about Warren's ministry and for contact and support information, click here.
By Anita Dittman with Jan Markell Anita Dittman was just a little girl when the winds of Hitler and Nazism began to blow through Germany.
DVD Lecture with Mike Oppenheimer (Let Us Reason Ministries) This DVD can also be found in the following sets: MIKE OPPENHEIMER DISCERNMENT PACK
Softbound | Photos A Family Determined to Free Their Son from a Religious Cult
DVD | 15 minute short film, with second bonus film "A True Reward" An Emma Broyden Film Differentia Films Lighthouse Trails Rating on this film - 12+ years "PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD IS THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS" (Psalm 116:15)